UK Government supports Super Condensing GasSaver, cutting consumer costs for heating and hot water - Canetis

Posted On: 
12th October 2017

Today’s announcement recognises the need for improved energy efficiency above and beyond existing regulations and opens the market to lower energy bills for consumers, says Canetis.

Each of the energy saving options have different features and upfront cost, however, all offer valuable savings for the consumer, says Canetis.
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UK householders are to be offered a new opportunity to benefit from a more efficient heating and hot water system. Replacing a boiler or central heating system represents a major expense for most home owners. Getting it right and optimising the efficiency of the new system can make a significant difference to the cost of keeping a house warm and providing hot water.

Today, the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced plans to drive up standards for domestic heating systems at point of installation or replacement from 6th April 2018. These plans will lower energy costs, saving consumers money and reducing carbon emission in line with the country’s Clean Growth Strategy (also published today). The last time a change of this kind was introduced was in 2005 when the Government mandated the roll out of condensing boilers.

Today’s announcement recognises the need for improved energy efficiency above and beyond existing regulations and opens the market to lower energy bills for consumers. Pioneered in the UK by Canetis, Super Condensing GasSaver technology leads the world in gas boiler efficiency, redefining new levels of energy savings in heating and hot water systems. Canetis now plans a major expansion, as consumers become aware of the lower energy bills available to them.

Every year 1.6 million boilers are replaced, so it’s essential that these systems are as efficient as possible.  A Super Condensing GasSaver boiler always operates in a fully efficient condensing mode that serves to lower energy bills and cut carbon emissions. Canetis believe that the BEIS policy is a great step forward although recognising that still more could be done to ensure consumers are fully able to benefit from this new level of gas boiler efficiency.

Today’s Boiler Plus announcement sets out new requirements for work on gas-fired wet central heating systems in existing homes. Firstly, all gas boilers will have a minimum seasonal efficiency of 92%. Boilers must also be installed with time and temperature controls to increase household comfort, reduce energy wastage and fuel bills. In addition, gas combination boiler consumers will be required to install one of the following energy efficiency measures:

  • Stored and non-stored Passive Flue Gas Heat Recovery (PFGHR).
  • Stored PFGHR known as Super Condensing GasSaver Technology ensures condensing boilers always condense, costing around £460 today and falling to £200 with scale production
  • Smart learning heating controls which typically cost around £190
  • Load or Weather compensation which typically cost around £50-£130 in order to improve responsiveness to internal and external temperatures

Each of the energy saving options have different features and upfront cost, however, all offer valuable savings for the consumer.

Canetis is a British innovator and manufacturer of energy saving technologies, including Super Condensing GasSaver Technology. Canetis are fully supportive of today’s announcement however believe that a tighter definition of the energy saving options to would better support the most efficient products on the market.

Super Condensing GasSaver Technology can provide over £100 worth of annual gas and water bill savings for the consumer, which signifies a prompt pay back whilst also providing improved hot water comfort and heating performance as well as upstream energy and resource benefits for the UK. GasSaver products require no user intervention, can be easily installed by GasSafe contractors and provides consistent energy savings. Further support for Super Condensing Technology could accelerate cost reductions and we believe that this British innovation can eventually be mandated with every boiler installation.

If you would like further information about Super Condensing GasSaver technology and to support Canetis, please contact us on info@canetis.io.