What is Boiler Plus?
Boiler Plus is government legislation which ensures that homes in the UK have efficient heating systems. Since 6 April 2018, all new boiler installations require a minimum ErP efficiency of 92% and have time and temperature controls fitted.
If you’re having a new combi boiler installed, they now require one of four additional criteria to comply with Boiler Plus. Choosing the best option that works for each home is important as different homes have unique requirements. The criteria options are:
- Load compensation - Using a control to modulate the boilers output by intelligently taking into account the current room temperature.
- Weather compensation - Using a control to modulate the boiler output by intelligently taking into account the current outside temperature.
- Smart control - Providing automation for heating and hot water using a smart control resulting in optimised boiler efficiency.
- FGHR (Flue Gas Heat Recovery) - This process redirects gases that escape the flue back into the boiler to preheat the water.
Will I be affected by Boiler Plus?
Any new boiler installations after April 2018 must be compliant with Boiler Plus.
However, there’s no need to upgrade your existing heating systems in a hurry.
How can my home comply with Boiler Plus?
If you’re having a new heating system installed to keep your home warm, you can easily and effortlessly choose a Glow-worm control from our range to meet Boiler Plus requirements:
Boiler Plus in Scotland and Wales
As of late 2022, Boiler Plus standards have been introduced in Scotland and Wales with some slight differences to those set in England.
Boiler Plus in Wales
Boiler Plus policy in Wales includes the requirement for the smart thermostat to also feature remote access.
For a complete solution that meets the 4 additional measures of Boiler Plus in Wales, we would recommend pairing the boiler either the MiGo weather compensated smart control, or the MiSET load compensated control.
Boiler Plus in Scotland
Boiler Plus policy in Scotland meanwhile has been expanded to apply to all gas boiler replacements (so includes System and Open Vent boilers as well as Combi).
Controls requirements remain the same as England.