Warm Front Grants For Boilers / Boiler Scrappage -2022

Warm Front Grants For Boilers / Boiler Scrappage Scheme 2022


The Warm Front Free Gas Boiler Scheme Is Coming Back on July 1 2022.

Only non condensing boilers and back boilers  will be eligible for this grant.

Non Condensing  are boilers which are around 17 years old or older.

There will not be any grants to replace oil and LPG boilers on the new Eco 4 Scheme.

The last free boiler  scheme  for oil and LPG boilers  ended in 2018 with over 100,000 boilers being exchanged for free as part of the government Boiler Scrappage scheme.



Will There Be Any Warm Front Grants For LPG Boilers In The Future?

We do not anticipate any grants forthcoming in the future for both these heating sources due to the government move away from fossil fuel heating.

You may be able to apply for Solar PV or an Air Source Pump but you will probably need to pay a contribution towards it.

July 1 2022 is when the new scheme comes out, so watch this space.





Which Benefits Qualify For The Eco 4 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


Are There Insulation Grants For Oil & LPG Heated Homes?


There is a mixture of free grants for off gas homes.
See our grants page below

What is an LPG boiler and how does it work?

LPG boilers use liquid petroleum gas which is stored in an external storage tank to heat water in the central heating system.
They produce hot water which can be used to provide heating or hot water for your taps.
They are commonly found in off gas areas with park homes being a particular favourite.

Are LPG Boilers Expensive To Run ?


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LPG heating is is a lot more expensive than mains gas, but it’s a cheaper  option to installing electric heating if you are in an off gas area.
LPG boiler running costs are around 10.7p per kilowatt-hour, which means you’re looking at around £2.25  to run a 24 kW LPG combi boiler for an hour.
There are other costs too for renting tanks to hold the fuel.

 The Cost of  LPG Tank Rental

There are 2 options for fuel tanks.
 You’ll have to pay a yearly charge of around £65 if your tank is above ground.
£130 if it’s underground.

Are LPG & Oil  Boilers Being Banned in The UK?

Yes, as part of the UK government’s efforts to reach net zero carbon emissions they have announced a ban for all oil and LPG and gas boilers being fitted in new homes  in the UK by 2025.

Alternate forms of heating such as Air Source Heat Pumps, Solar PV will be favoured from this date.


What is an Oil Fired boiler and how does it work?


An oil boiler works in a very similar way to a gas boiler.

The fuel, ( oil )  is ignited in the combustion chamber and a heat exchanger warms up cold water, either from the mains in a combi system or from a cold water tank in a conventional system.

The heated water can be used in your radiators, taps and showers to provide your home with heating and hot water.


Are Oil Boilers Efficient?


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Oil is a more efficient fuel than gas.

This is because oil boilers use nearly all of the heat and additional gas that’s created from the burning of fuel, turning this into extra heating energy so there’s less wastage.

This means you’ll get a good return on every unit of energy.


Oil Vs Gas Boilers – Which Is best?


An oil boiler should reach the same efficiency as a gas boiler.

According to building regulations, oil boilers must have an energy rating of at least 86 per cent, or A+.

A condensing oil fired boiler will usually have an efficiency of 90 per cent or higher.


What Is The Difference Between Gas And Oil Boilers?


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The main difference between a gas and an oil boiler is the way the appliances store their fuel.

An oil boiler requires a tank to store the oil until it is needed, whereas a gas boiler doesn’t need to store gas because it is connected to the mains.

Oil boilers are very commonly found in rural areas and where there is no gas main.


Oil Tank Regs


The base of the tank must be strong enough to support the weight of the tank and its contents.

The tank must sit on solid ground, either concrete or paving slabs that are at least 42mm thick and that extend out at least 300mm beyond the perimeter of the tank.

If the tank is located quite close to your house, a fire wall must be positioned between the tank and your home.


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