Lead generation company Leads writes: Home heating contributes a large percentage to global CO2 emissions, and so much of it involves burning fossil fuels in boiler systems. How we use these fuels and the way we heat our homes is set to change.
Boilers have already changed so much in recent years, with efforts to reduce their environmental impact. Condensing technology – a requirement introduced on new boilers – helped reduce the impact of burning fossil fuels.
The goal of net zero emissions by 2050 is driving a transition to greener fuels. Biomass boilers are often considered to be more environmentally friendly, but not all the fuels used here are sustainable. For example, wood burning can contribute to deforestation.
Fortunately, newer boilers are offering higher efficiency levels and lower fuel consumption: A step in the right direction in terms of reducing emissions without increasing costs. Other developments include alternative boiler fuels which would decrease emission levels further, such as hydrogen gas blends. There are still uncertainties around hydrogen, and concerns that it will be difficult to make it sustainably at an affordable price. The overall climate impact is still unknown.
Electric-powered boilers are also gaining popularity, given their energy efficiency and zero emissions potential. They can be paired with a renewable energy source (such as solar power) and offer many benefits such as savings on bills, easy installation and minimal maintenance.
By continuing to incorporate new ideas and advanced technologies, we may well see emission-free boiler solutions in the near future. Replacing our reliance on fossil fuels and improving the way our systems using energy can reduce our overall impact and help to protect the environment for future generations.