Old Boilers Waste £15m Of Energy Every Day

December 29, 2009

According to the Confederation of Business and Industry (CBI), UK homeowners and businesses are wasting an estimated £15m of energy every day of the year due to inefficient boilers and central heating systems, poorly insulated walls, roof, doors and windows. 

CBI Director-General, Richard Lambert believes both businesses and homeowners alike require the relevant energy-efficiency education and incentives in order to implement energy saving measures so to create a national ‘sea change’ in the usage of energy. Lambert continued “… we need easy-to-access support and incentives to encourage improved insulation in homes and offices, a switch to more fuel-efficient cars, and other energy savings steps.”

The recently announced Boiler Scrappage Scheme is one incentive initiative, providing homeowners in England and Wales the opportunity to scrap and replace their old G-rated boilers for new energy efficient boilers.

Following on from nPower, British Gas have also announced their own Boiler Scrappage Scheme by offering additional savings on new A-rated energy-efficient boilers, which includes 1 year’s free HomeCare 200™ –
British Gas’s emergency breakdown service covering existing radiators and pipework.

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