Eco Friendly Heating

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Eco Heating
At West BS we offer a variety of Eco friendly heating solutions, details of a couple of popular options are detailed below but please feel free to ocntact us to discuss any specific requirements you may have.

Condensing Boilers
Boilers account for around 60% of the carbon dioxide emissions in a gas heated home. By fitting a new high efficiency condensing boiler with full heating controls, you will significantly cut your home's carbon dioxide emissions and could save as much as £270 a year. For more information on condensing boilers please select the link on the menu on the left,

Heat Pumps
Imagine never having to worry about turning your heating controls down to save money.

Imagine your home being constantly warm and comfortable.

Imagine a heating system that uses renewable energy, requires no regular maintenance and is completely safe with no local greenhouse emissions.

Proven Technology
Although relatively new to the UK, heat pumps are a proven technology pioneered in Sweden where 97% of all new houses are built with heat pump heating systems.

Low Running Costs -
Moving Heat from Your Garden into Your Home
Heat pumps work by collecting heat from your garden and moving it into your home - essentially a refrigerator working in reverse. The technology works so well that even when freezing outside - your home is still warm and snug.

Best of all, because you are moving heat, rather than creating it by burning oil or gas, the system is much more efficient with average savings of up to 70% on your annual running costs.

Heat pumps are available in three different formats, ground - air and water, for an overview of each type of system please select from the menu's on the left.

Wood burning stoves
Wood burning stoves are better in environmental terms as the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is the same as that absorbed by the tree during growth. It is also a renewable resource, particularly when derived from plantations and cultivated woodland.

Double glazing cuts heat lost through windows by half and installing Energy Saving Recommended double glazing could save around £110 a year on your heating bills. Double glazing works by trapping air between two panes of glass creating an insulating barrier that reduces heat loss, noise and condensation. Technology is now so advanced that there are many different types of glazing which are available to suite a customers needs, whether it be to reduce heat loss, or to reflect sunlight.

For further information on glazing please see our Glass and PVCU section.

As much as 20% of your energy bill can be saved by using effective methods of insulating your home. Insulating a loft can be especially effective due heat rising.

When insulating a loft, a depth of at least 150mm (6inches) is recommended. In many older properties, shallow joists in lofts restrict depth for loose-fill insulation. It is a quick and easy job to lay the insulation material between joists.

Whichever method of insulation you choose, it is worth remembering that mineral fibre and rock fibre are proofed against rot, vermin and damp. These materials are also non-flammable.

West BS either stock or can procure many varied types of insulation, including; quilt roll, acoustic, rigid sheet and loose fill. Whatever your application requirements, from new build, to loft conversions, or simply improving the insulation in your attic space, West BS Limited deal with all the leading manufacturers in the insulating sector.