A new survey of 1,165 people, carried out by energy retailer Love Energy Savings, has found that many households are worried they will be expected to fork out thousands to help the government reach its net zero targets by 2050.
This comes after a recent announcement that the government is planning to phase out gas boilers in the UK, forcing homeowners to switch to an alternative heat source that’s better for the environment.
How the gas boiler ban will impact UK households
As of March 2021, 87% of UK households use gas to heat their home, with 10% coming from fixed heaters and the rest coming from gas central heating. However, with a gas boiler ban looming, the majority of homes will need to implement an alternate form of heating. The boiler ban will start specifically with new build houses but is expected to be rolled out to all properties at some point in the near future.
What is the government saying?