How can I use gas to heat my home as sustainably as possible?

Combine a bulk tank with green energy

Gas is the best supplementary fuel if you opt for a sustainable mix with environmentally friendly energy sources or installations. You can simply combine your bulk tank with a solar boiler, heat pump or condensation boiler.

  • A solar boiler converts solar thermal energy (from solar cells or panels) into electricity that you can use for heating and cooking. However, solar boilers do not guarantee a constant supply of energy, quite simply because the sun doesn't shine enough in Flanders. Gas can make up for these shortfalls.
  • A gas heat pump stores surplus thermal energy (from the ground, from your house). Heat is 'recycled': your water is heated with it, or your house can even be cooled with it. For such an installation to work, though, a minimal amount of an alternative energy is needed. Gas is the most economical choice.
  • A condensation boiler reuses the heat that is released. That way, energy is not wasted. What's more, you get the most out of your energy budget.

Is there space in my garden for a bulk tank?