Shell and PassivSystems have joined forces to launch a smart hybrid heating system for British homeowners, B-Snug.
Launched on 1 October, the B-Snug system uses advanced technology to manage the combination of an air source heat pump and a traditional boiler. Through intelligent controls, the system monitors the temperature in a home and analyses weather forecasts to automatically switch between the two heat sources. It favours the use of the heat pump wherever possible. This has the impact of reducing heating bills and allows consumers to cut use of oil or LPG, meaning the system can also play a role in reducing carbon emissions.
Colin Calder, CEO of PassivSystems, said: “The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has given a clear message that we need to decarbonise homes to achieve the government’s net-zero emissions target by 2050. The B-Snug smart hybrid heating system offers an affordable, cost effective and easy-to-install option, moving households towards a more sustainable, low-carbon energy source without having to make any changes to their existing heating system.”