The new rules for boilers are very stringent

(PRWeb UK) August 6, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has, as part of proposed regulatory amendments, defined new rules for boilers. These regulatory amendments were implemented as a result of high gas emissions from boilers and fall under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The review of existing regulation was initiated in response to a court order that compelled the EPA to relook existing standards for boiler emissions.

The new rules for boilers are very stringent, but are generally more lenient for smaller household boilers. Boiler maintenance and boiler servicing is essential to every home. The EPA has stressed that failure to reduce gas emissions could cause the Agency to introduce boiler gas limitations in future.

The EPA’s focus on gas emissions is due to the UK’s need to meet its Kyoto Protocol target for the 2008 to 2012 period. This target aims to cut the UK’s greenhouse emissions by 12,5%. Last year, carbon dioxide emissions in the UK fell by 9,8%, with overall gas emissions falling by 8,6%.

This decrease is believed to be a result of the recession, which has led to lower energy consumption in homes across the UK. According to government figures, the switch from coal to nuclear power has also helped produce the dramatic drop in Britain’s gas emissions during the past year.

The UK’s energy and climate change minister, Joan Ruddock, said “the significant reduction in emissions would no doubt have been impacted by the recent economic circumstances. However, we still recognise the good progress we are making towards meeting our climate change targets, and should not underestimate the efforts made so far by government, industry, business and homeowners alike.”

Ruddock added that “the government are determined to strengthen and sustain the momentum behind the low-carbon transition in the UK.” This notion is backed by environmental campaigners, who have welcomed public efforts to ensure that energy efficiency remains on the public agenda. Homeowners can aid in reducing carbon emissions by doing routine boiler repairs. Always get a Baxi boiler professional to carry out a boiler service for optimum boiler performance.


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