As UK utility bills continue to soar, energy-efficient combined heat and power (CHP) and district residential heating schemes are increasingly pitched at saving cash as well as the planet.
Ian Manders, deputy director of the Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA), told COSPP that such schemes can reliably rein in residents’ utility payments.
‘Providing heating at the community level should always be more efficient than heating buildings with individual boilers,’ he said.
‘District heating networks are recognised by government as an effective way to stabilise the cost of heating and lower carbon emissions. District heating schemes can use many different fuels, including gas and renewable energy, and exploit waste heat from electricity generation and industrial processes to keep heat charges down.’