According to a new survey by Logic4training, 57% of installers have little or no knowledge of the Boiler Plus legislation and how it will affect them.
Brought in to improve efficiency in domestic heating systems, the scheme came into force on 6 April 2018.
Amongst the survey respondents, opinion was said to be evenly split as to the benefits of the new scheme for consumers and installers, with around half feeling they were equipped to take on the work that the new requirements would demand.
Despite Boiler Plus encouraging energy efficiency improvements, two thirds of respondents (64%) were reported to have felt that the introduction would not lead to more business; an opinion Logic4Training claims, could be due to information not reaching the correct people.
Mark Krull, from Logic4training, commented: “The government has stipulated the addition of various measures to improve the energy efficiency of domestic heating systems and engineers will be responsible for delivering these. However, it appears that the general sense of confusion about the scheme has led to a feeling of negativity, which is masking the real potential. Boiler Plus represents a great opportunity for installers and their customers will reap the benefit of more energy efficient heating that has less environmental impact and saves money on fuel bills.
“We have updated our Energy Efficiency for Domestic Heating course to reflect the changes in Boiler Plus, ensuring newly trained installers at least will have the right knowledge. It is clear from our survey that more needs to be done to help installers understand and get on board with Boiler Plus – we will help where we can through our training and information on our website – but the powers that be maybe need to re-look at the way information is disseminated to key groups.”
Logic4training’s Energy Efficiency for Domestic Heating course has recently been revised to include the new requirements for Boiler Plus. See www.logic4training.co.uk for more information.