Find efficient heating options that reduce your carbon footprint:
- Air source heat pumps for gas, oil & LPG heated homes
- Electric radiators and storage heaters for electrically heated homes
Did you know that almost 30% of the UK's total greenhouse emissions comes from heating our homes? As Britain's biggest generator of zero carbon electricity(1), we're very much focused on achieving Net Zero and helping you lower your carbon footprint. Electric heating isn't only low carbon but could help you save energy and warm up your home more efficiently.
You can choose from two low carbon electric heating options with us. If you're renovating your home, or just thinking about upgrading your central heating, you may want to consider a new electric heating system. You may even be able to get renewable heat funding with an air source heat pump.
Upgrade your old storage heater to the Dimplex Quantum - the most economical, low carbon, off-peak electric heater on the market. Prices start from £3,300 for a typical 2-bedroom home, including installation.
View average running costs of our new electric storage heaters and how they compare with other options.
Modern wall mounted electric radiators are energy-efficient and easy to control. They could save you money while reducing your carbon footprint. Choose from either a SmartFluid or SmartCore heater.
The high-quality materials used in the SmartCore heater means it's got the longest warranty of 30 years.
Prices start from £2,211.32 for a typical 2-bedroom home, including installation.
Air source heat pumps provide an efficient, low carbon heating alternative to oil, gas, LPG and other electrical heating systems.
An energy-efficient air source heat pump (ASHP) works like a fridge but in reverse. It absorbs heat from the outside air and circulates it through your heating system. Air source heat pump helps you:
Here are some more guides about low carbon heating and how to update your current heating system. You can also head to the heating advice section for more information.
Find out everything you need to know about the boiler ban being introduced in 2025 and what other heating options are available to replace your gas boiler.
Learn about a grant scheme that offers money for the energy your new renewable system generates for a period of seven years.
Understand the pros and cons of electric and gas heating, how they compare to each other and what system could be right for you.
Low carbon heating works brilliantly but a house with no insulation loses around 33% of its heat through walls and 25% of heat through the roof. Insulation can save up to £1,280 per year on bills(4).
Your smart meter comes with an in-home display to help you see your energy use as you're using it. You'll also have a better choice of electricity tariffs helping you match your energy use to your lifestyle.
UK Fuel Mix disclosure information, published by Government Department BEIS, recognises electricity from wind, solar and nuclear fuel produces zero carbon dioxide emissions at the point of generation.
The zero-carbon electricity purchased is supplied to the National Grid. Customers receive electricity via the National Grid, not directly from zero-carbon generators.
The below table summarises zero-carbon generation by company demonstrating EDF generating 34.3%. The data supporting the table below and the % values is sourced from a mixture of industry settlement data and the UK government renewable obligation database.
|ZERO-CARBON GENERATION SUMMARY BY COMPANY||2021||2021|
|Supplier name||zero-carbon||GWh of zero-carbon electricity generation||% of overall zero-carbon electricity generation|
|Fred Olsen Renewables||zero-carbon||698||0.7%|
Three and a half times more efficient is based on a heat pump efficiency of 3.48 vs a gas boiler of 93% or 0.93. 3.5 x 0.93 = 3.25, which is less than 3.48.
Calculation is based on:
Estimates based on a gas-heated detached home. Figures for England, Scotland and Wales are based on fuel prices under the Energy Price Guarantee running from April 2023 to the end of June 2023. Source: Energy Saving Trust for roof and loft insulation and cavity wall insulation.