Is It Worthwhile to Apply for Government Boiler Grants?
In an effort to reduce the UK’s carbon footprint and instances of fuel poverty, the government introduced the ECO scheme in 2013, offering A-rated boilers grants, efficient insulation installation, and other benefits.
Seeing as the ECO3 is currently available till March of 2022, many people are asking if it is worthwhile to apply for government boiler grants. Here, we address that question by discussing the reasons why you should apply through the free boiler grant scheme.
Why Apply for a Free Boiler Grant Scheme?
There are several benefits you can reap from by applying to the free boiler grant scheme:
Cheaper Energy Bills
Old boilers can operate at an efficiency level sometimes as low as 65%, meaning that 35p of every pound spent on heating bills would be wasted. On the other hand, A-rated boilers work at an efficiency of 90% or more, losing only 10p per pound or less.
With a modern condensing boiler, you’ll be in line for savings on your energy bills that could add up to more than £300 per year. The other positive is you’ll be contributing to decreasing carbon emissions from your household.
Free or Subsidised Instalment
Replacing your old boiler with an A-rated one can be expensive when you are having to finance it all yourself. It can often cost between £1,000 and £2,500, depending on the type of boiler you require.
With the ECO3 scheme, you potentially can get an A-rated boiler installed in your house totally for free or at a fraction of the normal price. Depending on some factors, you might be required to make a contribution to the installation.
Few Qualification Requirements
To qualifications for the grant, you must be a homeowner who is receiving one of the following income-related benefits, such as:
- Disability benefits
- Working tax credits
- Pension credits
- Veteran benefits
- Income-related JSA
- Universal credits
Please keep in mind that your boiler must be at least 7 years old to qualify for the grant.
Another thing worth noting is that landlords might qualify for the grant if they have tenants that meet the criteria. Even if you’re not qualified for the scheme, you may still be able to get a discounted boiler, potentially saving you a lot of money off of your upcoming heating bills.
You only need to enter your postcode on our website and confirm a few details about the financial benefits you or any of your household is receiving. Then, we’ll be able to confirm if you’re qualified or not.
Our job is to assist you through the necessary steps, from home assessment and paperwork to boiler instalment and post-installation care.
The process, which is entirely covered by the government grant, will ensure that you get a new energy efficient boiler installed in your house with no fuss.
Our team has over 15 years of experience in the industry of free boiler grants, so you can rest assured that we’ll help you receive your free boiler with zero fuss.
We ensure that our clients receive high-quality boiler installations and solid advice. For more information, contact us on 0800 046 9928.