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Free Boiler Scheme Government -Top 3 Free Boiler Grants [2022]

Free Boiler Scheme Government

Free Boiler Scheme Government

New Boiler Grants For 2022

Are you thinking of replacing your old boiler?

You may have heard of the government funded boiler replacement schemes over the last few years and wondered if they were real and could you apply.

There are 3 schemes available for 2022  and this blog will inform you of the ins and outs and whether you will qualify.

Top 3 Government Grants For Free Boilers 2022

The top 3 grants for free boilers are:

  1. The Government Free Boiler Scheme – 100% free

  2. The Back Boiler Removal Grant – 100% Free

  3. The Boiler Upgrade Scheme – 50% Grant

The Government Free Boiler Scheme

This is to change non condensing boilers only ( boilers over 18 years old )

You need to be a home owner  (or live with the home owner )  and claiming a qualifying benefit.

You Get A Grant Of £2500!

Includes Free Fitting

Includes 5 Yr Warranty



The Back Boiler Removal Grant

This is to upgrade old back boilers behind the fire to a combi boiler.

You need to be a home owner  (or live with the home owner )  and claiming a qualifying benefit.

You Get A Grant Of £3000!

Includes Free Fitting

Includes 5 Yr Warranty


The Boiler Upgrade Scheme

This is to help you with the cost of replacing your old boiler for a Air Source Heat Pump.

You will usually get £5000 grant and have to pay around £5000 yourself towards it.

The  Boiler Upgrade Scheme which is aimed at encouraging householders to switch to low-carbon heating systems with the launch of a new £5000 grant.

This grant will assist people to switch to  more efficient heat pumps when they need to replace their boiler as the cost should be the same when taking advantage of the grant.

This scheme will help meet the UK’s net zero carbon emissions target by 2050 and should be very popular.

We anticipate that there will be strong take up as heat pumps are very efficient and will reduce heating bills by up to £300 per year.


You Get A Grant Of £5000!

Includes Free Fitting

Includes 5 Yr Warranty





Top 7 Things You Need to Know About New Boiler Grants



  • You must be on certain qualifying  benefits and live in a certain type of property to be eligible for a free boiler
  • Not everyone eligible might receive a free boiler because of limited funding for free boilers to give away
  • you can ask any of the participating companies for a free boiler—you don’t need to go through your own energy provider.
  • If you’re granted a free boiler, all fitting will be free.
  • You will receive a Free 2 year warranty with every successful application
  • You will not need to pay anything back either now or in the future.
  • You can have a free back boiler upgrade to a combi boiler.


Why Apply For A New Boiler Grant ?

✅ There Is No Catch – We Guarantee it !

✅  If Your Application Is Accepted  Your Grant Is 100% FREE

✅ You Will Reduce Your Energy Bills By Up To £300 Per Year

✅   You Will Add Lots Of Value To Your Home

✅ The Scheme Has Limited Funding – Ends Nov 30 !


Who Is Eligible To Apply For The Free Boiler Scheme?



According to Ofgem, eligibility for a boiler grant depends on your housing status and whether you receive government benefits.

Specifically, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must own your home
  • If you live in council housing, it must have an EPC rating of E, F, or G
  • You must be on a qualifying benefit
  • your boiler must be a non condensing boiler or
  • your boiler must be a back boiler.

Boilers deemed eligible for exchange need to be over 17 years old with a fault found at technical survey.

A popular fault found is that the boiler efficiency has deteriorated to under 86 %. Fair wear and tear as well as deteriation in hot water delivery is usually a good reason for replacement too..

All backboilers &  boilers over 17 years old are now eligible for this grant.

People need to be in receipt of a low income benefit as below


Which Benefits Qualify For The New Boiler Grant ?

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Free Boiler 1


  • Child tax credits
  • Working tax credits
  • Income-related ESA
  • Income-related JSA
  • Income support
  • Universal tax credits
  • Pension credits

What Is The Free  Boiler Scheme ?

The Government Free Boiler Scheme  has been made available to the whole of the UK courtesy of the Government Funded Affordable Warmth Scheme.

This scheme has been especially designed to help low-income household’s access government funding to reduce the cost of heating their homes.

As old boilers are very expensive to run , the Government has allocated millons of £ to help people change their old boilers and  convert old back boilers to a combi 100% Free Of charge.

If you want to learn more about the Free Boiler Scheme  please visit the GOV.UK website.

Why A Government Free Boiler Scheme?

The government recognises that new boilers are very expensive (Average boiler exchange price is £2300) and many people in receipt of low income benefits would not be able to afford to change their boilers without some assistance.

The Boiler grant Scheme has now been running since 2013 and over a million grant boilers have already been installed.

