In entertainment, Boiler Room means something else in the music industry. It is a broadcasting platform for music by online streaming live recordings worldwide. Boiler Room Project is founded in 2010 by Blaise Bellville in London. The first recording was in a boiler room by Blaise Bellville, hence the name, together with Femi Adeyemi and NTS Radio’s founder Thristian Richards. From humble beginnings, the project has had hostings in at least a hundred cities worldwide, with regulars in major cities like London, New York, Sydney, Berlin, and Tokyo. While retro is a term widely used in the music scene, a ‘Retro Label’ means totally different in the Heating Industry. Recently launched by the HHIC is the ‘Retro Boiler’ scheme or efficiency labeling, encouraging reputed companies such as Glow Flow Ltd to comply in order to increase awareness on boiler efficiency.
As endorsed by Baroness Neville-Rolfe herself, government minister of the department overseeing the states’ energy, business, and industrial strategies, the government encourages the utilization of such initiative across all boiler repair companies. These big companies, like Glow Flow Ltd, are asked to comply with cooperation in making their gas, plumbing, and heating engineers assess the boilers of each home they visit and issue appropriate ‘retro boiler’ labeling. Having been aware of the efficiency of their own boilers, homeowners with very old boilers especially those twenty years and older which are still non-condensing, are then encouraged to replace.
Old non-condensing type of boilers has high operational cost. Their inefficiency brings in higher utility bills. They are also dangerous to the people living in the home it is servicing. The air quality from old boilers are poor and may be dangerous to health. Add to the long list of disadvantages is the harm contributes to the environment. Old non-condensing type of boilers has high carbon emissions. A low-class E boiler in a regular UK home emits 0.7 tonnes more carbon annually than a higher end class A boiler. With regards to gas bills, a class A boiler will generate £ 150 annual savings when compared to the higher gas bills from class E boilers. Homeowners will not be forced to replace, but with more awareness, they may be encouraged to do so.