How Does Renewable Energy Help Climate Change?

October 7, 2021

Everyone knows that global warming is becoming more of a pressing issue than ever before. It’s becoming more clear that it is everyone’s responsibility to take some action to reduce their carbon footprint. During this blog, we will look at the benefits of switching to renewable energy to reduce your carbon footprint. Here at Finbra Smart Plumbing, we offer renewable energy solutions for your home, including air source heat pumps, ground-source heat pumps, and biomass boilers

Human activity is overloading our atmosphere with carbon dioxide and other global warming emissions. These gases act as a blanket, trapping heat and warming up the atmosphere. Home heating systems, such as gas boilers are guilty of filling out the atmosphere with these harmful emissions. Most renewable energy sources produce little to no global warming emissions. By installing a heat pump, you can massively reduce your carbon footprint. With a heat pump, around 75% of the energy used to heat your home is renewable. If you’re looking for a renewable energy solution, contact Finbra Smart Plumbing today!

Less Global Warming

Human activity is overloading our planet’s atmosphere with carbon dioxide and other global warming emissions. These gasses act like a blanket, trapping heat and warming up our atmosphere. This has several harmful and significant impacts on our planet. Our sea levels are rising, storms are becoming stronger and more frequent and many different species of animals are now facing extinction. Most of these harmful emissions are caused by fossil fuels and natural gases, the very resources we use to heat our homes. By switching to a renewable energy source, you can massively reduce your impact on global warming.


Carbon dioxide, also known as CO2, is the most prevalent greenhouse gas that causes global warming, as well as other air pollutants such as methane. Different energy sources produce different amounts of these pollutants. Most renewable energy sources produce little to no CO2 or global warming emissions.

Carbon Emissions & Climate Change

Most renewable energy sources and the technologies used to harness them are low carbon emissions. In the current state of climate change, this is an important aspect to consider to reduce the harm being done to our planet. We could never fully go carbon neutral as it takes resources to build the systems. However, we can take steps to reduce our carbon footprint such as installing renewable energy systems.

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

There are ways that you can reduce your and your home’s carbon footprint. Installing a renewable energy source such as a heat pump or a biomass boiler. These renewable energy sources use natural resources as their fuels. One of the main benefits of a heat pump is its environmental credentials. They are incredibly efficient and a great way to reduce the carbon footprint of your home.  Heat pumps are low carbon, renewable technology. 65% less carbon is emitted from a heat pump than a traditional gas boiler. It is estimated that 20,000 homes a week must switch to renewable energy sources to meet UK climate goals. 

If you’re looking to install a ground source heat pump, air-source heat pump, or biomass boiler, contact Finbra today.  If you use renewable energy to heat your home, you could apply for a grant called the RHI Grant.

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