What is Boiler Plus and What Does the New Legislation Mean?
Are you installing or replacing a gas combi boiler for your home? If so, you should be aware of the new legislation, Boiler Plus, which came into effect on the 6th April 2018. Not adhering to this legislation could land both installers and homeowners with a hefty fine, so it’s very important to learn the ins and outs of this new legislation – and also what you as a customer can do to comply.
What is Boiler Plus?
Boiler Plus is a new series of regulations – launched by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – and effects any future replacements of gas combi boilers. The aim of these regulations is to boost the energy efficiency of gas combi systems by creating set requirements and expectations for these heating systems to adhere to. Various measures will be put in place to ensure gas combi boilers achieve a minimum energy efficiency of 92% ErP. A growing concern for the future of the planet is the driving force behind this legislation, which aims to reduce carbon emissions across the continent.
What does Boiler Plus say about gas combi boilers?
When installing a new gas combi boiler, customers will need to pick from the following four energy-saving options – one of these four features will need to be included in boiler systems to comply with legislation:
- Smart Controls
- Load Compensation
- Weather Compensation
- Flue Gas Heat Recovery System
Whilst there is an additional cost involved with all these options, enhancing the energy efficiency of you boiler system can reap rewards in the future by conserving energy and reducing bills.
How can we help your boiler be legally compliant?
Here at A&D Plumbing Services, we make it easy to ensure your boiler is legally compliant. Whichever option you choose to adhere to Boiler Plus, our experts will offer friendly advice and high quality installation for each and every customer. To further add to your peace of mind, our customers should know that we are registered with all the manufacturers we supply from, allowing us to offer extended warranties on all installed products.
Established over 12 years ago, A&D Plumbing Services are plumbing and heating specialists operating 24/7 for your total convenience. We offer professional installation and servicing for many leading make and models, including Worcester, BAXI and BIASI. To discover more, simply get in touch with our friendly team today.