We're joining forces with Mitsubishi Electric, Sunamp and Kaluza to show that kicking the carbon from heating homes is easy. We do it by blending smart tech (worth up to £15,0001) with renewable energy – and we need your help to make it happen.
The way we use energy at home plays a big role in how we tackle the climate crisis. Just heating up homes makes for the largest single source of carbon emissions in the UK – over 15%2.
To change that, we want to show that heating homes with smart electric central heating powered by renewable electricity is a practical, low-cost solution.
By bringing low-carbon tech into your home, you can warm it up with cheap renewable energy and store heat at off-peak times, and release it whenever you need it.
Time for net zero carbon homes.
The smart tech going into your home
You’ll get this brand-new heating system worth up to £15,000 installed in your home – for free:
Ecodan air source heat pumps from Mitsubishi
Renewable, future-proof, reliable and easy to maintain, Mitsubishi’s heat pumps only need water and electricity to work – and they bring you things like intelligent temperature and energy use controls.
Sunamp’s UniQ thermal battery
Sunamp’s products use something called ‘phase change materials’ (PCM) to store and release a lot of heat quickly to help warm things up or cool them down. For our trial, the thermal batteries will heat the water flowing through it, warming up your home.
Connectivity to Kaluza’s intelligent energy platform
Thanks to their cloud-based system, Kaluza adds a layer of control to your heating and hot water devices – optimising them for maximum efficiency, lower running costs and reduced carbon intensity. All this, while having zero impact on the comfort of your home.
A Tado smart thermostat
With this, you can set your ideal temperature when you're at home, and if no one’s in? The Tado app will give you a heads-up to turn the heat off, so you can save money and energy.
Why join our trial?
Lower your personal carbon footprint by up to 2,600 kg carbon a year3 (that’s like planting 433 trees4).
Be part of an initiative designed to help fight climate change with a 'Zero Carbon Home' heating system.
Join over 15 million UK homes using a smart meter to track their energy use in kWh, £ and p.
Get full control over your heating with a free Tado smart thermostat.
Can I take part?
Just sign up and we’ll talk you through everything. We’ll need to check things like:
If you’re a homeowner living in South East England.
If you’ve got a garden or an outdoor space around your home (it’s where the heat pump will go).
They’re an intelligent grid tech company, part of the OVO Group, who are leading the digital transformation of the electricity system. Their mission? To connect all devices to a smart zero-carbon grid, and help make the global transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
It depends what fuel you use to heat up your home and hot water. If it’s gas, your gas use will go down, and your electricity use will go up. If it’s electricity (so if you have things like electric storage heaters or on-peak electric heating), your electricity use will stay about the same as before.
On top of this, you’ll also be able to control your heating and hot water, and use them only when you need them.
Besides your overall energy use, we’ll also look at how much heating, power and battery you need to warm up your home. By understanding how these elements interact with each other, we’ll be able to prepare and optimise these types of electric heating systems to be better for our members’ home, their bills and the planet.
We and our partners may need to share your data between us to make sure your trial runs smoothly. For more on this, go here.
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