What does it mean to you?
The part of the Building Regulations that deals with central heating boilers is undergoing the biggest change since the introduction of condensing boilers in 2005. The change, commonly known as Boiler Plus, affects you when your old boiler is replaced, or you have a new boiler installed where there wasn’t one before.
The new law becomes effective on 6 April 2018 and applies to homes in England only.
The main points of Boiler Plus that will affect the installation of your new boiler are:
- Gas boiler performance: space heating efficiency of the new boiler must be no less than ErP 92%
- Controls: a minimum of a time and temperature control is required for all gas and oil boiler installations
- Combi boiler installations must also include one of the following:
- Weather compensation
- Load compensation
- Flue Gas Heat Recovery
- Smart control with automation and optimisation
Frequently asked questions about Boiler Plus
What will happen if I don't want the extra controls?
What happens if my installer doesn’t comply?
Furthermore, if an installer were to give you an invoice for non-compliant work, it may be considered fraudulent and therefore open to action from Trading Standards.
What is Flue Gas Heat Recovery?
What is weather compensation?
What is load compensation?
What is a smart control?
Smart controls, like uSense can also tell you your energy use and have other features such as load compensation that can help you comply with Boiler Plus.