The system that the Netherlands has implemented will lead, with regard to the inspection issues as described in the directive, to the intended result on the basis of both a voluntary scheme and legislation. This system consists of 3 main paths.
1. Domestic buildings with an individual boiler
In the Netherlands small boilers are checked and maintained every year or every two years, depending on the type of boiler.
To stimulate the replacement of older boilers by a new energy efficient condensing boiler, a tool has been developed for consumers: ‘de Verwarmingswijzer’.
The tools gives consumers insight, based on the current installation and the current gas use, if a new and energy efficient heating system is economically viable.
For more information please go to www.verwarmingswijzer.nl (information only available in Dutch).