Combi Boiler Guide Supports Boiler Scrappage Scheme

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A petition for a boiler scrappage scheme in the UK is gaining momentum. Under the scheme old boilers would be replaced by new high efficiency boilers, which are more environmentally friendly. As well as helping the Environment, the boiler scrappage scheme would enable householders to save on heating costs and stimulate demand for boiler manufacturing.

a boiler scrappage scheme would be a welcome move for the UK economy and environment whilst also assisting consumers within these difficult times with lower heating bills

A petition for a boiler scrappage scheme has been started by Mick Williams of Williams & Co, plumbers' merchants. The petition calls on the Government to introduce a boiler scrappage scheme whereby consumers would receive a trade-in for their old boilers to enable them to be replaced by high efficiency boilers. The creator of the petition quotes figures from the Energy Saving Trust, stating that:

'If everyone in the UK with gas central heating installed a high efficiency condensing boiler, we would save enough energy to heat 3.4 million homes for a whole year and save around 13 million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide. The householder could also save around a third on their heating bills.'

Apart from the benefits to the Environment and the householder, the introduction of a boiler scrappage scheme would help to stimulate growth in boiler manufacturing and related industries, and it is hoped that it will see the same success as the recently introduced car scrappage scheme.

The type of high efficiency boilers that are likely to replace less efficient models are Combi boilers, which are the most widely available high efficiency boilers on the market. Combi boilers are a combined water and central heating boiler and they take up less space than conventional boilers as they do not require an additional hot water tank. Because of their dual function, Combi boilers save on energy, and they are also kinder to the Environment by giving off less gas emissions.

David Holmes from Combi Boiler Guide comments "a boiler scrappage scheme would be a welcome move for the UK economy and environment whilst also assisting consumers within these difficult times with lower heating bills"

To date the boiler scrappage petition has received more than 300 signatures, and support is increasing. Carl Arntzen, Director, Worcester Bosch Boilers is backing the petition because of the benefits to the industry as well as to the Environment, in terms of increasing employment and helping to reach Government targets relating to climate change.

To find out more about Combi boilers, please visit: http://www.combiboilerguide.co.uk.

The petition for the boiler scrappage scheme can be found at: petitions.number10.gov.uk/boilerscrappage, and the cut off date to join the petition is 21st July 2010.

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