4. What measures can you take now to use less gas?
A gas fire is still a sensible investment, and this will not change for the foreseeable future. The development of sustainable energy for established buildings takes a long time. That is why natural gas is still a very efficient energy source.
Of course, you don't have to wait until 2050 to contribute to a greener world. Would you like to use less gas anyway? Then use the tips below.
Look at the age of your fireplace.
Is the gas fire more than 15 years old? If so, it is likely to be much less efficient and more polluting than a new model.
Make your home sustainable
- Ensure good insulation: No matter how you want to heat your home: good insulation is always a sensible first step. If your house holds the heat better, you will use less energy.
- Choose a more sustainable replacement system: A hybrid system or heat pump will only be more effective if your home is well insulated.
Do you prefer electricity to gas? Then make sure that you consume electricity in a sustainable way - for example, with solar panels. Unfortunately, it is not possible to heat an entire house using only solar energy, due to the low number of sun hours in the UK. Therefore, solar energy is mainly used during the day for essential electrical appliances.