The way homes are heated has a significant role to play in ensuring Ireland meets its objective of net zero by 2050. According to the Central Statistics Office (2017 figures), there were over 1.2 million homes in Ireland using gas or oil for heating, so how these are updated will be a big factor in determining the timescale of reaching net zero. Ultimately, it will be Government legislation and budget availability that will decide the course, so here we can examine progress on some of the options.
With its in-house heat pump manufacturing line opening later this year and trials of its first certificated 100% hydrogen boiler already firmly underway at two separate test sites, Vaillant is very much front and centre of the race to help decarbonise home heating.
However, there is no silver bullet when it comes to whole-scale heating system change. Low carbon technologies such as heat pumps offer an immediate
solution, but they are not suitable for every home or budget. Mark Wilkins, Technologies and Training Director at Vaillant, looks at options, how the heating landscape is shaping up, and where developments in hydrogen fit into the mix.
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