Shell UK and PassivSystems have launched a hybrid heating system called B-Snug, aimed at homes that use oil or LPG for heating.
The B-Snug manages a combination of an air source heat pump and a traditional boiler. The intelligent controls monitor the temperature in the home and analyse weather forecasts to switch between two heat sources: a newly fitted Samsung air source heat pump and the customer’s existing boiler. The system’s controls use machine learning to select the most appropriate heat source. By favouring the heat pump whenever possible, the system reduces heating bills. And, by providing homeowners with a way to use electricity to heat their homes, consumers reduce their use of oil or LPG, reducing carbon emissions.