The Futures Bright - The Futures Electric

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The Futures Bright vs The Futures Electric

With the growing problem of global warming and the damage carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are causing to the ozone layer, a long term plan is being implemented to move the UK towards a low carbon heat future, a future with panel heaters and electric radiators at the forefront of home heating.

Eliminating Greenhouse Gas Emissions : Once upon a time, the primary source for heat production was wood. This was eventually surpassed by coal during the industrial revolution, which was soon followed by oil and gas. Today, gas is by far the dominant fuel, producing around 80% of all heat used in the UK – in homes, commercial buildings and industrial processes. Unfortunately, the production of gas is incredibly damaging to the environment, which in turn makes it dangerous to society, health, and the economy.

A global temperature rise of just a 2'C will cause untold damage to the planet, which is why greenhouse gases must be eliminated. As detailed in the 2008 Climate Change Act, the UK aims to reduce carbon emissions by at least 80%, first from buildings and then from industrial processes.

Electric Heating : Central to the government's plan of creating low carbon households is renewable heat – heat provided by renewable energy sources. Thanks to advancements in solar, wind and wave technologies in particular, the spotlight has been fixed very firmly on electric heating.

Electric radiators, vertical radiators, and panel heaters have been receiving high praise for some time from users for their excellent efficiency, ease of installation and versatility, but it is their role in a low carbon future has had people exploring the benefits.

Electric heating powered by renewable energy, however, is not only critical in lowering the UK's collective carbon footprint creating an eco-friendly future; it presents financial benefits to users.

While electricity is more expensive per kilowatt than gas (for now), panel heaters and electric radiators offer greater control over heating. With homes better insulated than ever before, the ability to better tailor radiators to your temperature preferences and heat up rooms quicker means there are significant savings to be had on energy bills.

Through renewable energy, electric radiators and panel heaters will play a key role in our future, reversing the damage caused by reliance on gas.

EHS is an electric heating supplier based in Blantyre, Scotland. The company specialises in panel heaters and electric radiators for efficient home heating.

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