Amidst soaring energy costs and inflation, energy managers must also prepare their buildings and heating systems for the energy transition.
As we brace ourselves for the next round of energy price hikes, it falls to energy managers to mitigate the rising cost of energy and inflation while keeping their companies on track to hit sustainability targets.
Heating is one of the UK’s primary sources of emissions, accounting for over a third of the nation’s total greenhouse gas emissions. As such, it is a natural target to tackle today’s multiple energy challenges.
Heat pumps have been identified as having an important role to play in the energy transition, particularly in buildings designed from the ground up to use low temperature heating effectively. We see Air Source Heat Pumps like our Remeha E-HP AW ASHP range as the most popular and cost-effective choice.
However, it’s important to remember that heat pumps perform best in buildings designed from the ground up to use low temperature heating. In older, harder-to-heat buildings, poor insulation, space constraints, high system operating temperatures and available electricity supply are just some of the factors that will need addressing before installing heat pumps.
While tight budgets mean that it will not always be possible to carry out all the necessary steps straightaway, energy managers would be advised to plan ahead now to prepare their buildings for the future of heat.