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BEIS consultation welcomed

Martyn Bridges, director of technical services at Worcester Bosch, has welcomed the publication of the BEIS consultation 'Improving boiler standards and efficiency'.

Martyn Bridges, director of technical services at Worcester Bosch

He said: “We’re delighted to see the long-awaited publication of the ‘Improving boiler standards and efficiency’ consultation from BEIS. This has been promised for several months so it is very welcomed.

“We’re specifically encouraged that BEIS have taken a system-first approach, not just appliance. They cover controls, correct maintenance and tackling boiler oversizing, instead of simply what appliance should generate heat.

“It is also great to see that a technology agnostic position seems to be taking place. The ambitious target of 600,000 heat pumps installations per year by 2028 is referenced, but also there is acknowledgment that hybrid systems will contribute to this is a step in the right direction.

“Finally, the proposed mandate that from 2026 onwards, all new domestic gas boilers need to be hydrogen-ready, is the first written commitment that we can recall from Government which again is very encouraging to see and will boost confidence in the possible future fuel among industry.

“Rest assured we will be responding to the consultation and supporting where we can. We urge installers, manufacturers and consumers to do the same. This consultation is a sign we are moving in the right direction to increase efficiency and reduce emissions in the way we heat our homes, and together we can help further this progress.”

14 December 2022


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