‘Going green’ is an expression we’ve all become accustomed to by now. From how we travel to how we dispose of our rubbish, it’s a phrase with increasing resonance and quite rightly so. But how does going green impact the choices we make in our homes?
When striving to achieve a more sustainable home, the choice of the best heating system is a major factor in cutting carbon emissions as well as lofty energy bills. It is estimated by the Ground Source Heat Pump Association that 40% of CO2 emissions are derived from the heating of buildings.
Nowadays, using energy efficient technologies is a really easy choice to make while still making your house feel like a home.
The Jaga team recently attended the Grand Designs Live 2014 show in London to demonstrate some of things that we can do to help you to create a sustainable home. As well as our own products, we saw some excellent creative ways to promote energy efficiency in the home without compromising your aesthetic preferences.
We spent the show in ‘The Tech Box’ – an area dedicated to demonstrating that it is possible to stay eco-friendly without sacrificing an attractive design or your love of cutting-edge technologies.
From energy saving designer light bulbs to stunning lighting made entirely of plastic bottles, some of the innovations are fantastic before you even realise the environmental benefits. It really is encouraging to see the wealth of companies who share Jaga’s vision for promoting a greener way of life.
From our side, the unique Low-H2O and Dynamic Boost Effect (DBE) technologies we incorporate into our radiators have been proven to be far more eco-friendly than traditional radiator designs.
From a technical perspective, the low-mass construction and low water content provided by our Low-H2O technology – less than 10% of the inefficient thermal mass of a steel panel radiator – mean they so much more responsive to temperature change while reducing carbon emissions by 10%. So, you get improved comfort and lower energy bills!
The DBE is a microprocessor controlled fan unit that is attached to the heat exchanger, working in harmony with our Low-H2O technology to produce up to 250% greater heat output than normal radiators, even at the very low water temperatures that help to get the best out of modern sustainable solutions such as heat pumps. The fans help to draw air over the heating element for greater efficiency as it quietly circulates heat around the room – the internal sound pressure is no higher than 29dB(A) when operating in its automatic comfort mode.
What’s more, these environmental benefits (and financial – helping to save up to 25% in energy costs) can be enclosed inside a selection of contemporary radiator designs that are ideally suited to 21st century décor.
When considering your next interior design challenge, remember that sustainability need not hamper your artistic vision. Take a look at our range of designer radiators here and envisage the potential for stylish, environmentally friendly heating in your home.
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