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Who Qualifies For A Boiler Grant- You Will Be Surprised!

Who Qualifies For A Boiler Grant

Who Qualifies For A Boiler Grant

Who Qualifies For A Boiler Grant – You Will Be Surprised!

To Qualify For A Free Boiler :

  • you need to own a house or living with the home owner
  • You need to have your energy supplied by one of the six major energy companies (EON, Npower, SSE, EDF, and Scottish Power)
  • You or another member of your household need to be claiming benefits.
  • Your current boiler needs to be at least 17 years old, and considered energy inefficient or you have a backboiler fitted.

How Does The Government Scheme For Free Boilers Work?

As a boiler is responsible for the majority of a home’s heating bill, it makes sense to have a boiler as efficient as possible fitted.

Most people cannot afford to pay up to £2300 for a new boiler to be fitted ( average cost ) so a big ticket item like this  would not be changed unless it was completely broken.
Many homes have boilers over 15 years old limping on and wasting lots of gas which is why the government have allocated funding for assisting with the cost.
Under the free boiler scheme low-income households in receipt of a qualify benefit are entitled to a Free upgrade  to an A Rated energy-efficient boiler.

Why A Government Boiler Grant Scheme?

The government recognises that new boilers are very expensive (Average boiler exchange price is £2300) and many people in receipt of low income benefits would not be able to afford to change their boilers without some assistance.

The Boiler grant Scheme has now been running since 2013 and over a million grant boilers have already been installed.

Hence this Free boiler grant scheme has been introduced and it has proved to be very popular with the whole of the UK.

If you want to learn more about the  Boiler Grant Scheme please visit the GOV.UK website.

 

Which Benefits Qualify For The Free Boiler Grant ?

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People need to be in receipt of a low income benefit   See List Below For Details

  • Child tax credits
  • Working tax credits
  • Income-related ESA
  • Income-related JSA
  • Income support
  • Universal tax credits
  • Pension credits

 

 Why Apply For The Free Boiler Scheme?

Older boilers are much less efficient than modern condensing boilers.

They can be up to 30% more inefficient so more than a third  of the energy you pay for is going to waste rather than heating your home.

The energy efficiency of boilers over 20 years old can be as low as 60% – which is a G rating.

That means upgrading an old boiler to a newer, more efficient model is a great way of saving money.

And because more energy efficiency means lower CO2 emissions, you are helping the planet too !

A new A-rated energy efficiency boiler will utilise around 90% of the heat they generate so you can reduce your bills by up to £300 a year.

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 What Do You Get With A Boiler Grant?

Households that qualify for the boiler grant will be entitled to:

  • Free energy assessment
  • New gas boiler fully fitted
  • New heating controls
  • 2 year Warranty
  • Free Insulation

Does The Boiler Grant Need To Be Paid Back ?

Householders that are eligible for free boiler grants have no obligation to pay back any instalments even if you move home.

 

 

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Are There Free Boilers for Pensioners ?

if you are aged over 60 and claim working tax credits, you will be eligible If you are aged over 60 and receive Guaranteed Pension Credit OR  savings Credit you may be entitled to apply for a free replacement boiler.

Pensioners in receipt of a standard state pension do not qualify for a free boiler.

 

 

How is my New Replacement Boiler at no Cost?

The UK has been set very large targets to reduce the carbon footprint of its housing stock by 2030.

The Energy Company Obligation has been set up to ensure the UK will hit this target. Of course this will have to be paid for by the taxpayer and so the government have built in to everybody’s bills is a small percentage of money which is paid towards this Green Tax.

This money is controlled by the Big Six energy suppliers who are obliged to spend it on insulation and heating measures over the next 10 yrs. or so to meet the targets set.

The priority for the UK is for the more vulnerable people in society to benefit from this money first so anyone on Low Income Benefits should check if they can apply.

 

What Boilers are Fitted On This Scheme?

Depending on your installer, there are many excellent models being fitted on this scheme.

All boilers that are fitted as part of the Boiler Grant Scheme come with a minimum 2 Year parts & Labour Warranty.

In some cases, you will get a 5 year warranty but you need to confirm this with your installer.

In most cases , for a small fee you can pay to extend your warranty to 5 or even 10 years.

The most popular models are

  • Worcester Bosch
  • Vaillant
  • Ideal Logic
  • Potterton
  • Baxi
  • Veisseman

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When is the Free Boiler Scheme Due To End?

The current ECO free boiler grant scheme is due to end in March 2026 .

It makes good sense to change your boiler while grants are available to assist you with the cost. The government has set a budget and can pull the plug on this grant scheme at any time.

Funding is limited and will end once the targets have been met. If you qualify for a free boiler grant, you should not delay your application.

 

What Is The Procedure To Apply

It is a very simple procedure to apply.  Please fill in the simple 2 minute form.

  • When we receive the form, we immediately will contact you and confirm your eligibility.
  • We take your date of birth for data match as well as details of your existing boiler.
  • We then apply on your behalf with one of our local approved installers.
  • Our installer will contact you and book a survey usually within 7 days.
  • All being well your boiler will be fitted the following week.

How Much Does A New Boiler Cost?

The average cost of replacing a gas boiler on a like for like basis is usually around £2300  and anywhere up to £3000 depending on who you choose as your installer assuming no extras are needed.
It is worth your while exploring the possibility of you being eligible for a subsidised boiler from the government.

This depends on the type of installation you need.

A typical combi boiler swap or regular/system boiler should cost around £2000 -£2,500. If you require a more complex conversion, your new boiler will cost you around £3,000 -£3500

Any contributions you may have to pay will be small so our Free Boiler Grant offer is a no brainer.

 No Benefits – Can I Apply For A Boiler Grant ?

Another way of qualifying for Boiler Grants if you are not in receipt of any benefits is to approach your local council to see if they have a Local Authority Flex Scheme in place.

LA Flex Schemes allow people not on benefits to apply if they meet certain council criteria. Look on your local council website for their statement of intent which will itemise their qualifying conditions which usually has low income elements and subject to you having a health condition.

Many councils in the UK are now taking part so do take the time to find out more.

 

See The La Flex Scheme for Non Benefits 

 

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