A Brief Guide to Free Boiler Grants
If your home has an old inefficient boiler well overdue replacement then you could benefit from a Free Boiler Grant. Thanks to efforts to reduce the UK’s energy consumption, low-income households could get access to funding to help them improve the energy of their home.
With a Free Boiler Grant you could get a new boiler installed for free or at a heavily discounted price, and then you can start enjoying cheaper heating bills and reducing your own carbon footprint.
So, what is a Free Boiler Grant?
A Free Boiler Grant is funding to help replace your old boiler without having to stump up all the cash yourself. It’s a fact that boilers aren’t cheap to replace, but with a grant available for those on limited incomes who might otherwise struggle to replace their boiler themselves, a new boiler becomes a realistic proposition.
The grants are part of the Government’s Energy Company Obligation scheme, which aims to reduce fuel poverty and decrease carbon emissions. The grants are provided by the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers through the ECO3 Scheme, and help deliver brand new boilers to homes for free or at a fraction of the price. The scheme is open to UK homeowners who meet certain eligibility criteria, and you could take advantage, just like many others in the UK already haveIf you qualify for a grant then you could have a new boiler fitted within weeks and be enjoying energy efficient heating and reduced heating bills. And the best part of all is that any grant that you receive is free – you don’t have to pay back a thing.
Why get a boiler grant?
A new boiler brings many benefits. You’ll be able to enjoy a properly warm home and have confidence that it is costing you far less to heat your home than previously. A new boiler will be far more energy efficient than an old boiler so will offer you money saving for many years to come.
A grant enables you to get access to a free or discounted boiler that you may not have been able to afford without this financial assistance. This boiler could well save you in excess of £300 a year, all at the same time as you being far warmer in your home than you probably have been for years. Additionally, you’ll be reducing your carbon footprint and doing your bit for the environment.
How do I qualify for a grant?
Qualifying homeowners (and some tenants but not those living in council-owned property ) who claim one or more of the qualifying benefits could be entitled to a free replacement boiler grant under the Government’s ECO3 Scheme. If you qualify, then the process will be handled on your behalf by our team of professional energy advisors.
In order to be consider for a grant you must meet the following:
- Be a homeowner/private tenant (but not in local authority run social housing)
- You boiler must be 7+ years old (as newer boilers are more likely to be repairable)
- In receipt of income-related qualifying benefits (including universal credit, working tax credits, pension credits, child tax credits, income-related ESA and income-related JSA)
What qualifying benefits do I need to receive to be eligible for a Free Boiler Grant?
You are anyone in your household must be in receipt of one or more of the listed benefit types to qualify for the free boiler grant scheme:
- Child Tax Credit
- Income related Employment Support Allowance
- Income based Job Seekers Allowance
- Income Support
- Pension Guaranteed Credit (excludes Savings Credit)
- Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
- Disability Living Allowance
- Personal Independence Payment
- Attendance Allowance
- Carer’s Allowance
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits
- Ministry of Justice Benefits (administered by Veterans UK)
- War Pensions Mobility Supplement
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- Child Benefit
Don’t worry if you don’t qualify for a Free Boiler Grant; you may still be entitled to a discount on a new boiler. Additionally, some local authorities may have their own schemes through Eco Flex Grant which help those households not in receipt of means tested benefits but are living on a low income and could be considered vulnerable.
How much will a Free Boiler Grant help me save?
If you qualify for a Free Grant then you should not have to pay anything toward the cost of installing your new boiler. Once installed, your new boiler will be running far more efficiently than your old boiler.
It is estimated that some boilers older than 7 years old run at an energy efficiency level of 65%, meaning that for every £1 you spend heating your home, only 65p worth is converted into heat for your home, with 35p being wasted. By way of comparison, a new A-rated boiler would usually run at an efficiency of 90%+, meaning so much more of what you spend on energy is actually converted to heat for your home.
Over the course of a year this could mean savings on your energy bill in excess of £300. We’re sure you can think of much better ways to spend that money than wasting it heating your home with an inefficient boiler.
Are Free Boiler Grants a genuine scheme? What is the catch?
Free Boiler Grants are part of an ECO Government scheme that places the six leading energy companies under the obligation to provide the grants for replacement boilers to those who qualify. The aim is to provide help for those who might struggle to heat their homes and provide them with more energy efficient boilers that will bring them savings.
The scheme also aids the Government target of reducing the carbon footprint of households and therefore overall carbon emissions. It is a genuine scheme. If you meet the eligibility criteria and qualify for a free boiler or a discounted boiler, there are no hidden costs to you.
If you are successful in your application for a boiler grant, you will receive your new boiler, which will be installed for you along with any required pipework and heating controls. All our fees for removal, installation and aftercare for your boiler 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 for free or at a fraction of the cost.
How do I see if I qualify for a Free Boiler Grant?
If you are in receipt of any of the qualifying benefits mentioned above, just fill in your postcode to proceed to the 3-step grant application process which will confirm whether you are eligible or not for a free boiler grant.The service is completely free to use, we organise your grant and complete your installation as fully accredited and certified home heating experts.
There are many companies offering access to ECO funding. Why should I go with Free Boiler Grants?
With well over a decade of industry experience, here at Free Boiler Grants we are perfectly placed to help you get access to grants that will help you get a new boiler in your home at a fraction of the cost. We will provide you with a seamless service that includes helping you with the grant process, home assessment, boiler installation and all aftercare, all handled by us.
We have handled hundreds of applications on behalf of our customers and helped guide them through the process of replacing their boilers through the ECO funding scheme. We know the scheme inside out will keep you informed during the process so you know exactly where you are up to with your boiler grant application. Once you are approved for a grant, we carry out a home assessment and then arrange your installation.
We support each and every one of our clients in getting a boiler or insulation that will provide lasting performance and help them to save hundreds of pounds on their annual heating costs. All of our installers are trained to ensure each and every boiler is installed swiftly and reliably so that you can gain the benefits of your new boiler as soon as possible.
By dealing directly with us, and not through 3rd parties, will ensure that the whole process runs smoothly for you. We oversee all of our boiler installations and guarantee quality. All our installers are highly skilled, accredited and certified to ensure all the work we carry out is of the highest standard.
On completion of your boiler installation, our courteous engineers will clean up properly and take away any rubbish, so that the only sign they have been there will be your new boiler and a warm home! Our ongoing aftercare will ensure you are happy with your boiler and that it will continue to provide you with efficient heating and savings for many years to come.