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Delay on 'Boiler Tax' for Heat Pumps from 1st April to Next Year

In recent news, you may have heard that the government is delaying the implementation of fines for boiler manufacturers who don't hit heat pump sale targets.

The boiler tax is made to encourage homeowners to ditch their traditional gas boiler and invest in a more environmentally friendly source such as a heat pump. Many manufacturers have started to push up the price of gas boilers by up to £120.

The insulation rule changes, which will come into force in the next few months, will ensure that certain households will not have to pay a big fee for installing insulation to qualify for the grant. That could save up to £2,500.

However, it's important to remember that households need decent insulation to reduce energy bills. Having good insulation is essential when it comes to installing a heat pump. A well-insulated home will ensure that the heat pump operates more efficiently, resulting in lower energy bills and a more comfortable indoor environment.

Without proper insulation, the heat pump will have to work harder to maintain the desired temperature, which will not only increase energy consumption but also reduce the lifespan of the heat pump. Therefore, ensuring that your home is adequately insulated before installing a heat pump is important.

The government has said that pushing back this plan was to give the industry more time to get ready. However, critics have said that price increases are unnecessary.

Overall, the government has said that they'll make heat pump grants easier to get. Watch this space for more updates.

Get in touch with our Exeter heating experts today for more information. We'll help you with the entire heat pump process!

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