I'm sure I'm not the only one who would find the cost of a new boiler prohibitive. I had to buy a new one about 8 years ago. The previous one lasted 18 years. When the new rules for CH come online in 2025 there are a few questions raised. will I still be able to get parts? Will there be the same drive to replace gas fires? I for one was extremely grateful that I hadn't changed to an electric fire when the area I live had 4 days of power cuts after storm Desmond, the gas fire was my only form of heating.
I don't have a large enough garden for ground heat pump, I've considered a small wind turbine but don't know planning requirements or whether it would be efficient enough. My house doesn't face the right direction for solar panels. My house probably wouldn't be suitable for a passivhaus refit.