Continued consumption of fossil fuels is increasing the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere resulting in climate change and global warming. Our homes account for almost 27% of the UK’s CO2 emissions, more than 80% of which is attributed to our heating and hot water provision.
Renewable energy technologies are clean sources of energy that have low environmental impact and will not run out unlike fossil fuels. By increasing our capacity for generating green, renewable energy we will in turn reduce our green house gas emissions. By installing a heat pump you can dramatically reduce your carbon footprint.
"It has been concluded that heat pumps are the single technology that could reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of households better than every other technology that is available on the market" - http://pubs.rsc.org
We now have the technology in the form of heat pumps, to harness free energy from the sun that falls on the planet each day heating the ground, air and water. Heat pumps are extremely energy efficient. They can generate 3 to 4 units of heat for every unit of energy they use, making them 300 to 400% efficient as opposed to new conventional boilers that are only 95% efficient at best.
By generating your own supply of heat from sustainable resources you reduce your reliance on other sources of power such as oil, coal, gas or LPG, that may be imported and subject to price fluctuations.
The UK Government are committed to reducing carbon emissions, with heating in the home being a priority in their strategy. The Climate Change Act of Nov 2008 commits the UK to reducing CO2 emissions by at least 26% by 2020 and with a long-term goal of an 80% reduction by 2050.
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat. By switching to heating systems that use renewable energy, we can help the UK reduce its carbon emissions. People who join the Domestic RHI receive quarterly payments over seven years. The more renewable heat your home needs, the higher the payment.
Renewable Energy is the future. Compared to fossil and nuclear fuels, its impact on the planet is minimal, and it makes economic sense too. Installing a Renewable Energy heat pump means you could