Potterton Commercial lends support to £10m boiler scrappage scheme


Potterton Commercial, part of Baxi Heating, has welcomed the recent announcement of a new £10m boiler scrappage scheme for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in London.

Launched on 30 July as part of the Mayor’s Energy for Londoners programme, the scheme will provide between 30 to 40 per cent cashback to businesses when they replace older, polluting boilers, with new, cleaner heating systems such as gas/LPG condensing boilers (minimum size 70kW), heat pumps or hybrid systems.

Commenting on the announcement, Steven Evans, sales director at Potterton Commercial said: “Potterton Commercial supports the Mayor of London’s commitment to improving air quality and reducing carbon emissions. 

“London’s workplaces make up around 40 per cent of the capital’s greenhouse gas emissions and 7 per cent of its NOx emissions. However, more energy efficient heating systems can help lower emission levels and improve air quality across the city. What’s more businesses will be able to save hundreds of pounds a year on energy bills by switching from an older, inefficient heating system.

“Potterton Commercial has a range of boilers to support the scheme, with our forthcoming Sirius 3 line offering one of the lowest NOx ratings on the market. All our models are ErP compliant, highly efficient and offer a maximum modulation ratio of 9:1. With outputs of up to 250kW and cascade options, there’s an efficient boiler for every type of building and usage. 

“We know that there are thousands of SMEs that have old, inefficient boilers but not necessarily the funds to replace them. We look forward to working with local businesses and the Energy Savings Trust, who are helping to deliver the scheme, to find the most efficient and cost-effective solution for them, and in turn contribute to a cleaner environment for all.

“As decarbonisation of heat is a national objective we hope to see a staged rollout of similar schemes in other cities around the UK.”

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