Do I have to replace my gas boiler from 2025?
No, Gas boilers will not be banned from 2025.
It is likely however, that new build properties from 2025 will not achieve the 75% – 80% carbon reduction targets they have been given with a gas-fired boiler.
Consequently, it is likely that new build properties will be heated with a renewable heating technology such as a heat pump.
Can I still replace my old gas boiler? And do I need to replace it before 2025?
Yes you can replace your existing gas-fired boiler and no, you don’t have to do this before 2025.
There is talk that only gas-fired boilers that can be connected to a hydrogen gas supply can be purchased in the future, there is yet though no legislation or policy changes in place.
If it becomes the case that only hydrogen-ready boilers can be placed onto the market in the future then rest assured, Worcester Bosch and other manufacturers will have a full range of hydrogen ready boilers available.
Why should I replace my boiler now?
There are boilers like the highly efficient Worcester Bosch Greenstar gas boilers that are able to run on a 20% hydrogen blend, so once you purchase a new boiler, you can be confident your boiler will run on gas for its lifetime.
This means, that when the government begins to increase the amount of ‘green gases’ into the UK gas grid, customers can be confident their new gas boiler will run for its lifetime without any wholesale changes to switch to an electric boiler for example.