Britain underestimates the Importance of its Boilers and Installers may be the Solution
- 35% of the nation don’t think a winter boiler breakdown would have a large impact on their daily lives
- The most important factor for Brits when choosing an installer is reliability (32%), followed by professionalism (21%) and price (20%)
- 85% of British households plan to keep their homes heated at over 18°C this winter
Worcester Bosch has released findings from its recent ‘boiler in a day’ research demonstrating the huge role our boilers play in our daily lives.
As we approach the colder months, the survey found that over one third (35%) of the nation aren’t aware that a winter boiler breakdown would have a large impact on their day-to-day life and are therefore downplaying the importance of our heating and hot water.
With the vast majority (85%) of Brits planning to keep their homes heated at over 18°C this winter, Worcester Bosch wants to make sure that no households go cold due to a lack of maintenance over the colder months as the nation begins its annual boiler switch-on1.
Worcester Bosch’s research found that when it comes to choosing an installer, reliability was the most important factor for customers (32%), followed by professionalism (21%) and price (20%). With these factors in mind, it’s in an installer’s best interest to ensure they are educating their customers on the best option for their home and the importance of boiler maintenance.
The survey also found that 75% of Brits typically take a warm shower or bath at least once a day, and 67% rely on the hot water to wash up their dirty dishes daily. This highlights the importance of a reliable boiler as well as an annual service to ensure it is running smoothly.
Martyn Bridges, Director of Technical Communication and Product Management at Worcester Bosch said “every year, we see more boiler breakdowns in the latter half of the year, causing a significantly longer waiting list to fix a boiler in the winter months. Installers need to use their quality and expertise to fit reliable boilers and tell their customers to get regular checks to help prevent this from happening.”
Ensuring a boiler is serviced annually, or having an extremely reliable boiler, like the Greenstar Lifestyle range by Worcester Bosch, can prevent the risk of break down, saving time and money.
We are planning to introduce an exclusive new Clean Heat Cashback Pledge to support consumers and installers alike with the transition to Bosch electrified heat pumps and hybrid systems.
We are delighted to have been honoured at the Housebuilder Awards 2023, as part of a ceremony hosted by TV personality Joel Dommett at the Intercontinental O2 in London on the 2nd of November.