Boiler sales in 2012 continued to decline, down 2.2% from 2011, according to the Heating and Hot water Industry Council's (HHIC) quarterly statistical analysis.
Facing this further deterioration in boiler sales, industry is hoping that the Green Deal Cashback scheme and the Energy Company Obligation will help stimulate the market in 2013.
The Green Deal scheme enables consumers to purchase energy efficient systems for their homes with reduced up-front costs, helping them to use less energy, reduce household bills and carbon emissions. The Energy Company Obligation will help vulnerable households to improve energy efficiencies and reduce energy bills. This will include the repair or replacement of broken or inefficient boilers