Free boilers are now available in the UK via a new Government-backed boiler replacement grant scheme. The free boilers are energy efficient, condensing gas combi boilers, which will reduce the cost of powering your central heating and hot water. Find you qualify for a free boiler replacement grant? >>
Why are free boilers available?
The free boilers are available under the Government-backed Energy Company Obligation (ECO). The ECO Energy grant scheme is aimed at tackling fuel poverty in vulnerable sections of society across the UK. In addition the scheme is designed to reduce the levels of carbon emissions being released into the environment. The boilers carry an A Graded rating in terms of energy efficiency.
Many existing gas boilers are inefficient. In addition an increase in energy prices has left many in vulnerable sections of society finding it increasingly difficult to manage the cost of heating their homes. It is estimated that powering your gas boiler and central heating system for hot water makes up for 60% of the cost of domestic gas bills. Many existing boilers in homes across the UK are outdated and do not meet recommended levels of energy efficiency.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.
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 replacement scheme has been put in place to address energy wastage, which affects the environment, in turn causing unnecessarily high domestic energy bills.
Free boiler grants – benefits and savings
Boilers account for 55 – 60 % of your annual energy bills, so installing an energy efficient boiler can make a huge difference.
- Lowers the cost of energy bills meaning significant savings
- Reduces harmful Carbon Dioxide emissions being released into the environment
- Provides an up-to-date Energy Performance Certificate for your home
- Boilers surveyed, supplied and installed free of cost meaning huge initial and annual savings
Free boilers – 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 boiler replacement?
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 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. Free Boiler Replacement – 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.
Free Boiler Application Process
Free boilers – Application process
Contact – Free Boiler Application Form
The first stage of your free boiler 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 boiler survey
Free Boiler Survey
The energy assessor will check your boiler and assess its energy performance. To have a new boiler installed your existing gas boiler must not be a condensing boiler. This will only take a short time. He will also ask you to provide verification of your address. This will be via your mortgage statement or your tenancy lease.
Free Boiler Installation
The assessor will arrange a date for your new energy efficient boiler to be installed. Your free 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 free boiler now