Hence this Free boiler grant scheme has been introduced and it has proved to be very popular with the whole of the UK. As part of the scheme, Free  Backboiler grants have been introduced as well as various insulation measures.

Are The Boilers Fully Funded?

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Free Boiler 3

In previous years the boiler grant scheme was 100 % fully funded but this was discontinued in Oct 2017.



Is There Free Boiler Replacement For Pensioners?


If  the pensioner is claiming Pension Credit, and meets all the other criteria, you can apply for the Free Boiler today.


Are The New Boiler Grants Repayable?

All Boiler Grants that are granted are non-repayable, and therefore will not have to be paid back even if you move house in the near future.

You will also be able to re-apply in your new house if the boiler in your new house and your benefit status meet the criteria.


How is my New Replacement Boiler At no Cost?

The UK has been set very large targets to reduce the carbon footprint of its housing stock by 2030.

The Energy Company Obligation has been set up to ensure the UK will hit this target.

Of course this will have to be paid for by the taxpayer and so the government have built in to everybody’s bills is a small percentage of money which is paid towards this Green Tax.

This money is controlled by the Big Six energy suppliers who are obliged to spend it on insulation and heating measures over the next 10 yrs. or so to meet the targets set.

The priority for the UK is for the more vulnerable people in society to benefit from this money first so anyone on Low Income Benefits should check if they can apply.


How Much Money Do You Save By Replacing Your Boiler?


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Free Boiler 7

By replacing your old, in-efficient or broken boiler with a brand new, A-rated boiler you could reduce your energy bills by up to £300 per/year.

Example – If your current boiler is only 65% efficient, (back boilers are notoriously inefficient) this means that for every £1 you spend on your heating, 35p is quite literally being wasted.

Modern condensing boilers are 90% + efficient so you will only waste   10p for every £1 spent on heating.


How Much Do New Boilers Cost

This depends on the type of installation you need.

A typical combi boiler swap or regular/system boiler should cost around £2000 -£2,500.

If you require a more complex conversion, your new boiler will cost you around £3,000 -£3500

What Boilers are Fitted On This Scheme?

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

The most popular models are

  • Worcester Bosch
  • Vaillant
  • Ideal Logic
  • Potterton
  • Baxi
  • Veisseman

Are There Free Boilers For Landlords?


Landlords could apply for a free boiler up until 2018 but the government put a stop to this and now landlords are no longer eligible.


Are The Boilers Guaranteed?

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.


What Is The Procedure To Apply

It is a very simple procedure to apply.  Please v fill in the simple 2 minute form.

  • When we receive the form, we immediately will contact you and confirm your eligibility.
  • We take your date of birth for data match as well as details of your existing boiler.
  • We then apply on your behalf with one of our local approved installers.
  • Our installer will contact you and book a survey usually within 7 days.
  • All being well your boiler will be fitted the following week.


Boiler Grants For Disabled

The Scheme was adjusted in October 2018 to allow people in receipt of Disabled Benefits to be able to apply for Boiler Grants and Home Insulation for the first time.

They had previously not been able to apply as disabled benefits are not means tested benefits. The government have had a change of heart and now have allowed then to be eligible.

Age Concern Boiler Grants

Elderly people usually qualify if they are in receipt of a disability benefit or Guaranteed Pension Credit.

The normal State Pension does not qualify for grant funding at the moment but the Government are looking into it for the future.


No Benefits – Can I Apply For A Boiler Grant ?

Another way of qualifying for Boiler Grants if you are not in receipt of any benefits is to approach your local council to see if they have a Local Authority Flex Scheme in place.

LA Flex Schemes allow people not on benefits to apply if they meet certain council criteria.

Look on your local council website for their statement of intent which will itemise their qualifying conditions which usually has low income elements and subject to you having a health condition.

Many councils in the UK are now taking part so do take the time to find out more.

See The La Flex Scheme for Non Benefits




When Does The Free Boiler Scheme End?

We expect the free boiler scheme to continue until Mar 2026 which is when Eco 4 is set to end. However , free boilers may  end before this due to pressure from lobbyists to switch to renewable heating at its earliest opportunity.

We advise you apply now or you may miss out if the government decide to pull the plug.


Can I Get a Free Boiler If I Live In A Flat ?

UK residents living in small houses and flats etc usually do not  qualify for a free replacement boiler, or insulation grants due to low grants awarded to these homes.

This has now changed

In the past Even if you had an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E, F, or G and qualify for a grant, installers will usually pass you by unfortunately.

Now you can apply for the grant if your boiler meets the criteria.


I’m a Pensioner. Can I Get a Free Boiler?

If you’re 60 or over and receive Pension Credit or working tax credits, you may be entitled to a free replacement boiler.

