Gas Boiler Scrappage Scheme 2022
Under the Governments New ECO 4 Scheme for 2022, there are new grants to replace gas boilers FREE OF CHARGE!.
Qualifying home owners can apply to have their 17 year old in-efficient boilers and back boilers replaced for a brand new condensing one.
Who Qualifies For The Gas Boiler Scrappage Scheme
The eligibility has changed for the Eco 4 boiler scrappage grant scheme.
To qualify you have to meet all of the following conditions :
- You are A HomeOwner or live with the home owner
- You receive a qualifying benefit
- Your Boiler is non condensing ( over 17 years old without a plastic pipe leading to outside ) OR
- You have a BACKBOILER fitted behind the fire
Grants For Free Boilers – Can We Help you ?
Warm Front Uk has over 9 years’ experience helping applicants with their journey to securing a new boiler on these government schemes.
I believe I have personally have arranged over 8 thousand successful boiler installations since the free boiler scheme started in 2013.
If you qualify I will do my best to get you a free boiler within 4 weeks of application.
Are These Grants Genuine?
Martin Lewis ( Money Saving Expert ) has a section on his website all about these free / part funded grants.
They are 100% genuine and are open to people on benefits or low income.
A lot of applications do fail however as the criteria is very strict but don’t let this put you off making an application.
It costs nothing to apply and you may be successful in getting thousands of £ worth of grants.
Is There Free Boiler Replacement For Pensioners ?
Pensioners are eligible for the free boiler replacement scheme if they receive Pension Credit .
Both Guarantee Credit & Saving Credit are now eligible for the boiler scheme now.
Only these 2 benefits are accepted for over 60s and pensioners.
Is There Free Back Boiler Replacement Scheme ?
There is no scheme to replace back boilers on a like for like basis. There is a back boiler removal grant where you can have your back boiler replaced for a combi boiler.
See our boiler page for details.
Which Installers Fit Free Boilers On The Scheme.
There are many government approved installers that operate on the Free Boiler Scheme.
They will all have been vetted by the government regulators and have to pass many modules in order to get access to government funding.
Naturally they will be gas safe registered too.
What Warranty Do You Get With A Government Free Boiler ?
You will get a free 2 year parts and labour warranty if you are lucky enough to qualify for the free boiler grant.
You can opt to extend this warranty to 5 years for an extra payment usually around £150.
Can Landlords Apply For The Government Boiler Replacement Scheme ?
Private tenants and landlords are not eligible to apply for the new boiler grant scheme.
The private rented sector can still apply for Free insulation and free first time central heating.
Are There Any Grants For LPG & OIL Fired Boilers 2022?
Unfortunately there are no grants to replace Oil & LPG boilers. The Free scheme for both boilers ended in 2017 and up to 40000 boilers were exchanged.
We do not anticipate their reintroduction due to the governments policy on fossil fuel heating in which all gas , oil and lpg heating will be phased out over the next 10 years or so.
Why is the Government Boiler Scheme Free?
The UK Government is attempting to help people on low income benefits with the worst efficient heating to reduce their heating bills.
Non condensing boilers and backboilers are the most expensive forms of heating and so the funding is targeted at those boilers only.
My Boiler Is 5 Years Old – Can I Get a Free Boiler?
Unfortunately, time has now run out for people with perfectly working boilers to be exchanged simply because they are free.
The government will now only replace boilers over 15 year of age and more and rightly so.
Enough perfect boilers have been scrapped over the years due to government not thinking the scheme out properly and realising that many people would take advantage of the grant.
Do You Have To Pay Towards A Grant Boiler
We anticipate that no one will need to pay a contribution towards their boiler.
However funding for the scheme has not been finalised yet and we are hoping that all property types including flats and other small ones will be eligible for 100% funding.
Watch this space.
Are Grants For New Boilers A Con ?
If you want more about the ECO boiler scheme, please visit the GOV.UK website.
There is plenty of information about Free boilers and free insulation to put your mind at rest
Which Benefits Qualify For A Free Boiler Grant?
- Child Benefit *
- Child Tax Credit
- Employment & Support Allowance
- Housing Benefit
- Income Support
- Job Seekers Allowance
- Pension Credit – Guarantee
- Pension Credit – Savings
- Universal Credit
- Working Tax Credit
Free Boiler Scheme – Who pays ?
You do .
Built in to everybody’s fuel bills is a small percentage of money ( Green Tax ) which is used to pay for energy saving measures for the UK.
Only those on low incomes can currently access this funding though in spite of every one having to fund it indirectly.
How Much Do New Boilers Cost
This depends on the type of boiler installation you need.
A typical combi boiler swap or regular/system boiler should cost no more than £1,800-£2,500.
A Back boiler conversion can be around £3,000.
What Boilers Are Fitted On The Free Scheme?
Usually Ideal Boilers are fitted on these schemes
Other makes such as Worcester and Vaillant are available at extra cost.
Can I Choose the Make Of My Free Boiler ?
If you are looking for a particular boiler we recommend you pay for it privately.
Do not look the gift horse in the mouth.
Is the £400 Boiler Scrappage Scheme Still Available?
This scheme is now no longer available.
The boiler scrappage scheme was a scheme open to all home owners and private rented (not on benefits ) to give cashback for replacing their old, in-efficient boilers.
The cashback was £400 and was very popular.
What Is The New Boiler Upgrade Scheme
This is a new scheme open to all of the UK that will give you a £5000 grant towards replacing your boiler for a new heat pump.
You will need to pay the balance anticipated to be around £2500
It is not benefits orientated and anyone can apply.
This scheme will be massively popular and starts on July 1 2022