Free Boiler Scheme 2024 – FAQs

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Free Boiler Scheme 2024 - How To Get A Free Boiler FAQs

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Your Questions Answered On The Free Boiler Scheme

What Is The Free Boiler Scheme

British Gas and All The Other Large Energy Companies are Funding This Fantastic Scheme To Help People On Benefits To Exchange Their Boiler For Free.

Over A Million Boilers Have Now Been Exchanged On The Grant Since Its Inception in 2013.  YOU MAY QUALIFY!

 

Can I Get A Free Boiler ?

Yes If You Meet The Criteria.

If you meet the Government Strict Rules On Qualification, You Will Get A Boiler 100% Free Of Charge.

Lots Of Other Goodies Available Too. SEE BELOW IF YOU QUALIFY

 

Who Qualifies For A Free Boiler ?

Free Boilers Are very Difficult To Qualify For Since The Government Changed The Eligibility Rules Last Year. See Below For a Complete List.

Your  Home EPC  Is  E – F – G

✅ You Are A Home Owner

✅ You Are In Receipt Of   A Qualifying Benefi (Or Someone Who Lives With You  Is Claiming A Benefit )

✅ You Have A Qualifying Boiler 

 

Are Oil Boilers Included On The Scheme?

Yes -You may be able to replace your oil boiler for a Free Air Source Heat Pump and have Free Solid Wall Insulation too.

You cannot have your oil boiler replaced on a like for like basis.

Please see our GRANTS FOR OIL BOILERS Page.

Are There free boilers for Not On A Benefit?

There is a scheme called LA Flex that some UK councils are signed up to which allows people to apply for the Free Boiler without having to be on a benefit. The scheme is very sparse though and your council will have its own criteria. We recommend you make an application and we will try to assist you.

What Boilers are Fitted On The Free Boiler Scheme?

Depending on your installer, there are many excellent models being fitted on this scheme.

Worcester Bosch & Ideal are the main ones.

What Warranty Do You Get ?

All boilers that are fitted as part of the Boiler Grant Scheme come with a minimum 2 Year parts & Labour Warranty.

In some cases, you will get a 5 year warranty but you need to confirm this with your installer.

In most cases , for a small fee you can pay to extend your warranty to 5 or even 10 years.

Which Benefits Qualify For The Free Boiler

You Can Apply If Some One Living With You Is Claiming A Benefit Too.

  • Pension Credit 
  •   Child Benefit  ( Income Thresholds Apply)
  •  Child & Working Tax Credits 
  • Employment & Support Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support 
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  •   Universal Credit

How To Get A Free Boiler

If you are interested in a Free Boiler , please take a short survey below to apply.

All Eligible Applicants will be contacted within 24 hours. 

All data supplied is respected in line with our privacy policy

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Why Should You Replace Your Old Boiler ?

The ECO scheme is an initiative established by the UK government and all  the country’s largest energy companies to assist vulnerable households in upgrading their old heating systems.  Gas Boilers are the most common type of heating used in the UK so the main focus is upgrading old boilers to more efficient ones.

 

How much will a new boiler save me?

An old boiler may only be operating at 65% of its efficiency.   You could literally be wasting 35p of every pound you spend on energy.    ‘A’ rated boilers  operate at around 90% + efficiency which translates into less than 10p wastage. You could save as much as £300 per year by replacing your old  boiler with an ‘A’ rated one.  ✅Save Over 30% On Your Home Heating Bills   ✅ You Get a 100% Grant so pay Nothing

✅Save Yourself £2500  ✅No more expensive boiler insurance   ✅Grant Is worth Over £5k with added insulation and ventilation

Any Free Boiler Grants Available In Scotland & Wales?

Both Scotland and Wales Are included in the free  Boiler Grant Scheme. 

We have installers that cover the whole of the UK and  You can apply on this website for both countries.

who pays for the Free Boiler Scheme

Energy Companies: ECO4 grants are funded by the major energy companies below:

  • British Gas
  • EDF Energy
  • E.ON UK
  • npower
  • Scottish and Southern Electric (SSE)
  • Scottish Power
  • Southern Electric

Does PIP qualify for a Free Boiler ?

