Eco-Friendly Boilers: Warming Up to Fight Climate Change

April 12, 2021

Times are changing and so is the Architecture and Construction industry. The need for change and more sustainable solutions such as eco-friendly boilers is becoming increasingly urgent. After 18 months of restrictions, there is no better time to appreciate the warm weather and sapphire blue skies as summer approaches. Never in our lives have we enjoyed opening the garden doors as much as we have recently. Taking in a deep breath to be greeted by the glorious smell of freedom and the chatter of family, friends and laughter.

However, it is also a time for our homes to breathe a sigh of relief after months of keeping the cold out, the heat in and your bills down. Whilst this is benefiting us, it is actually harming the environment we live in. The need for change is greater than ever, and it is time we began focussing more on the changes we need to implement in order to make a difference and begin undoing the damage.

The Government has planned an ambitious target to reduce the UK’s emissions by at least 68% by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels) in order to help the UK reach the net zero emission target by 2050. To reach this target, the Government have put in place plans to ban gas boilers in new homes by 2025 as it has been proven that homes produce on average 20% of the total emissions in the UK.

With new homes being fitted with alternative, eco-friendly boilers it is predicted that homes will produce 70-80% less carbon emissions. There has already been a seismic shift by communities wanting to do their bit to help the UK reach net zero emissions by 2050. James Roberts of RMR Architecture has experienced this first-hand:

“We’re not just seeing a surge in demand to extend their living spaces to accommodate our new lifestyles of working from home. We’re seeing a significant shift to eco-friendly solutions for heating and insulating homes.”

What are eco-friendly boilers?

Eco-friendly boilers are the alternative to traditional gas boilers. There are a few variations, but the most common being installed in new homes is Air Source Heat Pumps. Using a fan, these new boilers utilise the air from outside your home and convert it into heat for your home. There are also Ground Source Heat Pumps which provide the same job, but gain the heat from the ground using underground pipes.

What you can do to make a difference

This year you can do more than just sympathise. You can help fight climate change whilst saving money at the same time. Investing in eco-friendly solutions will not only benefit our environment, but home owners can enjoy savings on energy bills through improved efficiency. We are all responsible and all have a part to play. Through working together, we can begin to make a significant difference to our future, sustainably warming our homes so the planet can begin to heal.

If you are interested in embarking on an environmentally friendly change to your home contact us today, or click the button below to find out more information about the services we provide.

Not wanting to revive the debate as to whether a bath or a shower is better (it’s a bath by the way!) our bathrooms look after us on a daily basis. But it’s easy to forget that it’s quite a harsh environment and large temperature swings and condensation relentlessly finds the gaps and before you know it, a renovation is in order.

However, getting your bathroom to have that showroom look is easier said than done. Dipping your toes into going DIY can be a slippery slope which could end up costing you more with a finish you’re not happy with, and that’s after you’ve wrestled with the soil pipe you never wanted to touch in the first place.

What we all want is a bathroom we can soak in the glory of a job well done, letting our daily stresses drain away so we can enjoy getting hot and steamy once again. So, what’s the solution?

With bathrooms, there’s a mix of science and art to get that photo quality you’ve been getting your inspiration from. Experienced professionals have a habit of finding the delicate balance of style and practicality which may not have even been considered before, getting the best from the space available. For example, if space is the limiting factor, choosing a wall-hung sink unit can create the illusion of a bigger room.

Not only is space considered, but lighting is also a key component to any renovation project, finding the perfect natural and artificial lighting ratio is an often-overlooked detail, and with lots of reflective surfaces the light is continuously reflected.

A successful project causing the right splash is something that can be achieved by the combination of great design, attention to detail and professional assistance.

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