Net Zero Journey For Your Home

With our simple 10 step process to Net Zero, at Greenarc Energy we’re here to help.

How can you achieve Net Zero?

Here is the overview of our 10 step plan for Heating Oil users to get you from where you are today to Net Zero by 2050. We have been through this process for our own homes – it’s based on our own experience, the things we got right, and more importantly, the things we got wrong.

You may choose not to do all 10 steps at once or in the order below, and you may have already started. However, to achieve true Net Zero, you will certainly have to consider each of the steps outlined below.

Scroll through each of our steps below.

Step 1 - Where are you now?

Step 1 - Where are you now?

Everybody will start from a different position, but at this stage it’s important to consider the age of your property, how well it is insulated and the age and type of boiler you have installed.

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Step 2 - What is motivating your journey?

Step 2 - What is motivating your journey?

If you are passionate about reducing your carbon footprint and are looking to live ‘greener’ then this could be your main motivation for your Net Zero journey. However, you maybe currently renovating your property and this could be why you wish to start your journey now. No two journeys will be the same. Click the button below to watch our video.

Step 3 - Make small changes now to reduce your current carbon footprint

Step 3 - Make changes now to reduce your carbon footprint

One of the main changes you can make right now is to look at the efficiency of your current boiler, your set up, how you control it.

You could also consider carbon offsetting your heating oil purchases or by making the simple change to biofuel. Click the button below to watch our video.

Step 4 - The fabric of your home

Step 4 - The fabric of your home

Older properties have lower levels of insulation and typically, most heating oil houses are bigger, older and have poorer insulation levels than modern homes. How well insulated is your house and when was the last insulation upgrade completed? Click the button below to watch our video.

Step 5 - Prepare for electric vehicles

Step 5 - Prepare for electric vehicles

The transition to electric vehicles is coming so it’s important to consider how ready your home is. Where will you locate your charging point? Are you with the right electricity supplier for you? Will you generate and store electricity yourself? By 2035 all new cars will be fully electric so this is an essential factor to consider in your journey. Click the button below to watch our video.

Step 6 - Solar energy

Step 6 - Solar energy

One of the biggest ways in which we generate electricity is through solar energy, so, it’s important to consider how you could utilise the different types of solar technologies within your home or property. Click the button below to watch our video.

Step 7 - Battery storage

Step 7 - Battery storage

Once you have generated this electricity you will need to store it! Using battery technology you can charge it up during nighttime periods or capture surplus PV energy and use it when you need it. The aim is that no electricity will go to waste. Click the button below to watch our video.

Step 8 - Heat pumps

Step 8 - Heat pumps

If you’ve decided that you want to electrify your heating system, because you’ve got a highly efficient home and you’re generating your own electricity it should be a relatively simple process to implement either an air source or ground source heat pump. Click the button below to watch our video.

Step 9 - Air circulation

Step 9 - Air circulation

One of the downsides to a highly insulated and efficient building is that it often lacks natural ventilation. To avoid the challenges of stale air, mechanical air circulation can keep your air fresh but also allow you to transport excess warm air to parts of the house where it is cooler and vice versa. Click the button below to watch our video.

Step 10 - Control and maintenance

Step 10 - Control and maintenance

One of the big shifts in the move to Net Zero is a change from one large often oversized boiler to a range of different technologies that have to work together whether that’s solar PV, heat pumps, EV cars, batteries or air circulation they all have to work as one and that will require a much more sophisticated set of controls and annual maintenance. Click the button below to watch our video.

You have achieved Net Zero!

You have achieved Net Zero!

If you’ve done all of the steps detailed before this should allow you to be certified as Net Zero or at least close to this goal.

To determine where you are today or what the next steps could look like for your unique situation complete your Fire or Wire survey below.

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If you use oil for heating, for transport or for power generation in your home or business, you may now be aware that a huge change is coming as we move from fossil fuels to low carbon alternatives.

We are here to help you understand what these changes will mean for you, your families and your business – we’re also here to help you on your individual journey to net zero and carbon neutrality, both to help you build a plan and to support you through the process.

From understanding the basics of how to reduce your carbon usage, to the detailed technology options that are, and will become available, we have pulled together a huge amount of information for you to watch and read – all tailored towards you a current oil and fuel purchasing customer.

Welcome to a brave new world, watch the videos here to find out how you can begin your journey to Net Zero.

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