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FREE Heating Scheme 2024 FAQS

Free Heating Scheme To Improve Your Home Energy Efficiency Rating !

All Your Questions Answered About The Free Heating Schemes For  2024.

You Can Apply For a Grant Too !

What Are Free Heating Schemes ?

Free Heating Schemes for the UK have been introduced by the Government  to help  people reduce their energy bills and upgrade old heating and insulate homes properly.

You Will Get Free Heating Upgrades and not Free Heating as such. There is no such thing as heating your home for free but you can get massive help to reduce your bills.

Most schemes are 100% free to benefit claimants except for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme which needs a contribution.

Who Is Eligible For The Free Heating Scheme ?

To be eligible for 1 or more of the Heating & Insulation grants on this page, you must meet the criteria below.

1-  Your  Home EPC  Is  E – F – G

2 –  You Are A Home Owner / Tenant  In Receipt Of  A Qualifying Benefi

3- You Have Old Heating / Low Insulation Levels.

 

What Free Heating Grants Are Available 2024

Free Heating - What Is The Application Process ?

The First Stage of the process is that you make an application for a grant on this page.

  1. CLICK HERE TO APPLY
  2. We Check Your Application .
  3. All Successful Grant Applications Will Be Forwarded To 1 Of Our Approved Tried & tested Install Companies
  4. They Will Take Up the Reins And Arrange The Following  : 

 

FREE HOME SURVEY

A Qualified Domestic Energy Assessor Will Visit Your Home And Check Your Existing Heating & Insulation Levels.  A New EPC Report Will Be Made Which Will Specify What Improvements Are Needed.

FREE HOME ENERGY ADVICE

Our Surveyor Will Give You Free Advice On How To Make Your Home More Efficient and Tips On Reducing Your Energy Bills.

A NEW EPC  LODGED ONLINE

An Updated EPC Will Be Available To You Online Which Will Give You An Accurate Picture Of How Efficient Your Home Is.

FREE INSULATION FITTED

Your Loft & Walls  Will Be Insulated If Needed. In Some Cases ( OFF Gas Homes ONLY  )  External Wall Insulation Will Be Fitted Too.

FREE VENTILATION PACKAGE

To Combat Any Future Mould Problems Your Home Ventilation Will Be Upgraded. Included Are Trickle Vents For Windows, Extractor Fans For Your Kitchen & Bathroom & Under door cuts.

FREE HEATING UPGRADE

Depending on your existing heating , you will receive a brand new heating system. The surveyor will explain what you are eligible for at survey.

REDUCED ENERGY BILLS

You will notice up to a 30% reduction in your heating bills post install of your free measures.

About Us

I Carlo Lega Director Of Warm Front UK has 11 years experience in Free Heating & Insulation Grants and am based in Tettenhall Wolverhampton. 

 I have been responsible for over 10 thousand free boiler replacements since the scheme started in 2013.

I check all boiler applications personally and  if I believe you are eligible I forward your details to one of our Government Approved Installers. 

If you are not eligible, your details will be binned!

FREE Heating Scheme

What Is The Warm Front Scheme / Free Heating Scheme?

The Warm Front / Free Heating Scheme  Is part of ECO 4 fourth stage of the government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme

The main goal of this fantastic free grant is to support low-income & vulnerable households to upgrade their home heating systems and insulation levels. 

This scheme will also to help the UK to reach its net zero goal by 2050.

If you are claiming a qualifying benefit , you should make an application for 1 or more of the  grants available on this site.

 

Who is entitled to free home insulation?

You will only get free insulation now if having a heating measure on the grant.

The government want everyone to improve the whole of their home with heating & insulation and so are giving extra payments to installers that improve the home Epc to the maximum.

who pays for The Free Heating Scheme

All the Energy measures on this website such are funded by all the large energy companies that are signed up to the ECO4 scheme.

In reality it is the fuel bill payer that is really paying for Eco Grants via a small levy that is placed on every fuel bill.

Is the free heating scheme legit?

