With a climate emergency officially declared and every one becoming increasingly aware of environmental issues, a new technology is on to the market that will help keep you warmer and bring carbon emissions down.
In the hospitality industry, the public sector, and in the domestic sector keeping the heating on in the colder months is essential. A warm, cosy room is expected by guests, the public and staff as they work, check-in to stay for the night or just at home. A cold building like a hotel, Bed & Breakfast or home could see the fabrics of the building suffer or quickly see its TripAdvisor ratings suffer.
Yet, like in all sectors with central heating and hot water requirements they all face their own challenges to reduce carbon emissions and help tackle the climate crisis. According to the Carbon Trust, just the hospitality and leisure sector accounts for over a third of the UK’s energy consumption. Heating, which is so important to a guest’s overall experience, is one of the key contributors to carbon emissions in hotels. Heating systems also account for up to 60% of hotel energy bills.
With everyone now more aware of global warming and a Climate Emergency Declaration made by Parliament in 2019, all sectors are looking for ways to reduce emissions and environmental impact. So, how do you keep the heating on and reduce carbon emissions while still making a profit or a saving at home?
Making existing heating systems work smarter
One new solution recently launched to market, The Hydro Genie System, works with existing gas, electric and oil heating systems to make them much more efficient, cutting fuel consumption and emissions by up to 35%* on commercial heating and up to 49% on domestic properties depending on the system installed.
Retro-fitted to the pipe work of existing boilers, the Hydro Genie System is an enhanced heat transfer modifier that works with central heating systems that burn natural fossil fuels. Using proven, patented technology, it dramatically improves the heat transfer to the circulating water in your central heating which reduces the amount of fuel your boiler uses. It also removes oxygen from the water which is the cause of rust and sludge build-up in radiators. The Hydro Genie System removes this rust and sludge so that radiators provide up to 20% more heat. Overall, this leads to lower carbon emissions, warmer rooms and much lower heating bills.
For hotels, there is also the option to couple the installation of the Hydro Genie System with a smart temperature control system. This allows room temperatures to be controlled from the front desk. So, when a room is unoccupied, or during the night, heating can be turned down, saving fuel and reducing emissions. Guests can even choose what temperature they want their room to be. If a bedroom window is opened, the system will also automatically switch off the radiator in that room.
Together, the installation of a Hydro Genie System and a smart temperature control system will dramatically reduce the fuel consumption of boilers, reducing emissions and reducing fuel bills. All while home owners, the public sector and hotel guests enjoy their buildings at the temperature they can be happy in the knowledge that they are warmer, saving money and reducing their Carbon Emissions and for the domestic sector the Hydro Genie Systems are fully installed at 5% VAT a saving of 15% on the whole cost, www.hydro-genie.co.uk
*As shown in tests carried out by Strathclyde Eco-Innovation Unit on a large secondary school showing a recorded saving of 39% reduction in Gas used and the SETN in conjunction with the University of Strathclyde in a test on a 3 bed house the test recorded a saving in gas used of 49.8%.