In Germany, there are about 2.5 million households that are equipped with electric heaters. Current plans call for replacement within the next five years.
Electric heating is one of the main causes of high CO2 emissions in Germany. They are inefficient and consume large amounts of electricity. For this reason, a solution must be found quickly to accelerate the replacement of heating systems.
The government has set itself the goal of further advancing the energy transition. A reduction of CO2 emissions is an important part of this plan. Replacing electric heaters with more environmentally friendly alternatives will make a significant difference.
In this article, we will take a closer look at how to switch to alternative heating methods and the challenges that need to be overcome in the process.
Electric heaters – impractical, inefficient and expensive
Criticism of the use of electric heaters is becoming louder and louder. Many consumers choose this type of heating because of its perceived simplicity and low initial cost, but it is often overlooked that electric heaters are inefficient and expensive.
Moreover, electric heaters produce a lot of CO2 and thus contribute to environmental pollution. For this reason, experts are calling for the use of electric heating to be replaced entirely by alternative heating methods within the next five years.
Another weakness of electric heaters is poor temperature regulation. Often there are only two settings – on or off – which can lead to uncomfortable temperature fluctuations. A regular heater with a thermostat, on the other hand, regulates the temperature constantly and can therefore contribute to a more efficient and comfortable heating system.
- Electric heaters – impractical and inefficient
- High costs and environmental impact
- Poor regulation of temperature
It is time for consumers and governments to opt for a more efficient and environmentally friendly way of heating to combat rising energy costs and environmental problems.
Planning the replacement of electric heaters
Preparations for the replacement of electric heaters are in full swing. The government plans to replace these heaters as quickly as possible in the next five years to reduce pollution from electricity generation.
The new heating technology should enable efficient heating with renewable energies. The installation of heat pumps, biomass heating systems and solar heating systems will be promoted. The switch to renewable energy sources is also supported financially.
In order to support the citizens in the changeover, information events and advisory services are organized. The companies that provide the new heating systems will also be involved in the planning process.
- Electric heaters should be replaced
- Replacement planned within five years
- Efficient heating with renewable energies
- Establishment of heat pumps, biomass heaters and solar heaters
- Financial support to help you make the switch to renewables
- Information events and consulting services for the citizens
- Cooperation with the companies offering the new heating systems
Switching to renewable energy and replacing electric heating are important steps in reducing pollution. The government plans to take more measures to protect the environment in the coming years in order to improve living conditions for future generations.