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Find out about the Hot Water Association and the organisation's history.

Who are the HWA?

The Hot Water Association (HWA) is a member organisation committed to effectively promoting the concept and use of stored hot water in domestic and commercial circumstances in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. HWA’s membership accounts for nearly 100% of hot water storage devices sold in the UK.

The HWA exists to support, drive and promote the sustained growth and improvement of standards within the entire domestic hot water industry.

 

The objectives of the HWA are;

 

  • To be recognised as the leading body in domestic hot water storage and, through cooperation and partnerships
  • To support, drive and promote the sustained growth and improvement of standards within the entire domestic hot water industry
  • To engage with government at a National and European level to lobby for the interests of the hot water storage industry, to ensure a level regulatory playing field with other technologies and uphold standards of safety and efficiency in the industry
  • Promote hot water storage in all suitable circumstances and educate consumers on the inappropriate use of instantaneous water heating systems
  • Promote the highest standards of efficiency & manufacturing through the HWA charter
  • Provide a forum for the industry to discuss relevant issues and engage with other industry stakeholders

 

Click on 'Homeowners' to find out more about choosing domestic hot water storage systems.

 

You can read about the history of the HWA here.

 

What do we do?

What do we do?

  • Represent the UK residential supply chain for hot water appliances and installation
  • Support the decarbonisation of hot water in UK homes and businesses
  • Lobby & provide expert advice to government on practical solutions in support of decarbonisation policy
  • Provide technical expertise and authority across all hot water technologies
  • Provide communication and ensure understanding of technical and regulatory changes in the sector
  • Help consumer protection by encouraging best practice
  • Provide unbiased market data collection and analysis

Driving to improve standards within the domestic hot water industry