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Efficient home heating: exploring renewable heating solutions

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As autumn sets in, many of us start thinking about how we can best keep our homes warm and comfortable throughout the colder months ahead. And as energy costs remain stubbornly high, efficiency remains an important priority as winter approaches.
This is where renewable heating solutions come in, as they offer cost-efficient and easy to control heating for your home, as well as the peace of mind of finding a low-maintenance and eco-friendly heating system.

Types of renewable heating solutions

Here at Lewington’s, our expert team are highly experienced in installing the following popular types of renewable home energy solutions. To find out more about the services we offer or arrange a visit, please contact us.

Air source heat pump

Air source heat pumps draw in air from the outside and use it to heat your water and home. The pump is usually attached to an exterior wall, where a fan draws in air to heat a refrigerant, which is then compressed to create a quiet and efficient source of heat. Installing an air source heat pump can have a hugely positive impact on your energy bills, although this will vary according to where you live, the size of your home and the type of system you’re replacing. Homeowners with an air source heat pump can also halve their carbon emissions.

Solar water system

When it comes to renewable home energy solutions, a solar heating system is an increasingly popular choice. Solar water heating harnesses the heat from the sun through panels on your roof to heat your water and can be used alongside your existing immersion heater or boiler to heat your household’s water more efficiently. Solar water heating is one of the renewable home energy solutions that requires a sizeable upfront investment, however, in the long term it has the potential to save you hundreds of pounds a year on your energy bills.

Ground source heat pump

A ground source heat pump is one of the best renewable heating solutions available to homeowners who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint while saving money. These innovative renewable heat pumps use energy stored under the ground in your garden to provide efficient heating, which is controlled from an easy-to-manage pump unit inside your home.

Underfloor heating

As well as having the eco and cost-saving benefits of other renewable heating solutions, underfloor heating systems create a luxurious and spacious feel in your home, by eliminating radiators to create a contemporary and streamlined look as well as a warm and cosy feel.

Benefits of renewable heating

With rising energy costs and ever-increasing concerns about our carbon footprint, renewable home energy solutions are a great way to save money and reduce our impact on the environment. Not only that, many renewable heating systems require minimal maintenance and can have a longer lifespan than traditional heating systems. With these highly attractive cost savings and a reduced carbon footprint, renewable heating is a smart choice for any homeowner looking to make a positive impact on both the planet and their pocket.

Implementing renewable heating

Although long term savings are a major benefit of renewable heating systems, the cost of installing them is of course always a consideration. To help with the initial investment needed, the government offers a range of grants and financial incentives to encourage homeowners to make the change to renewable heating solutions, including the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS). To find out more about the financial support currently available for those wishing to switch to greener forms of heating, please visit our funding page, which we keep updated with the latest information.

Find out more about renewable home energy solutions

Here at Lewington’s, we’ve been installing renewable heating solutions ever since we launched Lewington Renewable division back in 2000. As an award-winning installer, endorsed by Which as a Trusted Trader, we have a wealth of experience in advising on and installing the right heating system for you and your home. In many situations a renewable heating system will fit the bill, however, heat pumps are not suited to every property and a modern gas or oil boiler may be the best option to heat your home. That’s why Lewington’s are perfectly positioned to offer you an honest opinion on what’s right for your home and come up with a solution that works for you.

For more information on making the change to a more cost-effective and efficient heating system, please fill in our contact form or call us on 01858 433333.