Nu-Heat Managing Director, David Roberts explains how to choose a cost-effective, eco friendly heating system for your home.
As homeowners, we all want the same thing – to have a warm comfortable home that don’t cost the earth.
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How can you achieve and secure an eco-friendly, low cost home heating system that will work for you in the long term?
With a breadth of experience in manufacturing, construction and utilities, Nu-Heat MD David Roberts shares his thoughts on the future of heating.
Change is coming – an exciting and efficient future
The way we heat our homes is slowing changing, and it needs to. As a nation, we have to cut building emissions and improve the efficiency of our homes. The future of UK heating cannot involve high heating bills or fuel poverty.
I believe that our collective desire to live cost-effectively in our cosy, welcoming homes is an achievable goal and one that the heating industry must play a significant role in making a reality. Over recent years we have seen various measures put in place to improve the efficiency of our homes – the installation of loft and cavity wall insulation, the gradual roll out of smart meters, and an increased demand for smart thermostats and low temperature systems like underfloor heating. These are all steps in the right direction, creating warmer homes with better energy usage control, and helping us all to consider and improve the efficiency of our homes.
In the future though, the heating industry has to bring these measures together to ensure that heating systems are specifically designed to meet the needs of each building. Only then will our homes be truly efficient, save us money, improve our health and be more comfortable to live in.
But in order to achieve this, a change of thinking is required. We all have a responsibility to think about heating differently.
Heating is about more than fitting a new gas boiler or simply replacing a radiator. It’s about investing some time into choosing the right option, selecting the right heating solution for each and every home and those who live there, shunning the ‘rule of thumb’ approach.
When building new, renovating or adding an extension, we need to think outside the box, embracing new developments and the benefits they can offer both us as homeowners and the wider environment.
Zoned systems, which can be individually and accurately controlled on a room-by-room basis to run at lower temperatures, are the future.