Under the Governments ECO Scheme in 2016, qualifying home owners and private tenants could have their old in-efficient boilers replaced completely free of charge, or heavily subsidised. If you qualify, we can arrange for a local, approved company to contact you to complete the installation. This service is free to use.
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Free, and heavily subsidised replacement boilers are available via ECO, a Government Scheme which has been set up to help low-income households access home efficiency improvements to reduce the cost of heating their homes, and to reduce their carbon footprints. If you meet the benefits related criteria, and your current boiler is at least 5 years old (not condensing), you could qualify. It's as simple as that.
Boiler Grants are non-repayable, this means you do not have to pay any money back at any time. There are no complicated terms and conditions. If you qualify for a free boiler grant, you can have one installed along with new heating controls (where necessary). The amount of funding you get is determined by the efficiency of your home, so an energy assessment will be carried out free of charge. In some instances a small contribution may be required.
If you want to learn more about the ECO scheme, please visit the GOV.UK website. Free boilers are funded by the 'Affordable Warmth' part of the energy company obligation.
If you receive the correct combination of income-related benefits, including tax credits, income support, ESA or JSA, then you could have your old boiler replaced with a brand new A-rated boiler for little, to no cost.
As well as receiving the correct combination of benefits, your current gas boiler must be at least over 5 years old. If it is less than 5 years old, the scheme makes an assumption that is is more cost effective to repair your old boiler, than it is to have it replaced on the scheme.
Some of the benefits mean that you will qualify for a boiler grant automatically, with no other requirements. With some others you may need to have an extra qualifying component such as being responsible for a child under 16, be of a certain age etc. You can view the full criteria here.
Our interactive online application process lets you check if you qualify for a free boiler grant in less than 2 minutes. If you do, we can put you in contact with UK Government approved company who can assist you with your application.
Because we are part of the EU, the UK has been set very large targets to reduce the carbon footprint of its housing stock. ECO, or, the Energy Company Obligation plays a huge part in hitting this target. Built in to everybody's bills is a small percentage of money which is paid towards ECO, the Green Tax. This money is controlled by the Big Six energy suppliers and they are now obliged by the UK Government to fund the installation of free boilers and home insulation in to low-income households and those who are most vulnerable. If you do not currently receive benefits, and your boiler needs to be replaced, you could consider getting a boiler on finance.
By replacing your old, in-efficient boiler with a brand new, a-rated boiler you could reduce your gas bills by up to £300 per/year. Think of it like this - If your current boiler is 65% efficient, this means that for every £1 you spend on your heating, 35p is quite literally being wasted. By comparison, modern boilers are 90% + efficient. This means that a new boiler will have wastage of less than 10p for every £1 which you spend. If you receive the correct combination of benefits, you could have your old gas boiler replaced for free via the ECO boiler grant scheme.
Within minutes of applying, a local company contacted me to check my benefit details and to book my survey. Within 2 weeks, my boiler was installed.
Mr MacMichael - Shropshire
The process was hassle free and my boiler was installed to a very high standard. Very impressed and have already recommended to my family & friends.
Ms Kenyon - Walsall
Without boiler grants it would have been a very, very cold winter for me and my family. I cannot recommend the service enough.
Mrs Dolan - Peterborough
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We help qualifying home owners, private tenants and landlords to access Government backed home efficiency grants including funding for free replacement boilers, home insulation and even some renewable energy products such as free solar panels. We also assist private paying customers too, by helping them to compare solar pv quotes, get great deals on boiler finance and new boiler replacement quotes.
Because we work alongside a network of approved UK installers, we can help you to access the grants much more efficiently than others and in usual circumstances, you can expect to have a replacement boiler installed from start to finish in less than four weeks. Each installer on our network has the necessary certifications required in order to carry out the work, we regularly monitor your feedback to ensure that the highest levels of service are being achieved.
Remember, this service is 100% free to use. We do not charge you for the application, there is no obligation to proceed