What is it?
CHP systems generate heat and electricity simultaneously from a single fuel. A CHP system is effectively a mini stand-alone power plant that replaces an existing boiler and is usually located in an outbuilding or utility area.
How does it work?
A CHP unit works by burning fuels, such as natural gas or biomass. The heat generated is used to supply the central heating and hot water systems as usual. In addition to this, electricity is produced from the heat, which rotates a generator located within the flue.
CHP reduces electricity and heating bills, protects the householder against rising energy costs, and lowers the carbon footprint of a house.
Using the energy generated rather than buying it from a gas or electricity supplier can make significant savings.