Grants For Oil Boilers- Free Upgrade To Heat Pump

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Can You Get A Grant For An Oil Boiler?

Oil Fired Boiler Replacement Grants Have Now Ended But We Have Something A Lot Better!

  You May Be Able To  Upgrade To A Heat Pump  100%  FREE!

Can You Get A Grant For An Oil Boiler?

If you have an old oil boiler and wish to replace it, please look at applying for an oil boiler grant first as you may be eligible.

The New Oil Boiler grant has been massively upgraded by the government and instead of replacing oil boilers like for like, they want you to upgrade to renewable heating.

 You can now replace your old oil boilers for a free heat pump worth over £15K.

You do need to be on benefits to qualify.  Please see criteria below.

What Is A Heat Pump

A heat pump is a new low-carbon way to heat your home. They are powered by electricity and work like a fridge in reverse.

The government are phasing out fossil fuel heating in favour of heat pumps which are more eco friendly and are also over 30% more efficient  compared to other heating systems.

They cost around £10K to install.

You May Get A Up to 100% Grant Depending On Your Circumstances.

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Who Qualifies For A Free Oil Boiler Upgrade To Heat Pump?

Oil Boiler Grant Criteria is very strict and many applications are rejected.   You Must Tick All  4 Boxes To Qualify  

Your  Home EPC  Is  E – F – G

✅ You Are A Home Owner

✅ You Are In Receipt Of  A Qualifying Benefi (Or Someone Who Lives With You  Is Claiming A Benefit )

You Have An  OIL / LPG Boiler  ( Oil Back Boilers Included)

 

How Does The Oil Boiler Grant Work?

Free Boiler Application

You Apply By Taking A  Survey On This Page.   We Check Your Application

Free Boiler Application

If Eligible,  One Of Our  Approved Install Partners Will Call You And Book Your Free Survey.

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 Your 100% FREE Heating & Insulation Is Fitted Within 21 Days

 

What Do Other People Think Of Us?

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6 reviews on
Rochelle Poulter
Rochelle Poulter
2024-02-07
This company was extremely easy to deal with. The staff I had dealings with were very helpful, especially Carlo. When there was a slight hiccup with the first installation company assigned to us, Carlo got on the case immediately and reassigned another company. The company they used were extremely professional. Overall I am very pleased with the whole process.
Dawn Mackay
Dawn Mackay
2024-02-07
Absolutely fantastic service from start to finish,Carlo was amazing arranged everything,The workman who fitted my moms boiler were so professional,kind and helpful,Liverpool lads just fantastic work ethics, just can't recommend this company enough 5 out 5 stars thank you Carlo warm front
Adam Petley
Adam Petley
2023-02-03
Another heating company in let me down and said they could not proceed with my heating conversion at the kast minute due to the fact i had a coal fired back boiler. I spoke to a few firms nobody would do it.i phoned Warm Front and spoke to Carlo, we can do that mate! 1 month later i have a new combi boiler , hot water on demand and a warm house for the first time in 13 years. I am over the moon and can't thank Carlo and his lads enough. They are true professionals who know exactly what theyre doing , very tidy and will be done before you know it. Incredible service and lovely people .Thank you so much Carlo and team. I will never forget what you have done .
Aidan C
Aidan C
2019-10-21
A very helpful service to access grant aided heating improvements. Followed up progress until new heating installed. thanks.
Keri Jones
Keri Jones
2019-10-10
Great service from Carlo who was there from start to finish helping my mother save at least £4000 on a full central heating system Carlo helped us get a very good company that was brilliant and installed the system within the week of coming to survey the job and only taking one day to install Would definitely recommend this service as when I was phoning up companies myself they either wasn’t turning up or telling us we wasn’t eligible or turning up and then hearing nothing from them again Once again 5 stars for this company

What Is Included?

Air Source Heat Pump

£12k Heat Pump

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Expert Fitting

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Free Insulation

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Free Radiators

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Oil Boiler Grant - Apply 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.

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Oil Boiler Grant - Qualifying Benefits

  •   Child Benefit  ( Income Thresholds Apply)
  •  Child & Working Tax Credits 
  •  Employment & Support Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support 
  •  Job Seekers Allowance  
  •  Pension Credit 
  •  Universal Credit
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Oil Boiler Replacement – Can I Replace An Oil Boiler For Free?

