What is Boiler Plus?

Boiler Plus is new legislation being implemented on 6th April 2018. Boiler Plus aims to improve energy efficiency of homes in the UK by increasing the efficiency of their heating systems.

From April 2018, all boilers must have a minimum ErP efficiency of 92% and all installations must have time and temperature controls fitted, if they aren't already present and working correctly.

Combi boilers, which are the most popular type of boilers in the UK, require one of four additional requirements to comply. The measures available are:

  • Load compensation – this intelligent communication modulates the flow temperature from the boiler based on the actual room temperature.
  • Weather compensation – this intelligently modulates the flow temperature from the boiler based on the outdoor temperature.
  • Smart control - a control allowing full automation and enhanced efficiency.
  • FGHR (Flue Gas Heat Recovery) – a way to redirect otherwise lost flue gases to heat water in the boiler.

From the Boiler Plus compliant ecoTEC exclusive with Green iQ boiler, with built-in Passive Flue Gas Heat Recovery, to the simple VRT 50 eBUS room stat, Vaillant provides a complete offering of intelligent and easy to use solutions to comply with Boiler Plus.