Contributing to a healthier environment is one of the biggest trends of the modern era, with alternatives to the standard fuel burning appliances becoming all the more popular in households across the world.
With wintry nights closing in and the bitter cold stopping us from getting out of our beds in the morning, many people will turn to their reliable boilers for warmth this winter. However, not all of us have upgraded to a more environmentally friendly system yet, so what’s on offer? Here are a few heating appliances to choose from that would make you a proud contributor in the battle against global warming.
If there’s space on your roof, why not consider a solar thermal system to heat your home this winter? There would be a huge reduction in the amount of fossil fuels you would usually rely on plus the majority of your annual hot water needs will be covered. It’s extremely affordable and is likely to reduce your usual bills considerably, making it the cheapest option on the list.
These boilers look and work in exactly the same way as other standard boilers. However, it generates electricity to heat up your home, thus reducing carbon emissions. The electricity provides both hot water and central heating. One of the biggest pluses for this particular form of boiler is that it works in accordance with the Government’s Feed-In Tariff. It’s incredibly convenient and highly recommended by most energy suppliers.
Biomass fuel is the process of burning wood to provide both hot water and central heating for your home. They can be bought to provide heat for one room or to act as the central heating system. It’s an eco-friendly option that burns would rather than fossil fuels, whilst the left over ash can be used as a fertiliser to grow more plants and trees in the future. Wood pellets or other wood fuel can be supplied to the burner, which also has an integrated automatic fuel feed and ignition system.
Even the outside air can be used to heat your home this winter. Air Source Heat Pumps are able to absorb the air and turn it into warm air that is capable of heating a radiator or any other heating system in your home. This is another great way to reduce fuel bills and save the unnecessary space taken up by interior heating systems.
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