News | Published on 12th May 2021

Boilers bounce back as consumers invest in home renovation

Sales of domestic gas boilers bounced back from the Covid downturn, according to new figures from the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC). Figures released today show that 2021 looks set to be a record year for gas boiler sales, with year-to-date sales up a staggering 41 per cent from 2020, with a 12-month average sales figure increasing by 14 per cent.

Commenting on the figures, the Director of HHIC Stewart Clements 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 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, which is also good for the local economies in places like Preston, Hull, Worcester and Derbyshire.”

“Over 80 per cent of the boilers sold are combination heat and hot water boilers, where the home has no hot water cylinder.”

Year-to-date sales: (Jan –April)

2020   476847 units

2021    674063 units

12-month rolling average

Ending April 2020      1545516 units

Ending April 2021      1759971 units