Absolutely.
I have worked in these schemes for over 11 years and have made a decent living finding customers who qualify.
Loads of applications are rejected however which is why people think it is a scam.
Make an application as you have nothing to lose except 2 minutes of your time to fill out a survey.
YOU COULD BE A WINNER!

Do you have to pay back any grant?

This is grant funding meaning you won’t have to pay it back if you’re eligible.
 
It is difficult to get a grant now but we recommend you put in an application.

Can I Get A Free Heating System On a Grant?

Yes, if you are found to qualify, there are a number of free heating systems available to you.
 
  • Free Central Heating 
  • Free Heat Pump
  • Free Solar Panels

Grants eligibility - EPC Must Be Low

The Free Heating Grants Awarded Are Subject To the current home EPC rating being low.

Only EPC grade E F or G homes are now Accepted As Eligible For a Grant

VISIT OUR EPC CERTIFICATE FINDER PAGE for details on how to find your EPC ( if one is lodged )

 

How long will The Free Heating Scheme last?

Free Grant measures are set  to be delivered from the 1 April 2022  until 31 March 2026.

Which Benefits Qualify For A Grant?

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

What Boilers Grants Are Available?

Free Heating Grants For OAPs

Pensioners  in receipt of Pension Credit Please Check Out The Free Heating Upgrades Below 

FREE Heating Scheme

do I need to have ventilation measures with a grant ?

 
Warm Front Funding requires that all installers install ventilation measures with every grant.
These include mechanical ventilation such as extractor fans to the kitchen and bathrooms, trickle vents to windows, and under door cuts.
You will not get a grant if you refuse to have ventilation measures unfortunately.

Free Heating Scheme Scotland & Wales

This scheme is also available to Scottish & Wales residents.

We Have Installers That Cover Both Areas So Please Make An Application On This Page

Benefits No Longer Eligible For A Grant

  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Severe Disability Allowance
 
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • War Pensions Mobility Supplement
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
 

Not Had A Response To Your application Who do you contact?

You probably not been successful in your application if you  have not heard anything within 7 days.

Please call us on  the number at the top of our page and we will give you a free check to see if you qualify.

Are There grants 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 a grant 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 There Free heating Grants For Disabled?

All Disability Benefits and other ones too have been removed from qualifying unfortunately.

See below for a list of all the benefits that have been removed from qualifying for an Eco 4 grant

Are There Any Grants For Landlords?

As a landlord, you may be eligible for an Warm Front grant if your tenants are in receipt of qualifying benefits.

They must be deemed to be on a low income, suffer from a health condition impacted by living in a cold home or are experiencing fuel poverty.

Your property will also need to be E Rated.

Are There Any Grants For Park Homes?

NO – We have been waiting for a couple of years for Park Homes to be included in the Free Eco Grants Scheme to no avail.

It seems the Government have no interest in helping people who reside in Park Homes.

I cannot see there being any in the future too probably because of their size and minimal carbon saved by insulating these homes.

Apply For A Free Grant Here

If you are interested in a Free Grant , 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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Can you get solar panels on scheme?

 Under the ECO4 scheme, you may be eligible for free Solar Panel installation which can help you generate your own electricity and save you up to 70% on your energy bills.

Homeowners must meet income and property requirements to receive a 100 % grant for free solar panels.  In some cases a free heat pump installation is available too.

Only properties that are Off Gas and have an EPC of F or G will qualify. These properties represent the worst efficient homes which are prioritised for grant funding.

Free Solar Panels - Who Is Eligible

Homeowners must meet the usual  income and property requirements to receive  free solar panels on the ECO4 scheme.

Both solar panel grants and heat pump installations grants are available to the worst efficient homes in the UK particularly rural areas off the gas grid.

Oil heated homes and electric homes stand the best chance of being successful for Free Solar Panels.

  1. On a low-income, vulnerable and a fuel poor household.
  2. Property owner or landlord.
  3. An inefficient heating system that has a E-G energy efficiency rating.
  4. Off Gas Home  that runs entirely off electricity  / Oil  / LPG 

 

Free Heat Pumps - Who Is Eligible?

