Ariston is reminding installers to ensure they are prepared for the new Boiler Plus legislation when it comes into force in April 2018.
Boiler Plus stipulates a new minimum performance standard for domestic gas boilers in homes in England of 92% ErP in accordance with the EU’s 2020 carbon reduction targets.
One of the key facets installers need to be aware of is that, when fitting a new combination boiler, they must ensure either flue gas heat recovery, weather compensation, load compensation or smart heating controls with automation and optimisation functions are included as part of the heating system.
Commenting on the potential impact the new standards could have on the heating sector, product manager, Alex Boweren, said: “While any new industry initiative can appear daunting at first, Boiler Plus shouldn’t give installers any cause for concern. Our product portfolio already achieves the necessary ErP percentage required, as not only are our boilers extremely efficient, we also have an extensive range of intelligent controls with load and weather compensation capabilities. As a result, those already familiar with the Ariston range have nothing to worry about; the only noticeable impact should be inefficient heating products disappearing from the market.”
On the product options available, Alex added: “We offer a full suite of smart controls, each utilising the Ariston NET system and app, allowing end users to manage the heating in their homes from a computer, tablet or smartphone. Not only does this comply with Boiler Plus, it’s also perfectly suited for people with busy schedules who do not want to compromise on comfort or efficiency.”