Replace that pump now
7 out of 10 households have an obsolete circulator pump. Are you one of them? If so, it could be costing you a lot of money as well as contributing unnecessarily to your carbon footprint.
Switch to district heating
You can reduce your carbon footprint by 5.7 tons a year if you switch from electric to district heating. This benefits both the environment and your own bank balance. Most district heating in Denmark is produced by combined heat and power plants.
Electric heating is both expensive and polluting
Electric heating is the most environmentally unfriendly forms of heating in Denmark. One electrically heated home has the same carbon footprint as 3-4 houses heated by district heating.
Heat pumps can be used to heat the water in your radiators, or to heat the air directly. They can provide about 3 kWh of heat for each 1 kWh of electricity.
Insulation and windows
An ordinary, well-insulated house can be heated for 1,350 Euros a year. Read how you can check the insulation in your home, and find out what good insulation involves.
Natural gas is more than just heating
10 households switching from electric to natural gas heating discharge 74 tons less CO2 into the environment.
Oil-fired central heating boilers
10 households switching from electric to oil-fired heating discharge 23 tons less CO2 into the environment.
Other types of heating
Wood-burning stoves, solar heating and wood pellets are alternatives to electric heating.
Harness the power of the sun
Although the sun shines for 1,800 hours a year the energy of the sun’s rays is most intense in summer. Nonetheless you can harness its power both during the winter and when it is cloudy.
Ventilation and cooling systems
A ventilation system improves the indoor climate in your home, but there are alternative, more energy efficient ways of improving the indoor climate.