The heat network industry wants the government to introduce regulations to this sector because organisations and experts in this area believe it could bring substantial benefits.

A report published by the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) that was put together by its Heat Network Task Force, has highlighted the advantages of greater regulation for the sector.

The experts stated that having a regulatory framework in place for everything from bioenergy boilers and thermodynamic water heating to solar heat solutions will help drive investment in technology and encourage take up, as well as protecting consumers.

Dr Tim Rotheray, the ADE’s director, explained that protecting customers is an essential part of the process, and one of the main reasons for introducing standardised regulations within the heat network industry.

“Contented customers are key to investors being confident and willing to invest. This in turn drives down investment cost and, in turn customers’ heat bills,” he asserted.

Another reason to improve investment in the UK’s heat network is to help decarbonise the sector, given that almost half of all energy consumption in the country is driven by heat.

With the government pushing its clean growth strategy, it’s easy to see how this kind of technology utilising low or no-carbon sources to provide heat and hot water can fit into buildings and homes moving forward.

If you’re keen to embrace this kind of new technology, it could be worth looking into what thermodynamic heating systems are and how they work, especially given that it’s possible to retrofit them to most buildings in a day and thereby help you reduce your heating bills with minimum hassle.