Heating homes is one of the UK’s biggest carbon challenges

Heating homes is one of the UK’s biggest carbon challenges

Climate change is in the news most days, so we’re all aware of some of the major contributors; people are being encouraged to switch off lights and unplug all our gadgets to reduce electricity usage, drive less because of emissions from our cars and consider cutting red meat out of our diets. Our culture of flying all over the world for holidays is also under scrutiny, with the aviation industry also thought to be playing a major role in what many are now describing as a ‘climate emergency’.

How much greenhouse gas does your home contribute?

If you look a little closer to home, a recent report from the cross-party group Policy Connect has said that 14% of the UK’s greenhouse gases come from our homes, a similar level to car emissions.  That startling statistic has led to the Government wanting to move towards low-carbon heat systems becoming standard in homes across the UK for all new homes built after 2025.

Policy Connect also indicate that many innovations need to be pursued to make the UK meet its goals. But what changes can we make now to help the problem without it costing the earth?

What changes can you make?

The barrier to making changes in our everyday life is often the amount of effort involved in doing so; we’re used to doing things in a certain way and it’s difficult to break the habit of a lifetime.  However, what if there were something you could do that didn’t require any effort from you once fitted, but could potentially reduce your CO2 emissions while also lowering your water and gas bills?

What is the CombiSave and how will it help the environment?

The CombiSave ‘fit and forget’ combi-boiler device is an award-winning British innovation that reduces the amount of water and gas used in the initial heating process.

Installed on to your existing pipework close to the combi-boiler in just minutes, it restricts the flow of water until it has reached the required heat, potentially saving 28,000 litres of water each year and plenty of gas (therefore reducing emissions).

It’s a great step towards being more environmentally friendly, while also saving on your bills.  It can also be installed within 30 minutes by your plumber, so why not ask them about it today and start saving tomorrow?

To find out more about the CombiSave, visit

Update – 31st March 2020.

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