The Year for Low Carbon Heating – 2018’s the Year to Switch!


The Year for Low Carbon Heating – 2018’s the Year to Switch!

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges facing countries around the world at this current time is meeting our current obligations put in place by the Paris Climate Change Agreement. However, how do you make a move to decarbonise a sector that depends so heavily on fossil fuel?

Heating currently makes up around half the energy we use in our homes but because of this, there needs to be plans in place to encourage homeowners and businesses to change to lower carbon alternatives.

Most of us whether we are homeowners or running a business power our heating by gas as people don’t know any different. With nearly 85% of the population in the same boat, the government faces a major challenge in helping people make the move to renewable sources.

With the aim to decarbonise our heating by 2050 the government is trying to encourage us to swap to lower carbon alternatives with incentives such as the renewable heat incentive (RHI). This works in a similar way to the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) scheme for solar panels, as it pays those who have certain heating systems installed a monthly amount for the energy they produce.

There are different schemes for domestic and non-domestic heating that fit the criteria, however, the good news is that recent changes in response to decarbonising our heating have seen a rise in the tariffs. That means you can get a pretty return on investment if you decide to switch your current heating to a low carbon solution and act in the next 12 months!

With just these incentives alone you can see why now would be a good time to make the switch and you are not short on options. Low carbon heating solutions come in many different forms you just have to make the decision on what would work best for your home or business:

LOW CARBON HEATING SOLUTIONS

SOLAR THERMAL: Solar Hot Water Systems also known as Solar Thermal Systems, use solar panels called collectors which are fitted to your roof. These collect heat from the sun and use it to heat up your water which is then stored in a hot water cylinder.

AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS: Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from inside a property. The heat from the air is absorbed at a low temperature into a fluid, this fluid then passes through a compressor which increases the temperature transferring this into heating or hot water which is then used in radiators, underfloor heating, warm air convectors and general hot water supply for your home.

GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS: Ground source heat pumps absorb heat at low temperatures from the ground into a fluid inside the loops of pipes buried in the garden. This fluid passes through a compressor which increases the temperature which can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating, warm heating systems and hot water in your property.

BIOMASS HEATING: Biomass produces electricity and heating for your property by burning wood pellets, chips or logs to power your central heating and hot water. The way the system works is that water is heated to a high temperature under pressure to produce steam, which then powers the turbine connected to the generator whilst the steam then heats the water to then be distributed around the property.

There’s no doubt that 2018 is the perfect time to make the switch to renewable energy sources if you are looking to decarbonise or update your heating system. Each technology that has support under the RHI has its own advantages and benefits so you will need to do your research before deciding which system is best for you.

HOW TO SWITCH TO RENEWABLE HEATING ALTERNATIVES

Here at Ecolution, we offer a complete service to supply, install and maintain these systems renewable heating systems. We are one of the UK’s largest and longest standing housing and construction specialist in renewable technologies. We have a proven track record evident from our extensive portfolio of renewable installations across the UK.

We have close partnerships with leading manufacturers through our distribution arm meaning we can ensure you receive the best quality products at competitive prices or if replacement or additional parts are required we can quickly and efficiently source the materials.

With our experienced in-house technical teams, we will provide you with a tailor-made service from site assessment to the design and planning stages, through to completion, ensuring all your requirements are met and that optimum renewable systems are delivered at competitive prices!

So if you’re already considering making the switch to renewable energy then get in touch with our dedicated team today!

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges facing countries around the world at this current time is meeting our current obligations put in place by the Paris Climate Change Agreement. However, how do you make a move to decarbonise a sector that depends so heavily on fossil fuel?

Heating currently makes up around half the energy we use in our homes but because of this, there needs to be plans in place to encourage homeowners and businesses to change to lower carbon alternatives.

Most of us whether we are homeowners or running a business power our heating by gas as people don’t know any different. With nearly 85% of the population in the same boat, the government faces a major challenge in helping people make the move to renewable sources.

With the aim to decarbonise our heating by 2050 the government is trying to encourage us to swap to lower carbon alternatives with incentives such as the renewable heat incentive (RHI). This works in a similar way to the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) scheme for solar panels, as it pays those who have certain heating systems installed a monthly amount for the energy they produce.

There are different schemes for domestic and non-domestic heating that fit the criteria, however, the good news is that recent changes in response to decarbonising our heating have seen a rise in the tariffs. That means you can get a pretty return on investment if you decide to switch your current heating to a low carbon solution and act in the next 12 months!

With just these incentives alone you can see why now would be a good time to make the switch and you are not short on options. Low carbon heating solutions come in many different forms you just have to make the decision on what would work best for your home or business:

LOW CARBON HEATING SOLUTIONS

SOLAR THERMAL: Solar Hot Water Systems also known as Solar Thermal Systems, use solar panels called collectors which are fitted to your roof. These collect heat from the sun and use it to heat up your water which is then stored in a hot water cylinder.

AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS: Air source heat pumps absorb heat from the outside air in the same way that a fridge extracts heat from inside a property. The heat from the air is absorbed at a low temperature into a fluid, this fluid then passes through a compressor which increases the temperature transferring this into heating or hot water which is then used in radiators, underfloor heating, warm air convectors and general hot water supply for your home.

GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS: Ground source heat pumps absorb heat at low temperatures from the ground into a fluid inside the loops of pipes buried in the garden. This fluid passes through a compressor which increases the temperature which can then be used to heat radiators, underfloor heating, warm heating systems and hot water in your property.

BIOMASS HEATING: Biomass produces electricity and heating for your property by burning wood pellets, chips or logs to power your central heating and hot water. The way the system works is that water is heated to a high temperature under pressure to produce steam, which then powers the turbine connected to the generator whilst the steam then heats the water to then be distributed around the property.

There’s no doubt that 2018 is the perfect time to make the switch to renewable energy sources if you are looking to decarbonise or update your heating system. Each technology that has support under the RHI has its own advantages and benefits so you will need to do your research before deciding which system is best for you.

HOW TO SWITCH TO RENEWABLE HEATING ALTERNATIVES

Here at Ecolution, we offer a complete service to supply, install and maintain these systems renewable heating systems. We are one of the UK’s largest and longest standing housing and construction specialist in renewable technologies. We have a proven track record evident from our extensive portfolio of renewable installations across the UK.

We have close partnerships with leading manufacturers through our distribution arm meaning we can ensure you receive the best quality products at competitive prices or if replacement or additional parts are required we can quickly and efficiently source the materials.

With our experienced in-house technical teams, we will provide you with a tailor-made service from site assessment to the design and planning stages, through to completion, ensuring all your requirements are met and that optimum renewable systems are delivered at competitive prices!

So if you’re already considering making the switch to renewable energy then get in touch with our dedicated team today!

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