The new measures will see old boilers start to be replaced with a generation of more efficient condensing ones.
(PRWEB UK) 12 April 2013
It has been reported in eaem.co.uk that the standards will be enshrined in the Ecodesign Directive. Covering minimum requirements for boilers and water heaters in the home, a new labelling system is to be introduced to make their lifetime savings potential more transparent, helping consumers to make comparisons more easily. The new measures will see old boilers start to be replaced with a generation of more efficient condensing ones.
Gas and oil fired central heating boilers, responsible for over 80% of products on the market, account for 16% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions and 17% of the EU’s. As such Green Groups have welcomed the new standards.
Renowned for their London emergency plumbers, the experts at Emergency Plumber also specialise in gas boiler repairs. As such they are aware of the need to be environmentally friendly as well as try and save customers money through more energy efficient systems. Naturally the news was of interest to the team, prompting a representative to share their thoughts on the matter.
“As well as helping to significantly reduce the EU’s energy consumption, it has been speculated that the changes should save millions on energy bills. This is all part of the EU’s 2020 goal of improving energy efficiency by 20%, compared to 2005.
“As well as on a global scale, it is also important to make sure people are being energy efficient in their individual homes. The wrong boiler can lead to people wasting money on energy bills. It is also important for homeowners to get them checked at least once a year by a Gas Safe Registered engineer, due to the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning. Only ever allow someone with the correct qualifications to install, maintain or repair your gas boiler.”
Emergency plumber is an agency run by Martin Smith. With 18 years’ experience in the industry, his aim is to provide fast and efficient emergency plumbing engineers 24/7. The company operates within a wide range of areas in the UK including London, Plymouth, Reading, Coventry, Bolton and Newcastle. With a database of over 300 emergency plumbers, the firm is currently the fastest growing plumbing company in the UK. Customers can also contact the team for information and advice on gas related problems.