Time is running out for the UK to meet its carbon reduction targets and the way we live has to change. A big part of that will be saying goodbye to our gas and oil boilers, which the UK is looking to phase out almost completely by 2050.
In March 2019 it was confirmed by the UK Chancellor Philip Hammond that from 2025 it will be illegal to install gas boilers in new build homes. This is a clear, positive move that’ll see home builders choosing low carbon alternatives to traditional gas boilers, LPG gas and oil systems in just six years.
However, this is a very tall order, especially when you consider that the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has vowed to try and keep energy bills as low as possible. In June 2019, Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled a new target to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This means every single one of us will need to have made the switch to a renewable heating source by 2050.
Future home heating systems
GME Group believes the future of home heating will be ground source heating and air source heat pumps. Heat pumps don’t rely on fossil fuels but instead absorb heat from the ground or air and use a small amount of electricity to compress the heat to a high temperature.
Heat pumps are extremely efficient and when combined with a renewable source of electricity like the Solar PV panels we provide and you could be living the carbon-neutral dream.
Costs for of alternative heating sources
The great news for homeowners and commercial developers is that the cost of eco-friendly heating equipment and installation can be reaped back through their long lifespan with lower energy bills. This means that you can start putting eco-friendly measures in place now – such as improving insulation or replacing an old and inefficient boiler with a renewable option.
Start future-proofing your heating system
If you’re interested in learning more about how your home could benefit from a renewable energy system, get in touch on 01435 868988 or contact us via our contact form. We’ll take a look at your current heating system and offer advice on how to move to a more sustainable energy source.