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Government set to ban fossil fuel heating in new homes from 2025

New Homes Being Bulit

With the Government set to ban fossil fuel heating in new homes from 2025 we look at how low carbon alternatives such as infrared heating can help plug the gap.

For the last few months, the Government has been consulting on new green standards for new build homes.

The Future Homes Standard is designed to ensure that an average home built using the guidelines will have 75-80% less carbon emissions than one built to current energy efficiency requirements.

Amongst the proposals is a ban on fossil fuel heating systems, such as gas boilers, from new homes by 2025. These will be replaced with low carbon options. It is part of a broader scheme to bring all of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

Homes, both new and existing, account for 20% of emissions, and despite progress reducing those emissions much more needs to be done.

As part of the journey to 2050, the UK Government has committed to introducing the Future Homes Standard in 2025. 

It is anticipated that the new Standard will be achieved through very high fabric standards, measures like triple glazing and a low carbon heating system. 

Infrared - A Low Carbon Option 

An excellent example of a sustainable heating system is infrared heating panels. Using the infrared panels, Tansun is able to help building and construction firms to meet the guidelines highlighted in the Standard. The highly-energy efficient infrared technology in the panels will also help the UK meet its climate change targets.


Tansun invests a lot of time in research and development and believes that technology can only be developed if there is a true understanding of the concept and the purpose. In order to adapt with ever-changing regulations that affect heating products, Tansun has made compliance its priority. 

Benefits of Infrared

  • Highly-efficient. infrared panel heaters are highly efficient because they only heat targeted areas instead of a whole room. Infrared heaters also produce immediate heat, therefore consuming less energy than standard heaters that require warm-up time. 
  • Control-ability. Tansun’s panel heaters can be installed and programmed to provide heat exactly where it’s needed with minimum waste and can be controlled with more precision than almost any other heating system on the market. Tansun has also designed an app for controlling its heaters. Available for Android and Apple phones, this allows for users to remotely control their heating. Free to use, the launch of the app brings Tansun into the era of Internet-of-Things (IoT)-enabled infrared heating systems. Users can switch between up to six connected heating systems using a single remote, making it hassle-free to operate multiple heaters from more than one device.
  • No heat loss. Infrared heat warms everything in its path without losing heat to other spaces, and combined with the Tansun range of energy saving controllers, it provides the perfect heating solution. 

With Tansun zoning and control, energy efficiency is optimised, heating bills are reduced and owners can boast a truly eco-friendly heating system. 

If you are interested in infrared for your home or are a housebuilder looking for low carbon heating solutions, take a look at our range of infrared panel heaters

View the Tansun Iridium Infrared Heat Panel range.

All Tansun products are made in the UK and are designed using premium components. We have been established for 35 years and pioneered the concept of infrared electric heaters alongside Philips technology. We have the largest range of commercial, industrial and domestic infrared heaters in the world, providing maintenance-free, safe and healthy infrared heaters for many different types of heating applications.

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