David and Amy Mooney of Gas Angel Heating
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Gas Angel Heating customers line up for environmentally friendly hydrogen boilers

North East family business, Gas Angel Heating, has seen a surge in demand from customers wanting to be at the front of the queue for the highly anticipated hydrogen heating boilers.

An environmentally-friendly alternative to natural gas, hydrogen heating is a much-talked about topic, particularly in the North East where residents of Winlaton, Gateshead, will be the first community to receive hydrogen blended gas.

Amy Mooney, Managing Director, Gas Angel Heating said: “Northern Gas Networks has been working on a major project that will see residents in Winlaton receiving hydrogen blended gas on a public gas network. The introduction of the hydrogen blend requires no installation as it can run through existing boilers and, while it is only a 20% blend of hydrogen vs 80% natural gas, it’s benefits are expected to be huge. In fact, it’s estimated that if we all used hydrogen blended energy in the UK we’d see the same environmental impact as we would if we took 2.5 million cars off the road.”

The hydrogen blend is an interim measure to help make a significant, positive impact on the environment while 100% hydrogen boilers are being developed by major suppliers including Worcester Bosch, Ideal and Baxi.

Amy added: “At Gas Angel Heating we’re passionate about doing what we can to limit the impact of natural gas on the environment and, as such, we’ve been running initiatives such as our JUST ONE Tree project, which involves planting two trees for every boiler cover customer each year. I think the fact that we have had so many customers approach us and ask to be put on the waiting list for our hydrogen-ready boilers shows just how climate-conscious our customer base is.”

Martyn Bridges, Director of Technical Communication and Product Management at Worcester Bosch, commented; “Hydrogen will play a key role in the decarbonisation of heating and hot water in the UK.

“The highly-publicised 100% hydrogen prototype we have developed, alongside field trials across the UK, are pointing to a positive direction for the new fuel. So we are delighted to hear that climate conscious homeowners are already expressing their interest in hydrogen-ready boilers.”

Heat currently makes up 41% of the energy landscape and is therefore a significant contributor to our carbon footprint. It is hoped that, by 2025 the 20% hydrogen blend will be available to thousands of homes around the UK and that, by 2030, there will be a full 100% hydrogen switch over.

Recent Gas Angel Heating customer, Sue Clugston, signed up to Gas Angel’s boiler cover plan as she was impressed by the tree planting scheme. She said: “Being able to play a role in reducing our carbon footprint as a family by having two trees planted in our name was a real driver for me. I’ve now asked the Gas Angel team to put us on their waiting list for a new hydrogen boiler as soon as they become available as this will be a real game-changer in terms of protecting the environment – something that my family sees as a major priority in today’s world.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Gas Angel Heating .

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