When Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that gas heating will be banned for newly build homes by 2025, the news not only shocked Effective Heating Leeds but heating and hot water product manufacturers. The aim of the UK government is to tackle climate change on a wider scale.
New generation homes will get their heat from low carbon heat pumps and heat networks. The Committee on Climate Change estimated that around 2.5 million heat pumps will be installed on new homes to meet the carbon targets.
Meanwhile, Carl Arntzen, CEO of heating and hot water products manufacturer Worchester Bosch commented that the government must take a more personalized approach when it comes to the future heating needs of UK. Everybody wants to reduce the impact of heating systems on the environment but it is also important for the government to ensure that homes will be comfortably warm during winter nights.
The government must define the standards of energy performance for new homes so that the heating industry can use innovative technology to deliver the necessary solutions. At present, building regulations are non-prescriptive when it comes to technology. There is no single technology that will answer de-carbonization and the government must allow experts to suggest on what is the best technology on a house-to-house basis.
The true implications of the government’s decision will be on those who are planning to build new homes in 2025 and beyond. Energy Savings Trust’s argument is for homes today and tomorrow to be as energy efficient as possible. The cost of new heating systems must not put a dent on the homeowner’s finances.
Results of the study conducted by Element Energy & E4 Tech revealed that the cumulative costs of de-carbonizing the heating systems of UK by 2050 could reach about £120 to £300 billion. The annual average cost of heating a home will be £100 to £300 higher in 2050.
A completely green solution is to ensure the energy efficiency of boilers through Effective Heating Leeds that provides routine servicing for boilers. Routine service will take one hour max but the homeowner is assured of the energy efficiency and safety of the boiler.