Doing our bit for a better world
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Doing our bit to prevent homelessness
Homelessness is all too prevalent, and something none of us likes to contemplate. But the reality is that any of us could end up in a precarious housing situation. Even worse perhaps, is the thought that we can’t do anything about it.
At WarmZilla, we are committed to taking action, tackling poverty and preventing homelessness.
Warm for All Campaign
Through our “Warm for All” Campaign, we were able to donate £1,600 to national and local homeless charities such as Crisis, The Big Issue, The Salvation Army and Zac’s Place.
In December 2020, we launched our first social media campaign. We’ve chosen to donate £1 for every time the ‘Christmas Warm for All’ social media post got a share/comment/tag.
Matthew Powell, CEO of Warmzilla, said:
“This cause [homelessness] is close to my heart! People who are experiencing homelessness face many challenges, both physical and emotional which make it hard for them to get back on their feet. This sadly has been made even harder by the coronavirus outbreak.
At WarmZilla, we believe everyone has the right to have a warm and comfortable place to live. As we approach the colder seasons, we want to help shine a light on the issue of homelessness and support those who are affected by it”.
Doing our bit to tackle climate change
1. WarmZilla Earth Day
For every boiler installation on Earth Day (22nd April), WarmZilla will plant 6 trees. So join us today!
What we do – The majority of households in the UK (85%) use central gas heating to heat their homes. The problem is that burning this gas produces carbon dioxide (CO2) – a greenhouse gas. When carbon dioxide goes into the atmosphere, it contributes to climate change.
Data from the UK Government’s website suggest that home heating accounts for 38% of all UK gas use. The average household gas boiler emits greenhouse gases equivalent to approximately 2.2 tonnes of CO2 per year.
The UK Government introduced ‘Boiler Plus’ legislation in 2018, requiring all boilers to have a minimum ErP efficiency of 92% (or A-rated); this means having a new boiler installed will reduce your electricity consumption.
How we do it
WarmZilla Boiler Recycle Program
In 2019/2020, the local authorities in England dealt with just under a million (976,000) incidents of fly-tipping. That’s an increase of 2% from 957,000 reported in 2018/2019.
Around 65% of these incidents involved household waste which cost the local authorities in England £10.9 million pounds that year. 34% of the incidents reported were ‘small vans loaded’ with rubbish. A huge percentage of the fly-tipping goods were electrical waste and white goods.
What is the WarmZilla Boiler Recycle Program?
Despite the heating industry being known for its reliance on fossil fuels, here at WarmZilla we wanted to take action and reduce our carbon footprint which is why we’ve introduced the WarmZilla Boiler Recycle Program.
The WarmZilla Boiler Recycle Program aims to recycle your old boiler in the easiest, safest and most convenient way possible.
When we install a boiler, our heating engineers will take the old boiler away. We’ll then book to get the boiler dropped off at the designated recycling point which will then assess the boiler components then recycle parts such as the boiler fan, heat exchanger, and PCB.
In addition to recycling the boiler parts, we ensure that other packaging and pipework get recycled too.
We are always looking at new possibilities and angles to replace any materials used with more sustainable products.
2. Hydrogen Boiler Plan
We are concerned about the amount of carbon dioxide produced across the world and its impact on the temperature of our planet. The UK Government is taking steps to reduce CO2 production (by 100% relative to 1990 levels) to reach its Net Zero target, which aims to decarbonize all sectors of the UK economy by 2050. The Government set out the ‘UK hydrogen strategy’ to develop a low carbon hydrogen sector in the UK to achieve that.
Home heating accounts for a large percentage of a household’s footprint. Hence, the Government is looking at more environmentally-friendly ways to heat UK homes. Part of the shift to sustainable heating could be replacing natural gas with hydrogen.
Hydrogen heating could become one of the most viable solutions to this issue; that’s why we’re currently working with leading boiler manufacturers like Ideal, Worcester Bosch, Viessmann and Vaillant to get hydrogen boilers into British homes as soon as possible.
3. The Energy Saving Technology: EndoTherm
We partnered with Endotherm to bring the new revolutionary energy and gas-saving central heating additive to you.
EndoTherm is a unique multi-award-winning energy-saving additive for wet heating systems – independently proven to save up to 15% on heating costs, improving the overall efficiency, performance, maintenance and life expectancy of heating systems and their assets.
Used by some of the largest property portfolios and facilities management companies in the UK, US and Canada, EndoTherm is dosed at 1% of system volume and works by changing the physical and thermal properties of water to improve the heat transfer efficiency and performance of wet heating systems.
EndoTherm is increasing its product range to offer consumer products. It aims to help with the strain of heating bills, it is easy to install with a Return on Investment (ROI) of 6-12 months. In other words, it pays for itself in less than a year.