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Grants for New Energy Efficient Boilers

Posted by: Sue Kemp on 1st December 2017

Grants for New Energy Efficient Boilers – Am I Eligible?

In the UK most households find the majority of their fuel bill goes towards providing heating and hot water. As the cost of fuel rises, having an efficient and cost effective heating system is becoming increasingly more important.

If your boiler is old then it could be worth looking in to buying a new, energy efficient one. A new boiler can help to reduce your fuel bills. In the UK the government currently funds an energy efficiency scheme that offer grants.

Energy Efficiency Scheme

In England, Scotland and Wales, boiler grants are available to those who qualify through the Energy Efficiency Scheme. UK homeowners and private tenants in the UK may be eligible for a grant to replace their old, heating system with a new energy efficient boiler. This is part of the Governments Energy Company Obligation (ECO) initiative. Energy suppliers will install a free replacement boiler in households that qualify.

The funding available depends on the estimated savings in your home, by installing a new boiler. You may be eligible for a grant to cover the whole or part cost of the replacement. The grants are available for those who are in most need. If you receive certain benefits and meet certain criteria you may be eligible for a free boiler grant. To find out visit:

Social housing tenants should talk to their housing provider if they want to improve their energy efficiency.

Government grant calculator

The government also have a calculator to see what other potential energy saving improvements could help you, this covers:

  • what kind of measures you already have (e.g. insulation or double glazing)
  • a general idea of when your home was built

For further information about the support available please visit:

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