What Is Boiler Plus?
Boiler Plus is a new legislation introduced by the government on 6th April 2018. And its aim is to improve energy efficiency within homes in the UK on all new combi boilers installed into existing heating systems.
All new gas combi boilers that are replaced after 6th April 2018 need to have a minimum efficiency of 92% ErP.
There Are Four Parts To Boiler Plus.
Homeowners and installers need to include one of the following options below to meet the new boiler plus requirements.
Load Compensation Control
Load Compensation Control is a feature within the central heating controls that automatically adjusts the water temperature going to your radiators.
Weather Compensation Control
Weather Compensation Control is an outdoor temperature sensor that communicates current weather conditions to the boiler. This information allows the boiler to adjust the radiator temperature within your home, reducing heat loss.
Smart Thermostats allow you to control the temperature of your home remotely via a smart phone, tablet or desktop.
Its automation function controls the heating system output in response to a programmed time or through occupancy detection. The smart thermostats optimisation feature calculates how long the heating system takes to heat to the required temperature. Minimising the amount of work it has to do.
Passive Flue Gas Heat Recovery Devices
Passive Flue Gas Heat Recovery Devices enable the boiler to reuse hot flue gases that would otherwise escape to the atmosphere. Reusing heat loss helps to lower fuel bills and also reduces carbon dioxide emissions by around half a tonne a year.