How to Get a New Boiler for Free (Legally)
Recent government provisions under the Warmth Allowance have meant that many homeowners and tenants around the UK have become eligible for a free boiler replacement. There are a number of different ways that you may be able to gain access onto the free boiler scheme and have the replacement process taken care of by our heating experts.
Over the past 15 years, Free Boiler Grants have installed over 60,000 units in properties around the UK. If you’re eligible for the Government boiler scheme, we’ll handle the entire replacement process from start to finish. This involves our professionals applying for the grant on your behalf, before providing you with first-rate boiler removal and installation services. Should your new A-rated boiler require future repairs, aftercare is also covered by the free boiler scheme.
How do I get a government grant for a boiler?
The government’s Warmth Allowance has been made available in order to replace old and inefficient boilers in homes across the UK. If you’re a tenant or a homeowner who wishes to benefit from the free boiler scheme, then you must first check whether you’re eligible. Here are the 3 qualifying factors that you must meet before applying:
- You’re either a home owner or a private tenant who is living in rented accommodation.
- Your boiler is more than 5 years old.
- Any of the individuals within your household receive one or more of the following income-related benefits:
– Universal credit – Working tax credits – Pension credits
– Child tax credits – Income-related ESA – Income-related JSA
The Government boiler scheme covers a whole range of heating options, from oil boilers and electric boilers to LPG boilers. If no one within your household receives any of the above income-related benefits, then you may still qualify for some discounts on a new boiler based on some of the other information that you have given to us.
However, if your boiler is over 5 years old, then you won’t qualify for the free boiler scheme. For boilers that are less than 5 years of age, it’s usually more cost-effective to repair the current boiler rather than have it completely replaced.
What are the benefits of replacing my boiler?
Research has shown that having an old and inefficient boiler dramatically adds to your monthly heating costs. If you consider that a boiler over 5 years in age only operates at 65% of its full efficiency, then this means that 35p of every pound spent on heating the home is being wasted. Installing a new A-rated boiler which operates at 90% efficiency would drastically reduce this wastage to no more than 10p per pound.
Over the course of a year, these savings in energy costs would adds up to an average of around £300. Imagine what you could do with that! Since the free boiler scheme is completely free throughout the entire process, you’ll also get to save money on removal and installation costs, as well as any maintenance that’s needed in the future.
Who do I contact to apply?
If you believe that you may eligible for the free boiler grant scheme or any other discounts under the government’s Warmth Allowance, then it’s quick and easy to apply. Once you’ve entered your postcode into our site, then you’ll be directed to our 60-second application form to answer a few brief questions. Once we’ve been notified that you’re eligible for the Government boiler scheme, we’ll get to work securing your new A-rated boiler.
If you’d like to find out any more information about the services we offer here at Free Boiler Grants, then you can get in touch with our team today. Our team of friendly experts are at hand to advise you on beginning your application today.