New UK Boiler Plus Legislation Applicable to Boiler Installations from 6th April 2018
Posted 7th August, 2018
A big change in legislation around heating manufacture and installation in the UK came into force on 6th April 2018.
These changes have been named Boiler Plus and have introduced by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). They address the energy efficiency of heating systems and have raised the bar for both manufacturers and installers.
1. Gas boiler performance: space heating efficiency of the new boiler no less than ErP 92%
2. Time and temperature control required for all gas and oil boiler installations
3. Combi boiler installations must also include one of the following: Weather compensation, Load compensation, Flue Gas Heat Recovery, Smart controls.
The most notable change applies to the minimum performance standard for domestic gas boilers in England. The minimum efficiency level of all boilers manufactured and installed will be set at 92% ErP.
The main motivation behind the change is to phase out inefficient boilers and reduce carbon emissions in line with targets set by the EU. It forms just part of a wider plan known as the Governments Clean Growth Strategy which aims to combat climate change and provide UK homes with greater comfort and lower energy bills.