Figures released by the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) reportedly show that sales of domestic gas boilers have "bounced back" from the slump seen during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The HHIC says that 2021 looks set to be a record year for gas boiler sales, with year-to-date sales up 41% from 2020, with a 12-month average sales figure increasing by 14%.

Stewart Clements, Director of the HHIC, said: “Sales have certainly bounced back from 2020, and consumers are once again investing in home renovation as they see the light at the end of the dark COVID1 tunnel.”

“We expected this April to be better than last year, when sales fell off a cliff, but the whole year so far has seen a massive increase in sales. This is great news for the UK manufacturers who make the appliances, for the whole supply-chain that gets them ready for the home and for the 130,000 Gas Safe-registered installers who fit them. Finally, it is also good news for the consumer as they get new high-efficiency products in their homes, helping to keep bills down.”

“If 2021 continues this way, our UK-based industry will see a record breaking year, which is also good for the local economies in places like Preston, Hull, Worcester, and Derbyshire. Over 80% of the boilers sold are combination heat and hot water boilers, where the home has no hot water cylinder.