Tomorrow begins today

Everyone the world over is trying to reduce the effects of the manmade climate crisis. The UK Government is working towards achieving its legally-binding target of net-zero emissions by 2050, and we can all help too.

The most important action a homeowner can take is to improve insulation and ensure the boiler is the most efficient it can be, this will reduce household emissions and save energy. Hydrogen boilers will be with us at some point, but the infrastructure is not yet in place and, as 75% of UK homes are heated using natural gas, it will be years before there is sufficient hydrogen capacity to rival it. The hydrogen blend (where natural gas is mixed with 20% hydrogen in the gas pipework) will be with us sooner. That’s very good news as every single Intergas boiler, old and new, can operate normally on that mix. A minor adjustment to the boiler will be necessary, but emissions will immediately be cut by 20%.

Another energy-saving option is to install heat pumps, a sustainable source of heating. Our range of monobloc heat pumps will be available soon.

Saving energy and money go hand-in-hand

• Turning the thermostat down by 1⁰ can save as much as £75 a year.
• An eco-shower head can save up to £70 a year.
• Using the microwave instead of the hob can save up to £60 a year.
• Using LED bulbs can save up to £35 a year.
• Turning off appliances on standby saves up to £30 a year.
• Spending one minute less in the shower saves £7 per person per year.

30 years of greening

We’ve been working towards a greener future for over 30 years. In 1989, we designed one of the most energy-efficient boilers on the planet: the condensing boiler; in 2017, we designed the X Range of boilers, which has the lowest NOx emissions of any on the market; in 2018, we opened a new R&D lab specifically to work on creating a prototype all-hydrogen boiler and we’re now at a stage where we can provide heating solutions that are 100% green. If you’d like to know more about our journey to 100% hydrogen, please click here.