The government declared a “Green Industrial Revolution” back in November 2019, pushing the ban on gas heaters in new houses from 2025 to 2023. While the news sparked panic in the heating business and misunderstanding among householders, it appears that the government now has retracted the proposals.
The purpose of this declaration is an effort to enhance the environmental condition of housing across the UK — yet, just 1 million of the UK’s out of 29 million houses are heated using low-carbon technologies (Climate Change Committee, 2019)
The government intends to phase out the installation of new gas boilers by 2035, beginning on October 18, 2021. Low-carbon heating technologies (such as heat pumps) would take their place instead. Despite this, it’s important to remember that this is only a plan, and nothing is set in stone.
Even said that it’s worth thinking about how a gas boiler ban would affect the 80 percent of UK houses that now use gas boilers. What is the future of the UK’s most prevalent form of heating system, and what should homeowners be aware of?
Boris Johnson unveiled a new 10-point strategy for the “Green Industrial Revolution” on November 18, 2020. Part of this strategy is expected to push out the ban on gas boilers in new construction until 2025. However, this has not been formally confirmed, and no details have been released due to the lack of consultation with the industry.
The 10-point plan states: “Homes built to Future Homes Standard will be ‘zero carbon ready’ and have 70-80% lower carbon emissions than those built to current standards.”
A lot of questions come to mind with the word “ban”. We at All Heating One are here to answer all of your questions. Here are some answers to those basic and confusing questions!
ARE GAS BOILERS GOING TO BE BANNED?
If approved, the proposed legislation will prohibit the installation of gas boilers only in new residences beginning in 2025. If plans to phase out new gas boiler installations by 2035 are implemented, you might continue to heat your house with a gas boiler until it has to be replaced.
HOW WILL NEW BUILDINGS BE HEATED?
New homes would be built using low-carbon options like air source heat pumps in 2025. Presently, only 30,000 heat pumps are installed in the United Kingdom annually. The government intends to expand the number of heat pumps installed each year to 600,000 by 2028.
Heat pumps, both air source and ground source, capture and compress heat from the outside air or ground and then use it to heat water in a hot water tank. This water can then be used to power faucets, showers, and radiators.
WHO WILL BE IMPACTED?
Don’t worry if you’re thinking about that brand-new boiler you just got; this won’t make much difference to you. The ban on gas – and other fossil fuel – boilers will apply solely to newly built dwellings beginning in 2025.
Although you are not required to replace your present gas boiler, this is one of the causes of the announcement’s criticism. Most of the UK believes that improving the efficiency of current homes, instead of concentrating on future dwellings, makes more sense.
IS IT NECESSARY TO REPLACE MY GAS BOILER BY 2025?
No, gas boilers will not be banned beginning in 2025. However, it is expected that new construction residences built after 2025 will fall short of the 75-80% carbon reduction objectives set for them with a gas-fired boiler.
IS IT STILL POSSIBLE TO REPLACE MY OLD GAS BOILER? IS IT NECESSARY FOR ME TO REPLACE IT AFTER 2023?
Yes, you can replace your old gas-fired boiler; however, you are not required to do so until 2023. There is concern that only gas-fired boilers which can be linked to a hydrogen gas delivery may be available in the future; however, no legislative or policy changes have been implemented.
If only hydrogen-ready boilers are permitted to be placed on the market in the future, All Heating One will have a full range of hydrogen-ready boilers accessible.
WILL I STILL BE ABLE TO BUY A NEW GAS BOILER AFTER 2023?
Absolutely Yes! In fact, replacing an outdated gas boiler with a new energy-efficient one is an excellent method to minimize heating bills while also lowering your carbon impact. Many UK properties are now unsuitable for heat pumps because they are inadequately insulated and lack adequate radiators.
We’d actually suggest it if your boiler is above 8 years old, costly to operate, or frequently breaks down.
If you’re in the market for a new boiler and new boiler installation, you may be wondering whether to go with a gas boiler or an electric boiler, heat pump, solar heating system, or any other option to a gas boiler.
If you are concerned about climate change and are concerned about the inefficiency of a gas boiler, you can rest certain that All Heating One exclusively installs A-rated efficient boilers.
According to The Energy Saving Trust, a new combi boiler should be roughly 90% efficient; therefore replacing your old boiler with another gas combi boiler may save you up to £380. With All Heating One, you can get a free fixed quotation on a brand new boiler today.