Close to half of the UK’s homeowners are confused by the government’s plans to phase out old boilers, and more than 70 per cent don’t understand the cost of upgrading to a new approved system.
This is according to a new survey from MyBuilder.com, a platform that offers a reliable way for homeowners to hire tradespeople.
The data showed that while half (48 per cent) of British homeowners didn’t know if the ban affected them and their homes, two-thirds (65 per cent) felt that current government financial incentives didn’t go far enough. On top of this, 71 per cent had no idea how much a sustainable boiler system would cost them – and a staggering 61 per cent admitted to not even knowing what a heat pump is.
Despite this lack of clarity, plans are still in place to implement the ban, leaving hundreds of thousands of UK homeowners facing a major change to their heating systems. On top of this, there is confusion around government grants, who is entitled to them, and how to apply.
Heating expert at MyBuilder.com Jack Coles said: “There’s a lot of confusion around the boiler ban and what options are available to UK homeowners. However, inevitably we will all need to move over to more sustainable systems in the not-so-distant future, so it’s a good time to do your research now. There are also grants available to encourage UK homeowners to switch systems, so take advantage of them while you can.”
MyBuilder.com has put together a guide on the subject, to help UK homeowners understand the changes, their options, and whether they are entitled to grants. For the full comprehensive guide from MyBuilder.com, please visit www.mybuilder.com/blog/boiler-report.