How to Get an A-Rated Boiler Through the Free Boiler Grants Scheme

How to Get an A-Rated Boiler Through the Free Boiler Grants Scheme

Heating your home can be a bit of a financial burden considering old boilers are more expensive to run. Replacing your old boiler with a newer more efficient model can help save you a lot of money in the long run. 

Luckily, you may be able to replace your current inefficient boiler with a brand new one at no cost through the Government-backed ECO3 scheme. 

Here’s a quick guide on how to get an A-rated boiler through the free boiler grants scheme. 


What Is the Free Boiler Grants Scheme?

As a means of reducing the country’s overall energy consumption and providing easier access to proper heating systems for low-income people, the government initiated the ECO scheme in 2013.

As per the latest incarnation of the scheme – ECO3 – leading energy companies are currently obligated to provide funding for free replacement boilers for those who are qualified to receive the grants, and you could be one of those eligible households. 

This scheme is available for homeowners and tenants alike. Check the qualification requirements as you may be eligible to receive a new A-rated energy-efficient boiler totally for free, or at reduced cost.


What Are the Qualification Requirements?

Your current boiler needs to be at least 7 years old to qualify and you must be a homeowner. 

To be eligible to receive the free boiler grant, you also need to be receiving at least one of the benefits below:

  • Pension Guaranteed Credit
  • Tax Credits (Child, Working, or Universal)
  • Income Support
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Income-Related Employment Support Allowance
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • War Pensions Mobility Supplement
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Ministry of Justice Benefits
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits
  • Child Benefit


How to Check My Eligibility?

This is an easy step. All you need to do is input your postcode on our website. You’ll then need to confirm your details, including the info about any benefits you or anyone in your household is receiving. Thereafter, we’ll be able to confirm if you’re eligible or not for the grant. 

If you’re not eligible, it’s still beneficial for you to apply as you could receive a subsidised boiler. You’ll pay a fraction of the cost you’d normally pay to get a brand new boiler installed in your house. 


What Next?

If you’re qualified to receive the free boiler grant, let us handle everything for you. Free Boiler Grants have over 15-year experience in this industry. 

We’ll handle the entire process on your behalf, from organising your grant and providing home assessment to installing your boiler and aftercare.

To learn more about free boiler grants and the ECO scheme, reach out to us on 0800 046 9928.