YOU CANNOT REPLACE AN OIL BOILER ON A LIKE FOR LIKE BASIS WITH THIS GRANT.

You have to upgrade to a heat pump ( if eligible) or purchase your own oil boiler. 

Can I Get A Free Heat Pump With No Benefits?

People with no benefits can apply for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS ) . This is not fully funded but you will get a grant of £7500 towards the cost.

You may have to pay up to £ 3000 yourself but it is still a good saving.

Oil Boiler Replacement -Why No Grants?

Previously, there were grants to replace oil boilers 100% free but this funding has now dried up.

The Government wish to do away with oil boilers altogether and are willing to help people replace their oil heating with renewable energy such as air source heat pumps or solar panels.

You can get a grant for LPG boilers which is exactly the same as the oil boiler grants whereby you can upgrade to  Free Air Source Heat Pump.

Any Oil Boiler Grants Scotland & Wales

Both Scotland and Wales Are included in the Oil Boiler Grant Scheme.   As both of these areas are very rural and will be off the gas grid, the government has prioritised both of these areas.

To encourage the take up of grants, both Scotland & Wales  have a 35% uplift to scores which means that installers are well rewarded for replacing oil boilers here.

Are There Oil Boiler Grants For Pensioners Available?

Yes – If you claim Pension Credit You Can Apply For The Free Heat Pump. 

Possibly Free Solar Panels Too. Some homes can have Free Solid Wall Insulation too.

What Is Included With The Oil Boiler Grant Scheme?

Most companies will fit the following to every successful application:

✔️   Air Source Heat Pump Worth Over 12K ✔️ Thermostatic Valves For All Radiators. ✔️  Wireless Thermostat & Programmer ✔️FREE Ventilation Package ✔️FREE Loft & Cavity Wall Insulation ✔️2 Years Parts & Labour Warranty ✔️ Expert Fitting By Government Approved Installers

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Are There Any Oil  Central Heating Grants.

There are no oil central heating grants for 2023. If you meet the criteria, you may be able to get your oil boiler exchanged for the air source heat pump  grant on this page, together with bigger radiators and solar panels.
Worth making an application as you may be lucky. We dont promise you will be successful though.

Are There Oil fired boiler replacement grants for Northern Ireland ?

There are no Eco 4 grants available in any part of Ireland as I write.
We are not sure why Ireland are excluded from  funding for grants.

Government Oil Boiler Scheme – Will It Return?

We say no.  The government do not wish to rely on fossil fuel heating and are pushing the UK towards renewable heating.
If you wish to replace an old boiler , we recommend you take the jump towards a brand new heat pump now while grants are available.  

Can I get a Grant To Replace My Oil Tank?

In general, your oil tank isn’t something that will become more efficient if replaced so you are extremely unlikely to get a grant to replace it.
You will have to bite the bullet and buy one yourself .

when will oil boilers be banned?

The government plans to phase-out high-carbon fossil fuel heating, in all off-gas-grid homes during the 2020s.
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 after 2025.
Oil & LPG boilers will no longer be on sale.

Oil Boiler Grant - Apply 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. Ends Jan 31 2024

Will I be able to replace my oil boiler after 2025?

You will still be able to use your oil boiler after the 2026 ban, but when it eventually stops working you will not be able to replace it on a like for like basis.


Oil boilers will not be manufactured anymore so you will  need to find a different way to heat your home.

How long do oil combi boilers last?

On average, oil boilers can last anywhere from 15 to 30 years.
However, the lifespan of your oil boiler will depend on several factors, including the quality of the boiler, how well it is maintained, and the frequency of use.
Like any appliance, regular maintenance is key to ensuring the longevity of your oil boiler.

Are Oil Boilers Expensive To Run?

As you will be aware, LPG & OIL heating are the most expensive forms of heating .
Running an oil boiler tends to cost about 25 % more as running a gas boiler.
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.
There are other costs too for renting tanks to hold the fuel.

What Alternatives To  Oil  Heating Are Available?

Lower carbon options to replace Oil Heating are: 

Ground source heat pump air source heat pumps,

Air source heat pumps

  • Solar water heating
  • Biomass boilers
  • Electric Heating

How Efficient Is An Oil Boiler?

