How to heat your home AND protect the environment
How to heat your home AND protect the environment!
We all know that heating your home can be expensive and with snow showers in April most of us still have the heating on full blast! But things are looking up for the weather and for our heating bills in the future with the introduction of more efficient renewable energy appliances, that not only save money but also help protect the environment.
The UK Government is making big, bold moves for a cleaner, greener future with the aim to reach net zero emissions by 2050 and the requirement to install more sustainable heating systems in new homes from 2025. Government grants are also being offered in some parts of the UK to help with the installation of these heating systems.
There’s a wide choice of sustainable heating options available, from air source and ground source heat pumps to biomass wood pellet boilers. Here’s a few tips on each to help you decide how you can make the move to a more sustainable heating system in the future.
Air source heat pumps
These are an increasingly popular choice for homeowners and can be easily integrated into heating systems. Designed to work in lower temperature conditions they are suitable for installation in a wide range of accommodation including smaller houses to larger properties and offer excellent energy savings. In addition, approximately 75% of the energy used comes from renewable sources, therefore helping reduce your carbon footprint
Ground source heat pumps (GSHP)
These heat pumps are one of the cheapest forms of home heating available and, once installed, are very low maintenance. They use a loop of pipe which is buried in your garden to extract heat from the ground to provide central heating and hot water and like air source heat pumps are extremely efficient.
The length of the ground loop depends on the size of your home and the amount of heat your home requires to remain warm and cosy during the long winter months.
Biomass boilers provide space heating and hot water for the entire home, using sustainably sourced wood pellets. As they are essentially carbon neutral this contributes to prevent long-term climate change.
Although the initial outlay for installation is higher than for oil or gas heating systems, the long-term benefits are well worth the investment financially and for the future health of the planet. Benefits include:
- low running costs
- low maintenance
- one energy bill for the whole dwelling, which includes lighting, appliances, heating, and hot water
- environmentally friendly – no harmful emissions to the environment
At Warmflow we pride ourselves in leading the way in creating products which will stand the test of time for future generations, protecting our planet and helping to reduce fuel bills. Our Zeno range of renewable energy appliances has been designed to meet the needs of customers who are looking for alternative heating solutions.
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