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Sales of domestic gas boilers bounced back from the Covid downturn, according to new figures from the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC). The latest figures show 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%.
Commenting on the figures, the Director of HHIC Stewart Clements says: “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 Covid 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.”
In total, 674,063 units have been sold during the first four months of this year, compared to just 476,847 in the same period in 2020. The HHIC has also revealed that over 80% of the boilers sold are combi boilers.