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Does Installing a New Boiler Help Reduce Your Carbon Footprint?

We all use and need energy in our day-to-day lives and would be lost without it. However, we can no longer ignore the effects the burning of fossil fuels is having on our planet. There has already been so much damage and for the sake of the climate, the world’s wildlife and future generations, we need to make a change.

While substantial changes need to be made by industries, for example, by reducing fuels burnt in factories and from flying aeroplanes, even individuals must shoulder some of the responsibility. We can all make a positive difference to the Earth if we reduce our carbon footprint, and can start by looking at how we use energy in our homes.  

What difference can a new boiler make?

Boiler technology has advanced considerably in recent years, with newer boilers designed with energy-efficiency at their forefront. Boilers now have classifications, and an A-rated boiler can drastically reduce the amount of energy you use. They recycle some of the fuel they burn and are able to perform to the same or better standard while using less energy. This means that you can benefit from the same amount of heat and hot water while your boiler produces less CO2 emissions - the harmful gases that are causing such catastrophic damage. 

The Energy Saving Trust estimates that if every homeowner across the UK upgraded to an A-rated condensing boiler and also made small changes to how they use their energy, around 6.7 million less tonnes of CO2 gases would be produced. So while it may feel like we can’t make a difference on our own, if we all try, the change could be massively significant.  

As well as switching to a boiler that offers improved efficiency, trying the following will also have a positive impact on the planet:

  • Setting your thermostat to a lower temperature, even just a degree or two.
  • Having a Smart meter installed so you can be more aware of your energy use. 
  • Using eco settings on your dishwasher and washing machine. 

Trusted, energy-efficient boiler installation across Glasgow

At Chalmers Gas & Heating, we carry out the full range of heating services: from the installation of energy-efficient boilers down to their care and repair. If you’d like to find out more about making your home more energy-efficient and reducing your carbon footprint, please get in touch. We work across Glasgow, Gartcosh, Stepps, Chryston, Muirhead, Kirkintilloch, Lenzie, Cumbernauld, Milngavie, Bearsden Shettleston and Tollcross and are happy to provide further information or arrange a quote. 

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