What is the process to apply for the free boiler grants?
Free or heavily subsidised replacement boilers are accessible to homeowners through the ECO3 Scheme. This government-backed boiler scheme has been set up to help low-income households access home efficiency improvements to decrease the cost of heating their homes and reduce the carbon footprints. If you meet the benefits related criteria, and the age of your boiler is within the 7-year limit, then it is highly likely you will qualify for a free boiler grant.
What is the government boiler scheme?
The free boiler scheme aims to help low-income households upgrade to an energy-efficient boiler for free, or at a much lower cost. Some households may also qualify to other benefits that are created to help families reduce heating bills, including:
- Heating controls
- Solid wall insulation
- Cavity wall insulation
- Loft insulation
Old inefficient gas boilers significantly add to household expenses, but installing a brand-new energy-efficient gas boiler can help to reduce gas heating bills by anything between £100-£300 in a year.
The prime motivations for the government free boiler are to decrease the country’s carbon footprint and combat fuel poverty. To reach the targets, the six main energy suppliers have been asked to make a financial contribution towards the cost of energy efficiency measures, This is with intention of helping qualifying households reduce carbon emissions and their household energy bills through the installation of new A-rated boilers.
How do I know if I qualify for a free boiler?
The scheme is applicable for UK homeowners, and you may be able to take advantage, just like many others already have. The government boiler scheme provides a new central heating system for installing, including a central heating boiler and radiators, control panels, and associated pipework.
Under the current scheme, ECO3, your boiler must be over seven years old to qualify for a free boiler grant and boilers under seven years old are excluded. The scheme assumes that it is more cost-effective to repair the current boiler than replace it with the new one.
How to apply for a free boiler grant?
If your boiler is over the 7-year limit and you are in receipt of at least one of the qualifying benefits, then get in touch to see if you are eligible for a free boiler grant. Finding out whether you are qualified is easy. Put your postcode and confirm your details, including the details of any benefits you receive.
After filling in the info, Free Boiler Grants will, with your permission, make enquiries to check on your eligibility for a grant. Once that is confirmed, we will give you a call to arrange to come out to carry out an assessment of your property and schedule a time when we can carry out your boiler installation.
We will handle everything on your behalf, with an end-to-end service that includes everything, from organising the grant, to home assessment, installation, and aftercare, all through a single company.