For over 100 years combustion boilers have kept buildings warm and dry across the globe. These boilers have predominantly utilized fossil fuels such as oil and gas to produce their heat. Although these boilers have become incredibly efficient over the last two decades they still produce a percentage of CO₂ - that will soon change.
With infrastructure for gas networks already in place throughout the world, scientists and engineers are working towards a transition to a hydrogen based solution for replacing traditional gases. With boilers capable of burning up to 30% hydrogen/natural gas mixture already on the market, the transition is well underway.
For central heating applications in New Zealand, this is the best step forward.
With the majority of our homes not suitable for heat pump solutions due to poor building standards, combustion based heating remains the ideal solution.