How To Get A Free Back Boiler Removal Grant 2022
A Complete guide for The Warm Front Free Back Boiler Scheme 2022
This article takes an in-depth look at how the government’s free boiler scheme works for 2022
We will explain everything you need to know about:
- Who Is funding This Scheme
- Why this free grant is available ,
- How you qualify for a free boiler grant
- How you apply to have a free replacement boiler installed.
Who Funds The Free Back Boiler Removal Grant?
Free Boilers are funded as part of the Government Affordable Warmth Obligation to promote energy efficiency in the UK
This is a fantastic scheme set up by the UK’s ‘Big Six’ energy companies to upgrade heating and home insulation
£6bn has been allocated for this new energy efficiency scheme and will run until the end of ECO 4 in 2026.
What Is The Focus Of The Affordable Warmth Scheme
The main focus of The Affordable Warmth Obligation is to tackle fuel poverty and all the cash is directed at helping vulnerable families to lower their heating bills with heating upgrades and new insulation.
This Scheme does fund the install of replacement boilers for free / small contribution in households that cannot afford to purchase a new gas boiler.
Funding for free replacement boilers or giving a free grant towards a new boiler will be available until 2022 to all homeowners in receipt of a qualifying benefit.
Funding is very limited for the Boiler Grant Scheme so do get your application in.
How Much Does A New Back Boiler Cost?
The average cost of replacing a gas boiler on a like for like basis is usually around £2300 and anywhere up to £3000 depending on who you choose as your installer assuming no extras are needed.
It is worth your while exploring the possibility of you being eligible for a subsidised boiler from the government.
Any contributions you may have to pay will be small so our Free Boiler Grant offer is a no brainer.
Why Apply For A Free Boiler?
Old boilers lose around 40% of the heat they produce. This means that for every £1 of heating you use, 40p is wasted and you do not feel any benefit for your money.
A new A-rated energy efficiency boiler will utilise around 90% of the heat they generate so you can reduce your bills by up to £300 a year.
How Does The Government Scheme For Free Boilers Work?
As a boiler is responsible for the majority of a home’s heating bill, it makes sense to have a boiler as efficient as possible fitted.
Most people cannot afford to pay up to £2300 for a new boiler to be fitted ( average cost ) so a big ticket item like this would not be changed unless it was completely broken.
Many homes have boilers over 15 years old limping on and wasting lots of gas which is why the government have allocated funding for assisting with the cost.
Under the free boiler scheme low-income households in receipt of a qualify benefit are entitled to a Free upgrade or at the very least, it will be heavily subsidised of their old boiler to an A Rated energy-efficient boiler.
Over 90% of free boiler applications receive 80% off the cost!
Does The Boiler Grant Need To Be Paid Back ?
Householders that are eligible for free boiler grants have no obligation to pay back any instalments even if you move home.
Will You Get 100% Grant?
Because of funding restrictions in relation to the Affordable Warmth Scheme, some households may be asked to contribute towards the cost of installing a new gas boiler.
The amount of funding you will be entitled to will depend on the property type of your home. The larger the property, the larger the grant.
UPDATE – JULY 2022 – ALL BOILERS WILL BE FREE !
What Do You Get with A Boiler Grant?
Households that qualify for the boiler grant will be entitled to:
- Free energy assessment
- New gas boiler fully fitted
- New heating controls
- 2 year Warranty
- Free Insulation
Free Extras – Please do not apply if this is you!
Unfortunately there are people who try to take advantage of this very generous scheme from the government and attempt to procure various free extras from installers.
- Free relocation of the boiler
- A free larger boiler
- Free upgrade to a premium boiler
- Refusal to pay contribution if applicable
- Other Freebies.
Please do not apply if you are not a genuine customer and wish to take advantage of this already very generous scheme.
Do You Qualify for a Free Boiler?
Applicants for the free boiler replacement scheme must satisfy the following criteria:
- The existing boiler must be more than 7 years old with a fault found.
- Own your home or live with the home owner.
- Receive government benefits
When is the Free Boiler Scheme Due To End?
The current ECO free boiler grant scheme is due to end in March 2026
. It makes good sense to change your boiler while grants are available to assist you with the cost.
The government has set a budget and can pull the plug on this grant scheme at any time. Funding is limited and will end once the targets have been met.
If you qualify for a free boiler grant, you should not delay your application.
Free Boilers for Low Income Families
This scheme has been set up for all Low Income Families to enjoy.
If You Receive Universal Credit – Tax Credits – Child Benefit fill in the form below and claim your Boiler Grant Today.
Free Boilers for Pensioners
if you are aged over 60 and claim working tax credits, you will be eligible
If you are aged over 60 and receive Guaranteed Pension Credit OR savings Credit you may be entitled to apply for a free replacement boiler.
Pensioners in receipt of a standard state pension do not qualify for a free boiler.
Free Boilers for Disabled
The scheme was opened up in 2018 to include a greater number of people who were previously excluded to be eligible to apply.
Most disabled benefits have now been excluded from the scheme.
Carers Allowance – Disability Living Allowance – PIP – Attendance Allowance – all now are no longer eligible to apply.
You may be eligible under the LAD Scheme.
How To Get A Free Boiler Installed
Fill In The form below and we will contact you within 24 hours to check your eligibility.
Boiler Scrappage Scheme 2022- Is It Still Available?
The £400 boiler scrappage scheme was another government funded initiative program which gave applicants £400 cashback for replacing their old, in-efficient boilers.
This was run by The energy saving Trust who gave you a voucher that entitled you to cashback after your boiler was replaced.
You had 12 weeks to apply for the cashback or you would lose it.
The £400 scheme is now no longer available and has been superseded by a more generous scheme whereby benefits claimants can receive up to £2000 off their boiler.