Boiler Plus Regulation – what does this mean?adamroberts
New Legislation ‘Boiler Plus’ is being implemented on 6th April 2018. Boiler Plus aims to improve the way homes in the UK use energy by increasing the efficiency of their heating systems.
The new legislation forms part of the Government’s ‘Heat in Buildings’ programme designed to maximise energy efficiency. The introduction of Boiler Plus is the first major piece of legislation since the UK went “all-condensing” in 2005 – becoming the first country to do so in the process.
From April 2018, all boilers must have a minimum ErP efficiency of 92% and all installations must have time and temperature controls fitted, if they aren’t already present and working correctly.
In addition, combi boilers, which make up a significant proportion of the market will require one of four additional requirements to be fitted. Each will need to be discussed with the homeowner and suited to each individual homeowners circumstances. What works for one customer, may not necessarily work for the next. It will mean each installation will include a consultancy aspect needed for each boiler swap. The measures available are:
- Load compensation control
- Weather compensation control
- Smart thermostat with automation and optimisation
- Flue gas heat recovery unit with a time and temperature control
From the feature-rich ecoTEC exclusive boilers, with built-in Passive Flue gas heat recovery (meaning it qualifies for Boiler Plus, straight out of the box) to the very simple Honeywell controllers with optimized functions or the Honey lyric internet controller enabling you to operate your heating remotely via an app. There are tailored solutions for every customer which will be discussed during the survey.
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