Viessmann backs boiler efficiency breakthrough
12th October 2017

Viessmann welcomes new policy changes and updates, announced on October 12, which set new standards for the efficiency of gas boilers in the UK.

The changes were set out in the government response to the Heat in Buildings consultation, following a Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy consultation.

The new standards are set out in three parts; increasing the boiler minimum performance requirement (from 88% SEDBUK 2009 to 92% ErP); requiring that all new boiler installations include time and temperature controls and; requiring combination boiler replacements to include the provision of an additional energy efficiency measure to be installed at the same time. Additional measures include: specified smart controls, weather compensation, load compensation, or flue gas heat recovery (FGHR).

Commenting on the changes, Graham Russell, managing director of Viessmann in the UK said, “We are pleased that these changes will soon be implemented and see them as a positive step for the industry; delivering savings for consumers whilst supporting carbon targets.

“In 2015, Viessmann first shared with government its recommendations and analysis on how weather compensation and increased boiler performance standards could increase boiler efficiency. We’ve engaged closely over the past two years as policy proposals were developed for heat in buildings.

“In terms of practical regulatory change, including weather compensation with every heating system change is the lowest hanging fruit given the relatively low cost, demonstrated impact and applicability across different heating systems. Indeed, weather compensation controls are already routinely installed in the UK by many Viessmann-trained installers.

“This is the first step in securing a boiler efficiency revolution, which ensures efficiency gains and improvements in heating over the long-term. Viessmann will continue to work closely with the supply chain and government to ensure that consumers receive exceptional service using the best available, cost-effective heating innovations.”

Image – Viessmann welcomes new policy changes, announced on October 12, which set new standards for the efficiency of gas boilers in the UK.

Image – Weather compensation controls, as commonly installed by Viessmann-trained installers throughout the UK, are one of the requirement options of the changes to the building regulations. 

About Viessmann Ltd.

Viessmann Limited is part of the Viessmann Group of companies,

The Viessmann Group is one of the leading international manufacturers of heating systems, industrial systems and refrigeration systems. Founded in 1917, Viessmann remains a family-owned business and has over 12,000 employees across the world.

Viessmann has 23 production divisions in 12 countries, subsidiaries and representations in 74 countries and 120 sales offices around the world. The company’s commitment to the highest standards of manufacturing has led to its systems being awarded a multitude of awards over the course of its history.

Viessmann’s comprehensive product range of domestic and commercial heating systems has an output range of 1.5 to 120,000 kW. It offers oil and gas-fired boilers, solar thermal and photovoltaics, combined heat and power modules (CHP), ground, air and water sourced heat pumps, biomass boilers and fuel cell heating systems.