Is It a Scam?
This home improvement grant for boilers is definitely not a scam although we do agree that it does sound too good to be true! I have been personally involved in this scheme since inception and have been responsible for the successful application of over 4000 of these boilers.
Free And Discounted Boilers?
Boilers have been fitted free of charge or heavily discounted now since April 2013. There have been over 1.5 million boilers now changed over the last 5 years as part of this grant.
Who is Paying for these boilers?
You are . There is a small levy of 1.5% on every UK household fuel bill to help fund carbon emission reducing measures that the UK has signed up for as part of a world initative to stop carbon pollution. This ECO Scheme, (The Energy Company Obligation) covers boilers & Insulation
Can everyone apply then?
Unfortunately, the funds have been prioritised for low-income households to enable them to reduce the cost of heating their homes. Hopefully it may roll out to include more people in the future.
Who Can apply For This Grant?
People who meet the benefits related criteria, with a boiler at least 6 years old are eligible., This is open to Homeowners, landlords and private tenants.
Do you have to pay anything back ?
Boiler Grants are non-repayable, so you do not have to pay any money back that you have claimed if your application is successful.
Boiler Scrappage Scheme 2021
Everything You Need To Know !
Lots of confusion as to whether the boilers are still free or not and I still get people applying on my website thinking that they do not have to pay anything.
Free boilers ended in March 2017 for all gas properties and EVERYONE now has to pay a small contribution towards having a grant boiler.
Why Is there a contribution now?
The government has reduced the amount of funding it will pay to installers who are still participating in the scheme.
This shortfall in funding means that the installers would be installing boilers at a loss.
How much is the customer contribution?
Most contributions start from £499 for a straight swap and is still a fantastic saving.
What is the full price of the boilers?
Full price of boilers fitted privately is £2299 so there is a massive saving of around £1500.
Who can apply?
People claiming low income benefits such as Tax Credits, Pension Credit etc with a boiler over 6 years old are eligible.