How does net zero affect homeowners?

In 2019, the UK became the first major economy in the world to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. The target is to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero within the next 30 years.

This is a positive step forward for the UK, as we lead the way to tackle the challenges faced by climate change and carbon pollution.

What is net zero?

Net zero means achieving the balance between the greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere with the amount we remove from it.

The shift towards renewable energy and sustainability resources will provide a solution in tackling the climate crisis, and the government has made it clear that every individual, business and industry must do their bit.

Achieving net zero by 2050 will be a challenge for businesses that can no longer rely on traditional supply chain methods. It’s important to adopt a sustainable approach, focused on lessening the carbon impact with each stage of the lifecycle process. That’s why, here at Butco, we are committed to supporting our clients in making the right choice.

When it comes to our environment, everyone needs to have a responsibility by taking the necessary steps to reduce our carbon footprint. Making changes to our behaviour at home, as well as making improvements to the home itself, can all help to reduce our carbon emissions.

How can households benefit from greener solutions?

The government has already set out plans for new homes to be designed and constructed in such a way that they will use clean heat.

With heating accounting for 37% of the total UK carbon emissions, it’s important that homeowners review their current heating systems, switching for lower carbon alternatives if possible.

For existing properties, the lifecycle of a gas boiler generally lasts for 15 years, during which, systems that run on electricity and/or low carbon gases can be installed. The switch isn’t just great for the environment either, as environmentally friendly boilers can also reduce your energy bills.

Given the different heating options available on the market, it’s essential that every homeowner has access to suitable information and the right advice. Here’s where we come in.

At Butco, our experts are committed to providing the right heating solution for you. We can outline the different options available, letting you know which systems run on electricity or low carbon gases, whilst answering any questions you may have. Find out more about our green boilers by calling our expert team on 0333 366 1121.