By 2025, the government has declared that all new houses will be required to use low-carbon heating options instead of gas and oil boilers. The prohibition is part of a UK strategy to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. You may have heard or read news stories stating that gas heaters would be banned in the UK beginning in 2025. Understandably, you may be concerned about what this means for you and your house. After all, gas boilers heat the great majority of houses in the United Kingdom, and many of us rely on them.
What kind of boiler should I get to replace my old one?
We need to look at gas boiler alternatives since gas boilers are banned and aren’t the greatest for the environment, especially with the focus on reaching net-zero emissions. Here are three possibilities, two of which we’ve previously implemented in UK homes:
1. Heat pumps
Heat pumps work by using air and a little amount of electricity and are like the technology present in your refrigerator freezer. The heat from the air outside is absorbed by an electric pump, which compresses it to a high temperature. Then it distributes all that delightful heat throughout your home.
The starting cost is costly now, but it is a developing technology that is still being explored, and as with any new technology, the cost should decrease with time. It is also more cost-effective in the long term than a hot water boiler system. While the technology is impressive, it is still in its early stages, and it is not ideal for many households. If you’d like to chat with one of our heating experts about our services, please contact us.
3. Boilers with an A+ rating
So, if you need to replace your boiler in the coming years, make sure you buy one that is as energy-efficient as possible. We only install the most recent A-rated boilers and using one to heat your house is better for the environment and your money.
There are several ways to live more sustainably, including upgrading your boiler to a more energy-efficient type. You may achieve that by altering your energy use habits. Switching off your TV or disconnecting your chargers are just a few of the energy-saving strategies that may also help you save money.
If you’re unsure about which option is best for you, our heating experts can discuss your alternatives, the future of hydrogen, and provide additional information about air source heat pumps. And because all our boilers are A-rated for efficiency and hydrogen-blend ready, any new boiler you purchase from us will be ready for future energy mix adjustments.
2. HYDROGEN BOILERS
The next best thing to a natural gas boiler is a hydrogen boiler, which is quite similar, and the UK government plans to progressively introduce them. The first phase will see a 20% hydrogen blend introduced into the UK mains supply, which isn’t expected to happen until 2028 at the earliest – and any boiler you buy now should be ready. All British Gas boilers sold today are hydrogen-blend ready, so you won’t have to replace them once the changeover is made.
Because of the way hydrogen burns, there are some variations, but hydrogen boilers are comparable to what we’re used to. Except for the fact that it’s better for the environment! The good news is that they are comparable to gas boilers in terms of price. So, they have a lot of potentials, but the conversion to hydrogen is still a long way off, so it’s not an option right now.
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It is critical to us that we give you the finest possible service at a time that is convenient for you. While our experts are working in your house, we will always make sure that any exposed carpets, floors, or surfaces are completely covered.
Our highly skilled professionals are all Gas Safe registered and qualified, ensuring that you receive a professional boiler installation service.
We have all the goods, appliances, and components that are required for routine maintenance and installation. As a result, our boiler experts are always available to assist you as effectively and swiftly as possible. We can assist you with any new boiler installation needs you may have, so give us a call now at 0800 03143995