 Unfortunately, being in receipt of PIP (Personal Independence Payment) or DLA (Disability Living Allowance) does not make you eligible for a boiler grant anymore

The Government removed all disability benefits from qualifying for the scheme last year.  It may change in the future.

How Will You Know If You Have Been Successful

All applications that have merit will usually be contacted by one of our approved installers within 48 hours of receiving your completed form application.

if you are not contacted within this time, you can assume you have been rejected.

we do try to send out an email notice of rejection to most unsuccessful applicants.

Does the boiler grant have to be repaid at a future date?

Boiler grants are 100% free and do not have to be repaid at any time in the future. You will either qualify or not.

Apply Now!

What Is Included With The Free Boiler Grant Scheme?

Most companies will fit the following to every successful application:

✔️   Free Boiler  ✔️ Thermostatic Valves For All Radiators. ✔️  Wireless Thermostat & Programmer

✔️FREE Ventilation Package ✔️FREE Loft & Cavity Wall Insulation ✔️2 Years Parts & Labour Warranty

✔️ Expert Fitting By Government Approved Installers

How long does a boiler installation take?

  • Usually a straight boiler swap on a like for like basis will take up to 8 hours
  • A Back Boiler Conversion takes around 2 Days
  • A System boiler to combi usuall y takes 1 and a half days.

How To Get A Free Boiler

If you are interested in a Free Boiler , please take a short survey below to apply.

All Eligible Applicants will be contacted within 24 hours. 

All data supplied is respected in line with our privacy policy

Why A Free Gas Boiler Replacement Scheme?

It costs from £2000  to replace boilers and people on a low income cannot afford to pay this so the  government have stepped in and are offering grants that cover the whole cost of boiler replacement.

The free boiler scheme is aimed on people on means tested benefits or very low income.

Free Gas Boiler Replacement Scheme Contact Number

If you are having difficulty applying for the Free Boiler, you can call us on  01902 753404    

 

Can you get a free boiler if you are over 60?

Free Boilers are only available to over 60s that are claiming a qualifying benefit such as Pension Credit or other .

See our list of benefits for details.

What Is An Average Boiler Replacement Cost ?

You should expect to pay from £3000 – £5000  to replace your boiler.

British Gas is a massive machine to feed and so you will pay for this.

However you will get the back up and support from a national company.

If you can afford it then you should engage British Gas to do the work.

free boiler Replacement For Disabled

 Being in receipt of PIP (Personal Independence Payment) or DLA (Disability Living Allowance) does not make you eligible for a free boiler any more.

All disability benefits were removed from qualifying for  the Eco 4 scheme in March 2022.

Please see below list for NON QUALIFYING BENEFITS.

Any Free boilers for ireland

The Free Boiler Scheme for NI has now closed to new applications.

The UK Eco 4 Scheme is not available to The Republic Of Ireland or Northern Ireland.

For details of new schemes coming out in Northern Ireland please see NI DIRECT. 

Is The Boiler Grant Scheme Open To All Age Boilers?

NO-  your boiler needs to be over 17 years old or be a back boiler. 

We are getting a lot of applicants from people trying their luck stating their boiler is older than it really is. 

We check boiler age on the Gas Safe Register which gives us an accurate date of when the boiler was actually installed.

We reject all spurious applications.

Are There Grants For New Combi Boilers ? - My existing Is A System Boiler?

If you have a system boiler fitted, depending on which installer you are allocated, you may be able to get a free conversion to a combi on the grant scheme.

  This will depend on how big a grant you are awarded which does depend on existing insulation levels and  your EPC rating. 

Is Boiler Servicing In The Grant

No.  You are responsible for the yearly servicing payment yourself.

A boiler service should cost you around £60.

Can I Apply For A Free Boiler Retrospectively

We do get some people who were not aware of the Grant For New Boiler Scheme and have purchased a new boiler privately and then found out they were entitled to the grant. They would like to see if they can claim back the price of the boiler they have paid out from the scheme retrospectively.

Unfortunately, this is not possible and you will not get anywhere by going down this route.

What happens if my application is rejected?

Many applications for a free boiler are now being rejected due to tough criteria.

You will not be eligible applying elsewhere and we suggest you look around for a good deal privately.

We usually email people who have been rejected with a reason.

Is The Free Boiler Scheme A Con?

 This scheme is not a con.

If you have applied in the past and been rejected, then you were not eligible.

