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Government wants your views on improving boiler efficiency

The government is inviting responses to its proposals on domestic gas boiler efficiency, hydrogen-ready boilers and hybrid heating systems. It’s encouraging views from heating engineers and manufacturers, as well as the wider industry and consumers.

The consultation covers a range of topics, including:

• Proposals to improve boiler and heating system efficiency through improvements to minimum standards
• Proposals to mandate that all newly installed gas boilers are ‘hydrogen-ready’ from 2026
• The potential role of gas boiler/electric heat pump hybrids in heat decarbonisation in the 2020s and 2030s.

The proposals aim to reduce domestic gas consumption, helping to lower consumer bills and carbon emissions, improving our energy security, and preparing for the transition to low-carbon heating, says BEIS.

The consultation closes on 21 March 2023. You can read it here, and respond here or by emailing:

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