Oil is very expensive to use as your main fuel but it is a more efficient fuel than gas or LPG.
Modern oil boilers can have efficiencies of around 85% to 95%

A new condensing oil boiler will typically have an efficiency of at least 90% while a non-condensing oil boiler will be around 85% efficient

Older oil boilers tend to be 60% to 70% efficient. Boilers decrease in efficiency as they age, so the longer you have it, the less efficient it becomes.

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.

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Any Oil Boiler Grants For Non Benefits Claimants

Non benefits claimants wishing to replace their oil boiler have 2 options.

  1. Apply For The Boiler Upgrade Scheme.
  2. Check If Your Council Has A LA Flex Scheme In Operation

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is where everyone in the UK is eligible to replace their old boilers ( oil, gas , LPG ) for a Air Source Heat Pump  for around  Half Price.

The government will give you £7500 towards the cost of a new heat pump if you are upgrading from fossil fuel heating. Heat pumps will reduce your energy bills by around 30% per year and it is hoped that heat pumps will be the normal heating source in around 10 years or so.

Will Oil-Fired Boilers Be Banned?

New oil boilers will be banned in off-grid homes in 2026.

All households will be encouraged to switch to heat pumps under government proposals.

We believe That There will be further incentives announced in the near future, with possibly the price of heat pumps being subsidised so that they cost the same as a new oil boiler.

Around 1.7 million, largely rural, households would be affected if the ban goes ahead.

Different types of oil boilers

1. Oil regular boilers

These are the oldest type of boiler, often found in large, traditional homes. Regular boilers fueled by oil take water from a cold water cistern, usually in the loft space. The central heating system then heats the water and stores it in a separate hot water cylinder.

Regular boilers are a great choice for larger homes, but they take up a lot of space with an oil tank, cistern and cylinder. Once all your hot water has been used up, you’ll have to wait for this to refill before you can use the hot water again.

2. Oil system boilers

These boilers take their water supply directly from the mains, eliminating the need for a cold water F & E tank. The water is then heated and stored in a hot water cylinder.

. Oil combi boilers

These boilers provide central heating and hot water on demand. So other than an oil tank, no additional cylinders are required. They work similarly to your standard combi boiler, other than burning oil rather than natural gas.

Oil combi boilers might be the perfect solution for small homes, but they would struggle to meet larger properties’ heating and hot water demands.

Oil Boiler Servicing

Oil Boiler Service Engineers Near Me

For a recommended list of oil boiler engineers we recommend you visit TrustA Trader.

They will have vetted all people on their list and all will have been recommended.

Oil Boiler Service here.

Why Oil Boiler Service?

As well as improving your boiler’s safety and efficiency, an annual service can help you to:

  •  Avoid expensive boiler maintenance issues.
  • Reduce the chance of breakdowns over winter.
  • Save money on your heating bills.
  • Protect your family from deadly carbon monoxide leaks.
  • Make your heating oil go further.

Does an oil boiler need to be serviced every year?

OFTEC recommends that all oil fired boilers, tanks and equipment are serviced at least once a year.
Oil is a fuel that is easily contaminated and this can have a knock on effect on the efficiency and reliability of the system.
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How much does it cost to service an oil boiler UK?

The average cost of an oil boiler service is between £80 and £140 depending on where you are based in the UK.
Ideally, your service should be carried out by an OFTEC-qualified engineer and just like a gas combi boiler should be conducted annually.

What is included in an oil boiler service?

When getting an oil boiler service you will want to know what you are paying for and to ensure that it is worth the cost, therefore the engineer will inspect your boiler to ensure it is in good condition and test the efficiency. The average oil boiler service takes about an hour.

During this time, the engineer will:

  • Ask about any problems with your boiler.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations, and visually inspect the boiler and any associated pipes (including your oil tank or supply pipe).
  • Clean the flue.
  • To check combustion, use a flue gas analyzer.
  • Check your oil tank for water.
  • For any indications of leakage, inspect the supply line.
  • Clean the boiler casing.
  • Clean the heat exchanger and  burner
  • Replace the boiler nozzle.
  • To ensure that safety systems are working properly, test them (including any thermostats or pressure relief valves).
  • To verify that the boiler is operating properly, turn it on at the end so you have your heating and hot water

After your service is completed, the engineer will provide you with an OFTEC CD/11 form that lists all the work done.

Oil Boiler Grant - Apply 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. Ends Jan 31 2024

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