Thanks for your support.I signed this petition ages ago via twitter.
It is a good idea for most businesses in my industry.
I think you will get some objections from the government because of the warmfront scheme which is in place to achieve the same things that this scheme is. There are 2 warmfront schemes, 1 is a £300 rebate scheme available to all gas safe engineers and another is £2700(think its went up) grant available to a few selected comapnies, some of which are owned by the government (SCAM).
So i imagine the argument will be that the gov't is already doing there bit on this issue.
But from a selfish perspective i think its a top idea.
Furthermore whoever told you that it would take 300 years to get your money back from a HE boiler is either mad or a cowboy.
New boilers are as efficient as 91% meaning that for every pound you spend only 9 pence is wasted. You old bosch will be between 65-80% meaning that you are wasting 20-25p from every pound.
Also as far as using the same amount of gas thats rubbish as well.
Thermostatic controls however in my opinion are just as effective as saving money as a new boiler as they reduce the amount of unneccessary usage massively if used properly.
I do think tax payers money could be better spent in other areas, but like i say as a business in the heating industry, im all for it.
You say that you think taxpayers money could be better spent in other areas. Don't forget that the government has already committed some of our money to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. So it has already cost us. They are committed to their targets!
I am saying use some of that to help fund the Scrappage scheme, as the amount of CO2 reduction will be enormous. That is in addition to other benefits like low NOx (pollution is a problem in all big cities, especially London), less energy usage, stimulate our industry and save the householder money on their energy bills.
Anyway, thanks again for your support. We have over 900 signatures now