As new Boiler Plus efficiency standards come into force, heating controls become mandatory
The UK is a global leader in the gas boiler market, which has continued to develop cutting edge technologies that now exceed the minimum standards set last decade. As such, the UK government has released a new set of standards designed to improve the way many people use energy in their homes by giving them greater choice, greater control, and tangible savings on their energy bills.
The new standards outlined in the Boiler Plus policy set the new minimum performance standard for domestic gas boilers in English homes at 92% ErP.
The standard will also make timers and room thermostats an explicit requirement for all gas and oil systems, putting beyond doubt the need to give consumers the power to achieve the greatest comfort in the home.
Furthermore, in terms of “smart control” systems, the new Boiler Plus identifies and requires specific functionalities with proven benefits: load compensation, weather compensation, or automation combined with optimisation.
HeatingSave – the low-cost building management system (BMS) that meets and exceeds the new Government standard and requirements
Domestic and non-domestic customers alike can take advantage of the impressive level of energy efficiency enabled by the HeatingSave Building Management System (BEMS), which allows user to save 20 to 30 percent on their gas and electricity bills by optimizing consumption levels across any building, depending on its specific heat-loss profile.
Plus, the system also includes automatic occupancy detection features, allowing the temperature to be reduced to a background when areas are not used and quickly brought up to temperature when they are being used.
It’s also very important to mention that HeatingSave can take an automatic decision on whether to use electricity or gas for heating during summer, and also enables users to set a night setback temperature, reducing the night heating by a few degrees to still keep 24/7 operations warm whilst saving energy and money.
If you’re already interested in what HeatingSave has in store and you’d like to find out more on the matter, just get in touch, our dedicated product team will be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.