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Get your heat network under control and decarbonise now

By Finian Parrick, Founder Director

Heating is the UK’s biggest source of carbon emissions.

Right now, 500,000 UK homes are connected to heat networks that are supposed to be more efficient and generate fewer carbon emissions, but they are wasteful from the point of installation as they are designed to work for coldest day conditions.

The is about balancing the local grid through embedding flexibility into the design of heat and power usage. As a result the energy required to meet actual demand is minimised.

Our heat network customer research identified that UK heat networks are currently highly inefficient, with an average of 35% efficiency. This means that up to 65% of gas used is being wasted and not converted into heat and hot water. We should not be accepting such poor performance and energy wastage when it’s completely avoidable.

The media is filled with the spiralling cost of living crisis facing families across the UK with new ideas on how to save money and reduce costs published daily. It should also be bringing unnecessary energy wastage like this into sharp focus as telling families who are on the poverty line to save money on bills by reducing their heat usage when, if they are connected to an inefficient heat network, there is nothing that they can do in their home that will significantly reduce their heating bills or help the environment either. An inefficient heat network could be forcing a family to choose between heating and eating this winter, this doesn’t have to be the case.

Traditional network

Minibems network

Reducing bills and decarbonising heat networks isn’t difficult and doesn’t need to wait for the budget to change the generation source. The biggest problem we face is that the industry does not know how much gas is converted into utilised heating and hot water within buildings, and indeed what the real demand for heat is. At Minibems we’re not waiting, we’re decarbonising heat networks across the UK right now by maximising efficiency and guaranteeing it using our real-time flow control technology. By increasing the efficiency of the heat network, we also cut the carbon while delivering high performance heat and hot water to residents.

Increasing the energy efficiency of the system decarbonises it by using less energy which, with gas prices reaching a record high, means that residents can have reliable heat and hot water but use less gas and no waste. Installing Minibems can typically save a tonne of carbon per home without changing the heat source. This is a dramatic reduction that, if installed across the UK, would make a significant difference right now to meeting decarbonisation targets. By doing this, your network will also be ready for low carbon heat.

Take your first step on the road to decarbonisation with us. Get in touch via our contact form or call us on 01202 122 520 to talk to our expert team about how Minibems can cut your carbon and deliver significant energy bill cost savings.

Latest news

Minibems delivers equivalent carbon savings to converting a petrol car to an electric car, for twenty times less capital cost

Reducing our carbon footprint is typically an expensive task requiring extensive capital investment. However installing Minibems onto a heat network typically saves 1 tonne of carbon, per annum, for every apartment it’s fitted into.

Minibems can reduce residents heat tariffs by as much as 22 pence per kWh

With gas prices soaring the opportunity for real and tangible cost savings on heat networks has never been greater.

Cut the carbon in your heat network today

Minibems can cut an average of 1 tonne of carbon emissions per home per annum – saving you money too. By controlling each apartment with our unique and patented Dynamic flow control system we achieve the savings by optimising flow rates through your HIU.

Cut your heat network costs with Minibems

As finance managers across the UK know, managing budgets is a weekly challenge during these unprecedented times for energy price hikes. This isn’t just bad news for those in charge of managing operational budgets for heat networks, it’s also bad news for families.

Interested in finding out how we can optimise your heat network?

Contact Minibems today