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 7 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 7 years old, then you won’t qualify for the free boiler scheme. For boilers that are less than 7 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 7 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.


Should you wish to learn more please visit the GOV.UK website. The ‘Affordable Warmth’ part of the energy company’s obligations provides for Free boiler funding.

Does this apply to you?

  • Receive income related benefits?
  • Homeowner in the UK?
  • Your boiler is 7+ years old?

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Who is eligible for a grant?

If you are a homeowner living in your property, with a 7+ year old boiler and current receipt of one or more of the listed benefits, you qualify to apply.

For any further information on your eligibility, get in touch with us today.

How much will a new boiler save me?

If we consider an old boiler may only be operating at 65% of its efficiency you could literally be wasting 35p of every pound you spend on energy.

The good news is that new boilers with an ‘A’ rating can operate at around 90% + efficiency which translates into less than 10p wastage. So, you could save as much as £300 per year by replacing your old and inefficient boiler with a brand new one with an ‘A’ rating. Imagine what you could do with that money!

If you are in receipt of any of the benefits mentioned, just fill in your postcode to confirm whether you are eligible or not for a FREE boiler grant.

How is the boiler grant free?

Under the government boiler scheme, it is the leading energy companies who are under the obligation to provide the grants for replacement boilers to those who qualify.

Our fees for removal, installation and aftercare are sourced through the scheme and its grants, so you won’t have to pay out to cover our costs during the process.

This allows you to get your brand new boiler at a fraction of the cost.

What is the ECO scheme?

The Government-backed Energy Companies Obligations (ECO) scheme places an obligation on the largest energy suppliers – including npower, E.ON and British Gas, SSE, EDF and Scottish Power – to help make British households more energy efficient and help reduce their energy bills.

The ECO scheme offers free boiler grants, insulation grants, air source heat pump grants, solar panel grants & more.

By offering free grants towards new energy efficient boilers to eligible households helps reduce the cost of heating the home and contributes towards the overall drive to reduce carbon emissions. Those who benefit from the ECO scheme with a free boiler grant could save several hundred pounds on their heating each year.

Does the boiler grant have to be repaid?

Boiler grants are free and do not have to be repaid at any time. There are no hidden terms and conditions to worry about.

The scheme aims to help low income households improve their home energy efficiency and any grants are non-repayable. Those eligible for a grant will either get a free or a subsidised boiler replacement. In some cases a contribution may be required towards the cost of the new boiler, but this will be made clear from the outset, following a free assessment at your home.

How long does installation take?

We understand that many of our clients will be eager to know exactly how long it takes for their new boiler to be fully functional in their home, particularly if your current boiler has issues.

Specific schedules can vary a little depending on availability of staff and equipment in your region at a given time, but in general, it should be no more than 2-3 months from the moment you apply through to completed installation.

What type of boiler can I get fitted?

Under the ECO scheme, you can have a brand new A-rated, energy efficient combi or system boiler fitted which will have an efficiency usually in excess of 90%.

We offer a range of boilers including Baxi, Worcester Bosch, Vokera and Ideal.

Will the boiler come with a warranty?

If you receive a new boiler through a boiler grant,  your installation will be covered by the same warranty you would receive from that boiler manufacturer.

The length of any warranty varies between brand and different boiler models but would usually be anything from 2-7 years. All aftercare will also be provided as part of the service to you.

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About Free Boiler Grants

  • 100% Free Grant Application
  • UK Government Scheme
  • 60,000+ Happy Customers
  • Non-Repayable Grants
  • No Obligation
  • 2 Minute Application
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With over 15 years industry experience providing an end to end service from organising the grant, survey, installation and after care all through a single company. We pride ourselves on being a one-stop Green Deal Installer. By dealing directly with us, and not through 3rd parties, you can rest assured you will deal only with the company providing the full service.

All of our professional installers are fully trained, accredited and certified to ensure all the work we carried out is of the highest standard. Any mess or rubbish will be cleaned up our courteous engineers, the old boiler taken away and free aftercare provided to ensure your free boiler grant is providing you with efficient heating and saving you money.

For those on benefits that qualify this service is 100% free, no obligation, no hidden charges, no install fees or service charges. Apply today, it only takes 60 seconds.