Boiler Plus: What You Need to Know

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Boiler Plus is a part of new government legislation that affects all homes in the UK from April 6, 2018. Launched by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Boiler Plus looks at encouraging energy efficiency to meet the EU’s 2020 targets.

What does Boiler Plus mean for me?

Alongside a range of other measures, this policy requires that all newly installed boilers must have an energy efficiency rating of 92% (ErP). This directive aims to phase out poorly performing products and reduce carbon emissions across Europe.

All boiler installations must also have time and temperature controls fitted, allowing homeowners to save energy and money on unnecessary heating.

Wise Energy already comply with the new Boiler Plus legislation and may be able to install your new boiler for free under the ECO Scheme. Find out if you are eligible and give our team at Wise Energy a call on 0800 038 2820.

Combination Boilers on Boiler Plus

In addition to these requirements, the new legislation will require all those fitting new combination (combi) boilers to include one of the following in their system:

  • Flue gas heat recovery systems – Incoming cold water is circulated around the top of the boiler, pre-heating water to use less fuel.
  • Load compensation – A system that allows the temperature of water in the boiler based on the actual room temperature.
  • Weather Compensation – Similar to load compensation, this feature changes the heating temperature based on the outside temperature.
  • Smart Controls – This feature offers intelligent, internet connected heating control, providing automation and optimisation of your boiler usage.

These new rules are mandatory from April 6, 2018, meaning your new boiler must be installed to these requirements. Fitting your boiler with these new features can cost as little as £70 extra.

Wise Energy works under the Government backed ECO scheme, making it more than easy to claim your free grant towards a brand-new energy efficient boiler. Find out how much you could be entitled to – call our expert team on 0800 038 2820 or email us at contactus@wiseenergy.co.uk to get started.

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