Under the Governments ECO Scheme in 2015, ECO 2, qualifying homeowners and private tenants could have their old inefficient boilers replaced completely free of charge, or heavily subsidised.
Boiler and Heating Criteria
Grants are available to pay for the replacement of inefficient boilers. The grants can be accessed by homeowners and private tenants who receive a qualifying benefit, tax credit or allowance. Grants normally cover the full cost and do not have to be paid back.
These Government-backed grants are part of the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) scheme which was introduced to support the Green Deal. Under ECO, Energy Suppliers are obliged to pay for the energy-saving improvements in households that are likely to be living in fuel poverty.
Even if you do not qualify for a grant, we can arrange for you to receive a free survey and quote from an approved installer who can help you with the related finance.
Note that there are no grants for full Central Heating systems at this time.
Qualifies for an ECO Grant?
To qualify for a grant, you must own or privately rent the property. You will need to ask the permission from the landlord if you privately rent. We cannot assist Council or Housing Association tenants unless you own more than 50% of a Housing Association property.
Someone living in the household must receive one of the benefits listed on the left below. Pension Credit and Child Tax Credit qualify without additional components and the remaining four benefits require at least one of the additional elements shown on the right.
Type of Boilers Qualify?
The efficiency of your boiler should be 86% or less, meaning it is rated C - G on the EPC or energy-efficient scale. Boilers that are over 7 year old generally fall into this category.