Everything you need to know about the upcoming “boiler ban”

With the UK aiming to become a net-zero emitter of greenhouse gases by 2050, you may have heard about upcoming restrictions on gas boilers. In this blog, we’re taking a look at whether this is something should you be taking notice of at the moment.

The original plan was that any new homes built in 2025 or later would not be eligible to have a gas boiler fitted. Nevertheless, any homes built before this point, including homes built this year, would have still been able to have a gas-powered central heating system. In September last year, however, the UK Government announced that this restriction would be delayed by 10 years to 2035, when a wider phase-out of gas boilers is set to begin.

Nevertheless, there are currently no legal requirements to scrap and replace a gas boiler, so a boiler will be allowed to function for its entire serviceable life, which will most likely be upwards of 10 years, at least. For example, many manufacturers offer warranties of up to 12 years on their boilers. The UK Government also announced that homes that will be most challenging to convert to low-carbon heating, about one in five homes, will be exempt from the ban.

In summary, any gas boiler you have now will be suitable for the foreseeable future, although there are advantages to replacing an old boiler with an efficient option. Xgas offers boiler installation in Wrexham and other nearby places like Chester, so get in touch today for a quote.