Gas boilers will not be banned from 2025

Gas boilers will not be banned from 2025...

It is likely however, that in the future we are likely to see a combination of both heat pumps and hydrogen boilers in homes over the coming years to achieve the governments carbon reduction targets.

Future of Heating FAQs

Are gas boilers being banned?
No, Gas boilers will not be banned from 2025. It is likely however, that new build properties from 2025 will not achieve the 75% - 80% carbon reduction targets they have been given with a gas-fired boiler. Consequently, it is likely that new build properties will be heated with a renewable heating technology such as a heat pump.

Heat Pump FAQs

How much roughly would it cost to have a heat pump installed in my home?

Government research conducted in 2020 stated the average cost of an air source heat pump to be between £8,900 and £14,500, depending on the extent of the home alterations, and around £20,000 - £25,000 for a Ground Source heat pump.

House alterations are also something to consider. Your property’s specifications for example. For a ground source heat pump, you’ll need a substantial outdoor space (around 2x the size of the dwelling) which can be dug up to lay the ground loop containing the heat fluid.

If you don’t have this space or don’t want to dig up your garden, you can drill one or more bore holes to install the collector pipework however this can be quite expensive. If you don’t wish to do either of these, then an air source heat pump may be more suitable, as it doesn’t require a ground collection system.

Your property’s level of insulation will also determine the cost and efficiency of the heat pump you opt for. New build properties are ideal for heat pump installation, as they are fitted to high energy efficiency standards. Older properties can be insulated to these levels, however, it can be quite disruptive.

You may also consider your current heating system – if you have a gas or an oil-fired boiler then you are likely to find the existing radiators and pipework are not large enough for the lower temperature heat that a heat pump operates at.

Hydrogen FAQs

Is hydrogen a safe fuel?

There are numerous trials taking place across the UK into hydrogen gas and its uses in the home, many of which we at Worcester Bosch are involved in.

These include ‘HyStreet’, a test site in Northumberland where over 200 tests have been completed to research the safety of converting homes and gas networks to hydrogen.

There is also a two-home Hy4Heat trial in Gateshead where two homes have been built specifically to showcase the gas in operation. Such as boilers, cookers, and fires all running on hydrogen.

These trials will prove that hydrogen is a safe alternative to natural gas, from then hydrogen-ready boilers will become more of a reality.