No Clear Solution In The Government’s Climate Change Objectives

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Most households in the UK use gas boilers. When there is a problem, they call boiler repairs in Bradford to fix the issue and ensure that the boiler is running efficiently. When modern boilers are regularly maintained, fuel is burned efficiently and reduces the risks of gas leaks. A home with an efficient boiler is also more attractive to property investors.

However, the government has recently announced that future home standards will put an end to fossil fuelled heating systems in new properties. New homes must use low carbon heating systems that will meet the world’s leading levels of efficiency 6 years from now. This is in line with the advice of the Committee on Climate Change that no new homes should be connected to the gas grid by 2025 and beyond.

A spokesperson from the Home Builders Federation said that there must be an assurance that alternative heat sources will be suitably attractive, available and efficient before the existing options are withdrawn. De-carbonizing UK’s domestic heating systems is a big challenge and if the government wants to release its climate change objectives, it must provide a clear solution.

A solution that is being considered is to fit new homes with heat pumps that will absorb heat from outside air or extract heat from the ground. However, the heat pumps will require electricity to run. Another option is local heat networks that will provide hot water from a central renewable source. Other options are considering hydrogen as a replacement to natural gas.

Biomethane which is derived from waste can be injected into the gas grid and the government will consult later this year how to increase the proportion. Other potential options to de-carbonize the grid include the use of low carbon hydrogen. Biomethane producers on the other hand said the government needs a favorable policy environment to increase the levels of “green gas” in the grid.

Every household has the obligation to call boiler repairs in Bradford when they notice signs of a potential breakdown. It is not only for the sake of energy efficiency for boiler repairs to be carried outimmediately because gas leaks can compromise life and property.