If you have issues with your boiler, your best option is to call professional and experienced Heatworks, an established boiler repair service and maintenance company. Diagnosing a fault in the boiler can be quite difficult and it is best left to the Gas Safe certified professionals who have their own techniques. Fixing a boiler is not a task for the neighborhood handyman.
According to Volkskrant, a proposal was made by plumbers, manufacturers, green groups and energy firms for the removal of gas-fired traditional central heating systems from sale by 2021. When old traditional boilers need replacement, homeowners must be required to install heat pumps or hybrid systems. Organizations that support the proposal include central heating sector body Unelo-VNI manufacturers, Greenpeace and Milieudefensie, GasInie and NVDE, a sustainable energy lobby group.
Every year, about 350,000 new boilers are installed in Netherlands with traditional boilers costing at least €2,000 and electric-powered heat pumps costing around €9,000. If you opt for hybrid boilers with a small gas system, be prepared to pay about €6,000. Hybrid boilers are state-of-the –art technology that consist of a combi boiler that is installed indoors and a heat pump that is installed outdoors. Today, hybrid boilers are considered to be the most efficient heating system for homes.
According to Volkskrant, the energy bills of the households are very considerable. The difference between the price of a hybrid boiler and traditional boiler is about €4,000 but homeowners are promised subsidies and service contract-based loans so that they can pay for the changes.
The Dutch government has set a target to ensure that 1 in every 4 homes in the Netherlands will no longer use gas for cooking and heating by 2030. It is very likely for the government to adopt its plans considering that there are targets and decisions to reduce gas production in the Groningen Fields.
Even if the hybrid boiler is uniquely different from traditional gas boilers, there is no problem with Heatworks handling its installation. Boiler engineers make the effort to be updated with advanced technologies and innovations to make sure that they are qualified to perform installations as well as repairs, when necessary.