ECO new boiler & insulation grant available
Free boiler and insulation upgrade is available under the UK government ECO3 scheme if you meet the full eligibility. Funding for the ECO grant is available to qualifying homeowners for mains gas boilers in privately owned UK homes.
What is the new Boiler ECO scheme?
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) grant is a government initiative to upgrade home insulation and boilers that are 7+ years old to help reduce residential energy bills and their CO2 foot print.
The grant offers free boiler and insulation funding that doesn’t need to be paid back and is funded by UK energy companies to help tackle climate change.
Who qualifies for the new boiler ECO grant
Any permanent resident of the UK that owns their own home may apply for the free boiler and insulation grant, that meet any of the below criteria.
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- Attendance Allowance
- Carer’s Allowance
- Child Benefit (on the condition that the household’s relevant income does not exceed the amount set out in Chapter 3 of our scheme guidance)
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance
- Pension Guarantee Credit
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- Income Support
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- Mobility Supplement
- Personal Independence Payment
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Tax Credits (Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits)
- Universal Credit
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
If you do not meet any of the above criteria you still may be eligible to apply if you have a low income and the total household income does not exceed the required maximum amount. Secondly the property must be of a size that would benefit from any upgrades.
And finally if the property has a low efficiency boiler already installed.
We are an approved replacement ECO boiler installer
The new boiler and insulation ECO grant is only available to government approved installers. Plumbco Services is fully approved and we can complete the paper work on your behalf, survey your property to see if you qualify for a new A+ boiler replacement and insulation upgrade.
Why you should replace your old boiler
One of the main reasons to upgrade your boiler to a new A+ rated boiler is due to energy usage. Year on year residential energy bills have been increasing and a new A+ rated boiler can help reduce your overall bills.
Secondly, technology has now moved on leaps and bounds from the old traditional boilers which consumed large amounts of gas and can often suffer leakages of carbon monoxide.
What type of boiler would I you get under the ECO grant
Eco Condensing Boilers
Most new boilers these days are the condensing type. A-rated condensing models will see you exploit the available scrappage schemes. Modern boilers are more superior and efficient unlike traditional guzzlers as they smartly recycle heat that would be wasted.
Condensing boilers are run off gas and come in various sizes and are compact enough to fit in different sites. They also require minimum maintenance. As a result, many homeowners are switching to condensing boilers due to their practicality.
Combi boilers: Combination boilers are the most common type and are popular for running both your central heating and hot water from one unit. They don’t need a separate hot water storage cylinder or cold water feed cistern and therefore take up less space than heat only boilers. The main disadvantage is the time lag between turning on the tap, getting hot water, and limited flow rate. This boiler is most suitable for larger homes.
What insulation does the ECO scheme cover
The ECO insulation covers all types of residential insulation which includes;
- Cavity wall insulation
- Solid wall insulation
- Loft insulation
Is the ECO funding actually free
Yes, the grant is funded by all large energy suppliers and by law are required to offer the funding to all eligible applicants to help reduce UK homes energy usage and reduce energy bills, you are not required to pay anything upfront or back if you meet the full eligibility criteria.
What happens next
If you think your might quality for the new ECO boiler & insulation funding then simply call or email us using the form below. Once we have received your enquiry we will then contact you to see if you meet the grant criteria and if successful we will arrange a home survey.
How to apply for the ECO replacement boiler & insulation grant
Applying for the ECO boiler and insulation grant is actually very easy.
Simply call us or email and we will be in contact to check if your eligible for the grant.
If you meet the criteria we will then perform a home survey to check your boiler and insulation would benefit from an upgrade. If successful we will then fill out all of the paper work on your behalf.
Once approved we will then make all the necessary arrangements to replace your old boiler and upgrade the insulation.
Get in touch
Contact us to today for all your plumbing needs. Once we have received your enquiry we will be in contact as soon as possible, to discuss your requirements.