What's the Zero Carbon Home trial?
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
Ideal from small flats to large, detached houses alike, Mitsubishi Electric’s Ecodan air source heat pumps are the renewable, low-carbon alternative to traditional, high-carbon heating systems. Using only water and electrical connections to operate, they bring super-efficient, sustainable heating and hot water to your home, all year round.
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.
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.
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.
More about our Smart Home tech
How smart home tech can add value to your home
Improving the energy efficiency of your house can add more than £16,000 to the sale price of the average UK house.Find out more
The Green Homes Grant
Find out everything you need to know about how to get up to £5000 of home energy-improving vouchers with the Green Homes Grant.Find out more
1Eligibility criteria applies, see our terms and conditions for details.
3Calculation based on multiplying the carbon intensity of an average boiler by the KWh used in an average household.
4According to theEPA, a tree sequesters 0.06 tonnes or 60 kg of carbon dioxide equivalent over the course of 10 years. To calculate the yearly carbon sequestered, we divided the total saving by 10.
Terms and conditions
Participation in the Zero Carbon Home Trial is subject to eligibility and terms apply. For eligibility criteria and trial terms and conditions see www.ovoenergy.com/terms/zero-carbon-homes
If you are eligible for this trial we may ask you to participate in research. For more information see www.ovoenergy.com/smart-home-heat/zero-carbon-homes/research
For Kaluza terms and conditions see www.kaluza.com/terms-conditions
For terms and conditions relating to the MELCloud see www.melcloud.com/termsandconditions
For terms and conditions relating to the Sunamp Thermal Battery see www.sunamp.com/terms-and-conditions
For terms and conditions relating to the Tado Smart Thermostat and App see www.tado.com/gb/terms-and-conditions