Pensioners who only receive a standard state pension don’t qualify for a free boiler grant unfortunately as this scheme is only for means tested benefits.

You may still qualify under the LA FLEX Schemes though so we recommend you try this route.


Will I Definitely Get a Free Boiler?

Unfortunately, not everyone who think they meet the eligibility criteria will receive a free boiler.

It is thought that only EPC Ratings of EFG will qualify under the new Eco 4 Scheme.

This has not been finalised so please put in your application and we will submit it.


Which Energy Companies Are Participating In the Free Boiler Scheme?

Ofgem has a list of all the energy companies which are currently participating in funding the

ECO scheme.  Please  see here.


How Does the Application Process Work?

  • You fill in a form on this page to apply
  • We assess your eligibility  based on government criteria that is in place.
  • We submit your application to a government approved installer.
  • The installer will call you to verify the boiler age. You may need to send in a picture of the boiler so that no unnecesary survey is carried out.
  • Survey is booked and carried out Proof of eligibility may be requested, such as benefits letters or your EPC rating
  • All being well your boiler will be fitted in the next 21 days or so

How Long Does the Free Boiler Application Process Take?

This depends on the company, time of year, and the number of applications. Typically, companies receive more applications during the autumn and winter as homes are colder in those months.

During busy periods, you could wait up to 10 weeks for a response.

We recommend you apply in spring or summer to beat the winter rush to have a stronger chance of speeding up the application process to heat your home for winter.

Will I Have to Pay Any Fees for the New Boiler?

No  Your boiler will be completely free of charge


Conversion To A Combi

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Free Boiler 5

If you want a conversion from a back boiler to a combi or vice versa the Grant will now cover the cost .

This is an excellent saving from the full price of £3000 +.

If you have any questions please contact us. We can send out a surveyor to assess your property.


Back Boiler Removal – Free Grants Available 2022

If you have an old Baxi Bermuda Back boiler behind the fire and have been thinking of removing it and replacing it with a combi…………This blog is for you.

People on a low income or claiming a benefit can apply for this £3000 Back Boiler Removal Grant and have a brand new combi boiler fitted for 100% FREE!

This back boiler replacement grant is only open to home owners.


Back Boiler Replacement & Removal

Here we discuss removing and replacing your gas back boiler .

After reading the information above you may decide you want to remove your back boiler and replace it with a combi boiler.

Replacing your gas back boiler can be messy and will not be the easiest of tasks. Getting behind your fireplace to remove and replace a back boiler is often going to be quite destructive work. There may be some damage to your home. In most cases, your fire mantle and at least some of the flooring will need to be removed.

When replacing your gas back boiler the whole back boiler will need to be removed. After new boiler installation, combi or conventional, you may need new pipework.


Back Boiler Replacement

You need to decide whether you should go with a new back boiler or go for an upgrade to  a combi boiler.

We recommend you have the backboiler decommissioned and upgrade to a combi boiler.


Back Boiler Removal

When upgrading to a combi, In most cases the backboiler will be decommissioned  and left in situ .

It will be completely disconnected with all pipe work rerouted.

There will be no safety issues with leaving the backboiler in the chimney breast but the gas fire will need to be disconnected.

If you wish to have the back boiler removed at the same time as your conversion to combi, we recommend you  get an all inprice for both


How Do I Apply For A Back Boiler Removal Grant?

Take a short survey by filling the form below and if you are eligible, you will be contacted within 7 days to book your free survey.


Back Boiler Replacement Cost

The cost of replacing a back boiler is between £2,500 and £4,500.

This will depend on which boiler you choose and where to install your new boiler.

Back boiler replacement costs so much because you have to thoroughly remove the back boiler and install a completely different boiler elsewhere in your home.

This involves a lot of work, especially running new pipework  for mains gas and distribution pipework too

The most popular replacement is the modern combi boiler which will give you hot water on demand.

You should expect the whole job to take 2 – 3 days.


Are Back Boilers Still Legal

Yes they are.

Newer back boilers that have been installed by a registered professional that are routinely serviced and maintained   are legal.

However, there are old back boilers that are currently in use that are currently illegal and should be replaced with a more modern boiler.

We recommend that if your back boiler is very old you have it inspected and upgrade it to a combi.



Top 9  Warm Front Grants – Heating & Insulation



Why Apply For A Warm Front Grant ?

✅ There Is No Catch – We Guarantee it !

✅  If Your Application Is Accepted  Your Grant Is 100% FREE

✅ You Will Reduce Your Energy Bills By Up To £300 Per Year

✅   You Will Add Lots Of Value To Your Home

✅ The Scheme Has Limited Funding – Ends Soon


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