Our home, the Old Post Office Kempley Green, Kempley, Gloucestershire (within the Forest of Dean AURORA Demonstration Pilot Area) is now fossil fuel free.
We have commissioned our new Air Source Heat Pumps, applied for and received a Government Grant and raided our savings to pay for the new heating system. It replaces our failing propane gas boiler. The boiler was using BioLPG (now called Futuria Liquid Gas) which has a 45% lower carbon footprint than propane gas made completely from fossil fuels, but still had 60% fossil fuel. By switching to Air Source heat pumps we have been able to decommission our propane powered boiler and the associated propane gas supply system.
Our space heating system is now carbon neutral as the electricity to power the air source heat pumps is either produced by our solar panels and solar cladding or we purchase renewable energy from the UK national grid. At the same time we have completed cavity wall installation on the older parts of our property and we are in the process of upgrading our loft installation.