Boiler Grants Scheme
Boiler grants in Wigan
Boiler grants are being allocated throughout Wigan as part of a new Government boiler grant scheme.
The boiler grant scheme provides Government funding for energy-efficient, condensing boilers, which reduce carbon emissions and can save around £300 per year on gas bills. Find out if you qualify for a Boiler Grant
Boiler Grants – background
Boiler grants are available under the Government-backed Energy Company Obligation (ECO). The ECO gas boiler grant scheme is aimed at addressing fuel poverty in vulnerable sections of society across the UK. In addition the boiler grant scheme is designed to reduce the levels of carbon emissions being released into the environment by providing energy-efficient gas condensing boilers, which use less energy to heat your home and your hot water.
The free boilers also mean savings of up to £500 per year as heating bills are reduced after the boilers are installed in homes.The boilers carry an A Graded rating in terms of energy-efficiency.
Installing a new energy efficient boiler means that your central heating and hot water is heated more cheaply and uses less gas, so reduces your home energy costs. The free boilers available via the boiler grant scheme are energy efficient gas condensing boilers with an A grading according to SEDBUK, the official energy performance rating guidelines for boilers and central heating systems in the UK.
Boiler grants – energy efficiency
Energy efficient boilers are one of the main ways to cut down energy usage in the home. Up to 60% of your gas bill is spent on powering your boiler and central heating system. If your boiler is old there is a chance that you are wasting a huge chunk of your money.
The new ECO boiler grant scheme has been put in place to address energy wastage, which affects the environment, in turn causing unnecessarily high domestic energy bills.
Boiler grants – benefits and savings
Boilers account for 55 – 60 % of your annual heating / energy bills, so installing an energy efficient boiler can mean huge energy savings.
- Boiler grants help reduce the cost of energy bills meaning significant savings
- Boiler grants reduce harmful Carbon Dioxide emissions being released into the environment
- Getting a boiler grant includes an up-to-date Energy Performance Certificate for your home
- Boilers surveyed, supplied and installed free of cost meaning huge initial and annual savings
Boiler grants – annual savings
Replacing an old gas boiler with an A-rated high-efficiency condensing boiler and improving your heating controls will significantly cut your home’s carbon dioxide emissions - Energy Savings Trust
Who qualifies for a boiler grant?
The Government grant funding for new energy efficient boilers is available for those on benefits, on low income or who live in fuel poverty areas. If you meet the boiler grant qualification criteria for low income households and your existing gas boiler is not of the condensing boiler type – you can have a new, ECO friendly and energy efficient boiler installed for free, saving hundreds each year on domestic energy costs. Boiler Grants – do you qualify? >>
Condensing gas boilers
The Free boilers supplied and fitted under the energy saving scheme are gas condensing boilers. Condensing boilers are designed to heat water with high efficiency. This is achieved by using the waste heat to pre-heat the cold water as it enters the boiler.
Condensing boilers may be fueled by gas or oil and are called condensing boilers because the steam produced during combustion is condensed into water, which leaves the system via drainage.
Boiler Grant Application Process
Applying for a free boiler grant is a straightforward no hassle process and consists of the following stages
Boiler grant Application Form
The first stage of your free boiler grant application is to provide us with a few details via the boiler grant application form. This enables us to identify a domestic energy assessor in your area.
An approved and certified domestic energy assessor in your area will contact you within a day or two to arrange a survey and fill in the oiler grant application
Free Boiler Grant Survey
The energy assessor will check your boiler and assess its energy performance to see if you qualify for a boiler grant. To have a new replacement boiler installed your existing gas boiler must not be a condensing boiler. Your existing boiler must also be either over ten years old or must have a low energy efficiency rating.
The boiler survey will only take a short time. The assessor will also ask you to provide verification of your address. This will be via your mortgage statement or your tenancy lease. He will then fill in your details in the boiler grant application form.
Free Boiler Installation
If y0u qualify for a boiler grant the assessor will arrange a date for your new energy efficient boiler to be installed. Your replacement gas boiler will be installed free of charge (includes full manufacturer’s warranty). This will mean energy savings of £100′s per year - Apply for a boiler grant now