I have been working on this scheme for over 11 years now and is my livelihood. Apply with confidence.

Do Back Boilers Qualify too?

A free back boiler removal grant is also available as part of the scheme.

Your old back boiler behind the fire will be converted to a combi boiler  on the wall if you are eligible.

The grant is worth over £4000!

Are There free boilers for people Not On A Benefit?

There is a scheme called LA Flex that some UK councils are signed up to which allows people to apply for the Free Boiler without having to be on a benefit. The scheme is very sparse though and your council will have its own criteria. We recommend you make an application and we will try to assist you.

Can I apply for a Free boiler grant if I am a tenant?

No.  Your landlord is responsible for your existing gas boiler and you will not be eligible to apply for a free boiler.

Private rented homes have been excluded from The Grant For A New Boiler Scheme since 2017.

Does The Boiler Have To Be Faulty To Qualify For The Free Boiler Scheme

The boiler has to be  below 85% efficiency which most non condensing boilers are. It does not necessarily have to be faulty to qualify for the free grant.

Our engineers have to do a thorough test including Energy efficiency tests, combustion and safeness tests to qualify it.

This does not apply to the Boiler Upgrade Scheme where all home owners can apply.

 

How To Get A Free Boiler

If you are interested in a Free Boiler , please take a short survey below to apply.

All Eligible Applicants will be contacted within 24 hours. 

All data supplied is respected in line with our privacy policy

British Gas Free Boiler For Pensioners

 Pensioners in receipt of Pension Credit  Can Apply for a British Gas Free Boiler

Pensioners are still subject to the same criteria regarding boiler age and home Epc Rating.

Are Free Boilers Installed By British Gas ?

No.  British Gas ( and all the other Energy Companies ) are funding the Free Boiler Scheme and other energy saving measures via a fuel levy on every bill.

All installers on this scheme have all been approved by the Government  and been given the funding to operate.

ll installs are subject to meeting strict criteria and come with a 2 year warranty as standard

Do Back Boilers Qualify For The Boiler Grant too?

A free back boiler removal  grant is also available under the British Gas Boiler Grant Scheme

This grant scheme aims to encourage the removal of outdated back boilers and promote the adoption of more energy-efficient heating systems.

Please See Our BACK BOILER REMOVAL GRANT page

Are There british gas free boilers for pensioners Not On A Benefit?

There is a scheme called LA Flex that some UK councils are signed up to which allows people to apply for the Free Boiler without having to be on a benefit. The scheme is very sparse though and your council will have its own criteria. We recommend you make an application and we will try to assist you.

Are Oil Boilers Included On The Scheme?

Yes -You may be able to replace your oil boiler for a Free Air Source Heat Pump and have Free Solid Wall Insulation too.

You cannot have your oil boiler replaced on a like for like basis.

Please see our GRANTS FOR OIL BOILERS Page.

What Boilers are Fitted On The Free Boiler Scheme?

Depending on your installer, there are many excellent models being fitted on this scheme.

Worcester & Ideal.

Does the boiler grant have to be repaid at a future date?

Boiler grants are 100% free and do not have to be repaid at any time in the future. You will either qualify or not.

Apply Now!

Why Should You Replace Your Old Boiler ?

Gas Boilers are the most common type of heating used in the UK so the main focus is upgrading old boilers to more efficient ones.

The Eco 4 Boiler scheme enables eligible households to apply for a 100% grant to replace their non condensing inefficient boilers for free.

The goal is to help these households reduce their heating bills in the long term.

All of the major energy companies are currently participating in the ECO scheme and  include British GasEDF Energy, and Npower, among others.

 

How much will a new boiler save me?

An old boiler may only be operating at 65% of its efficiency.   You could literally be wasting 35p of every pound you spend on energy.    ‘A’ rated boilers  operate at around 90% + efficiency which translates into less than 10p wastage. You could save as much as £300 per year by replacing your old  boiler with an ‘A’ rated one. 

✅Save Over 30% On Your Home Heating Bills   ✅ You Get a 100% Grant so pay Nothing

✅Save Yourself £2500  ✅No more expensive boiler insurance   ✅Grant Is worth Over £5k with added insulation and ventilation

Maximize Your Chances of Approval For A Free Boiler

Lots of free boiler applications are being rejected in 2024. Please read the following tips to maximise your chance of success in having a free boiler.

