Grants for Boiler Replacement – Upgrade To a Heat Pump 2022

Grants for Boiler Replacement – Upgrade To a Heat Pump 2022


HOMEOWNERS can now access  new government grants worth £5000 to help make their property more energy efficient with regards to their current heating source.

This grant will enable many homeowners to upgrade their heating to a  more environmentally-friendly  new Air Source Heat Pump which are up to 30% cheaper to run than a conventional gas guzzling boiler.

ASHP are the way of the future and the government has committed to funding this change over for the next 5 years.




Ban Gas Boilers By 2035


To help with the government target of banning all gas boiler sales by 2035 , lots of cash incentives are being dangled in front of cash property owners to replace their old gas boilers with heat pumps  as soon as possible.

The government has allocated £450 million to dish out these grants under its new Boiler Upgrade Scheme.


These pumps provide a much greener way to heat your home – and at a lower cost too.

Carbon emissions by boilers are a major source of carbon so boilers are the main priority at the moment

Cuts in VAT and cash grants  will do lots to help the UK meet its carbon targets.


What Are Heat Pumps?



There are two types of air-source heat pumps, air-to-water systems and air-to-air systems.

They both  heat your home at a lower temperature than gas and oil boilers, so will reduce your energy bills, at a time when they are reaching record highs.

They work very similar to a domestic fridge in that it absorbs  solar heat either from the air, earth or water.

The heat pump then uses a small amount of electricity to compress this heat into a suitably high temperature – ready to be used for space heating and hot water.


How Much Do Heat Pumps Cost?

According to Energy Helpline.


Air sourced heat pumps – purchase and installation costs anywhere between £8,000 and £14,000.

Ground sourced heat pumps can cost between £15,000 and £25,000,

A Gas Boiler is typically around £2000  -£2500

It is hoped that Joe public will spend the price of a boiler to have a heat pump fitted instead which will cost him the same amount of money as the £5000 grant will go towards the cost.



How to apply for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme

free insulation
free insulation

The scheme will be open to all  domestic properties in England and Wales until 2025.

You will be able to apply for £5,000 off the cost and installation of an air source heat pump or biomass boiler.

Homeowners could also get £6,000 off the cost and installation of a ground source heat pump.

You will need to pay the difference if the pump costs more than the grant but the idea is to get the amount closer to what you would pay when installing a gas boiler.




Can All Properties Apply?

  • The property will need to have enough power to support an installation capacity of 45kWth or kilowatt thermal, which covers most homes.
  • Your property will also need to be fully insulated with loft and cavity wall insulation
  • You will need a valid energy performance certificate of a minimum rating of D

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Heat Pumps?


There is not a lot to a heat pump actually.

They work very much like a domestic fridge in reverse.   Their main job is to move or pump heat from one area to another.

This is done by using a compressor and a structure of circulation just like your fridge which has the same type of equipment.

 Heat is extracted from the external air and then it is pumped into the internal structures. 

 This blog will guide you through all the  multiple advantages and disadvantages of using heat pumps for your house.


Pros :

free insulation
free insulation

1. Lower costs of running

Heat pumps can be much cheaper compared to other systems which are usually worked by the process of  combustion.

These systems are very energy efficient and are amazing when it comes to saving energy in the long run. They should pay for themselves in around 10 years and even sooner if you are lucky enough to get the new government grant of £5000 towards it.

 If you are looking for long term savings on your bills  then go for a heat pump. 


2. Lesser maintenance

Compared to combustion heating systems, heat pumps do not require much maintenance.

You only have to check certain systems once a year.

This is to keep in check that the components are not rusted and are working properly. 


3. Better safety

When it comes to safety, heat pumps are much safer compared to combustion systems. There are very few safety concerns compared to other similar systems. 

These pumps are easier and safer to operate as they completely rely on electricity. There is no need to burn any type of fuel for the generation of heat.




4. No carbon emissions

Heat pumps are much more environmentally friendly as there are no carbon emissions compared to boilers etc.

This also means that the conversion rate of energy to heat is amazing. Higher the efficiencies, lower the carbon emissions.



1. Cost is higher


free insulation
free insulation

When it comes to upfront costs, these are much higher. yOU CAN EXPECT TO PAY MANY THOUSANDS OF £ UPFRONT TO HAVE A HEAT PUMP FITTED .  You may even be required to take out a loan for this purpose.


2. The installation process is difficult

The installation process of this system can be difficult. You do need to do your research before taking the plunge  before installing these systems.

You need to understand the heating and cooling requirements. 


3. Problems in colder weather


Heat pumps cannot reach full efficiency during colder seasons and weather. 

4. Permissions required

Home Improvement Grants 2022
Home Improvement Grants 2022


Installation of heat pumps can require you to take permission from landlords and in conservation areas from the council.

However, this will depend on the state and the size of your property.


 Our View

Heat pumps are the way forward for the future and we recommend you look into getting one fitted on the currnet grant scheme.

There is £5000 off !



Other Incentives For Energy Efficiency Measures


Cavity Insulation Removed

The Eco Scheme Offers Free Heating and insulation For all Low Income Families/ Benefits claimants.

For Non qualifying households the Chancellor Rishi is scrapping  VAT on other carbon saving measures installed in homes across Britain over the next five years.

There is now Zero VAT for

  1. Solar panels,
  2. Home insulation


Interested In A Boiler Upgrade To Heat Pump?

We will keep you on file for July 2022





Share and Enjoy !


Leave a Reply