Your Home Is Heated By  ✅ Off Gas Heating  ✅ Electric  ✅Oil LPG 

Are There Free Doors And Windows?

ECO4 was originally supposed to cover 100% of the cost of double glazing as well as new doors and was initially proposed at the start of the scheme.

This has now been discontinued and there is nothing available now in this area.

Free Insulation

You need to  have electric  / Oil or LPG heating  fitted in the property

 

Are There Grants For Landlords?

As a landlord, you may be eligible for an ECO4 grant if your tenants are in receipt of qualifying benefits.

They must be deemed to be on a low income, suffer from a health condition impacted by living in a cold home or are experiencing fuel poverty.

Your property will also need to be E Rated.

Insulating homes

The scheme takes a fabric-first approach, which means it focuses on improving the building itself before installing new heating systems.

In fact, any home with an efficiency rating of ‘E’ or below will have to install loft, roof, and exterior-facing cavity wall insulation before improving any existing heating systems.

Can I get a grant for a new roof in Wales?

Grants for a new roof are usually given providing your home falls into the category of being below living standards and the occupants of a property being at serious risk. You can apply for the Home Repair Assistance Grant but it is discretionary, so there’s a chance you could apply and be turned down.

ECO4 Insulation Measures - Stop Heat Escaping.

A typical home without insulation can lose 33% of its heat through its walls and 25% through the roof?

Insulating your home properly can improve keeping the heat in and reduce heat loss.

Adding insulation to your loft, walls and floor will help you keep your home warm, wasting less energy and lowering your home’s carbon emissions

The Benefits Of Insulation

Well-insulated homes are much better for your health too.

There is no question that living in a cold home can cause health issues, and heighten pre-existing ones.

Insulating your home to the latest guidance also means that you can prevent damp, which can cause mould and mildew.

Can I get free insulation in Wales?

Yes but you will have to have your heating upgraded too.
 
Free insulation grants as a single measure have now ended in favour of a whole house approach.

Nest For Landlords Requirements

A private landlord must be registered with Rent Smart Wales and be able to provide  their registration number

  • Private landlord can refer a maximum of three properties to the Nest scheme
  •  gas safety Certificates must be valid 
  • Private tenants must have resided in the property for a minimum of six months prior to a Nest application
  • Private tenants must have a valid tenancy agreement with six months left to run,
  • Private tenants will need to show proof of residency/address to the assessor to demonstrate they have been in the property for six months prior to application (e.g. utility bill or council tax bill) and a valid tenancy agreement

Free Insulation Scotland

One of the most effective methods to increase your homes energy efficiency is to ensure you have good insulation for your walls & Loft.

As part of the Eco 4 Scheme , all heating applicants will need to have any insulation that is needed prior to any heating upgrade.

You will NOT be able to get any type of heating grant unless you have your home insulated.

That is the new rule for Eco 4. Ventilation Package is also mandatory too.

Ground Source Heat Pumps Scotland – Any Grants?

The grant for Heat Pumps Will Only Be For £7500 whether it is an air source pump or ground source.
The installation cost of a typical ground source heat pump installation in Scotland is very likely to be a minimum of £25K. Costs Include

  • GSHP to buy £10 -£12K
  • GSHP borehole cost:  £7500 per borehole
  • GSHP trenches dig & refill cost: £5000 – £6000
  • GSHP plant room pipework & fittings cost: £3000 – £4000
  • GSHP installation and commissioning cost: £6000 – £7000

Bringing the total anywhere between £25,000 – £40,000

Can I Get A Free Oil / LPG Central Heating System For Scotland

There are no grants for oil fired or LPG central heating systems at the moment unfortunately.
This is because there are extra costs involved such as a new LPG tank which itself usually costs around £1000.
The oil boiler grant scheme was discontinued back in 2017 and so if you do not have gas in the area, you will not be able to apply.

     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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