COMPLETE FORM CAREFULLY.

Make sure you complete the application form carefully. Any errors or omissions could delay the application process or result in your application being rejected.

ELIGIBILITY

Make sure you meet the eligibility criteria. The boiler scheme is at its toughest now so please make sure you are eligible before applying.

ANSWER YOUR PHONE

Many people make a free boiler  application and then are found to be uncontactable by phone or email.  Please do not apply if this is you. We only want to spend our time on GENUINE APPLICANTS.

BOILER IMAGE

If your application is accepted, you will be phoned by one of our approved installers and asked for an image of your existing boiler. This is to prove that your boiler is non condensing which is a requirement of the scheme.

DOCUMENTATION

 Make sure you have all of the required benefit documentation to hand when having the FREE BOILER SURVEY. Sometimes your benefit paperwork is needed to prove in receipt of the required benefits.

How To Get A Free Boiler

If you are interested in a Free Boiler , please take a short survey below to apply.

All Eligible Applicants will be contacted within 24 hours. 

All data supplied is respected in line with our privacy policy

Does PIP qualify for a Free Boiler ?

 Unfortunately, being in receipt of PIP (Personal Independence Payment) or DLA (Disability Living Allowance) does not make you eligible for a boiler grant anymore

The Government removed all disability benefits from qualifying for the scheme last year.  It may change in the future.

 

Any Eco Boiler Grants For Non Benefits Claimants

Non benefits claimants wishing to replace their  boiler have 2 options.

  1. Apply For The Boiler Upgrade Scheme.
  2. Check If Your Council Has A LA Flex Scheme In Operation

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is where everyone in the UK is eligible to replace their old boilers ( oil, gas , LPG ) for a Air Source Heat Pump  for around  Half Price.

The government will give you £7500 towards the cost of a new heat pump if you are upgrading from fossil fuel heating. Heat pumps will reduce your energy bills by around 30% per year and it is hoped that heat pumps will be the normal heating source in around 10 years or so.

Will the boiler come with a warranty?

Yes . You will get a full 2 year parts and labour warranty with every boiler fitted on the scheme.

How Will You Know If You Have Been Successful

All applications that have merit will usually be contacted by one of our approved installers within 48 hours of receiving your completed form application.

if you are not contacted within this time, you can assume you have been rejected.

we do try to send out an email notice of rejection to most unsuccessful applicants.

Who funds the Free Gas Boiler Replacement Scheme?

The Energy Companies Obligation Scheme (ECO) is available to help the UK to upgrade their boilers for FREE!

We will guide you through  the  Free Replacement Boiler Schemes available for 2024 and details of who is eligible and how to go about applying.

British Gas Boiler Replacement Cost ?

You should expect to pay from £3000 – £5000 for British Gas to replace your boiler.

British Gas is a massive machine to feed and so you will pay for this.

However you will get the back up and support from a national company.

If you can afford it then you should engage British Gas to do the work.

1 – The FREE boiler  scheme, was introduced in 2013.

Its aim was to help millions of fuel poor households (those who spend more than 10% of their annual income on fuel) to replace their old or faulty central heating boilers for free.

2 – Only homeowners are eligible to apply.

Since October 2017 the government have changed the rules of the scheme which now excludes the Private Rented Sector.

Landlords now have to take responsibility for their gas heating in their properties.

3 – The Free  Boiler Scheme Ends 2026.

Free Boilers are expected to be available until the Energy Company Obligation closes its doors on the scheme in Mar 2026 .

 Do not delay if you are interested in applying as the scheme can be cut short at any time.

4 – Save £300 per Year On Bills

You could save up to £300 a year if you’re replacing a G-rated boiler which are extremely inefficient

5: Benefits Needed To Apply

 You have to be on certain qualifying benefits to apply.

 Pensioners need to be in receipt of Pension Credit and people of working age need to be on means tested benefits. 

6 : The Scheme includes free ventilation & Free Insulation worth over £3000!

7. Over one million boilers have been replaced since 2013.

     Our Contact Details

            Carlo Lega Director

         Phone – 01902 753404   – 07963 243311     Email – Help@warmahomes.uk

          117 Wrottesley Road West   Wolverhampton      WV6 8UP

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