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Central Heating grants for households on Pension Guarantee Credit

Home heating grants have become available to help households cope with boiler replacements and new central heating system costs. The government-backed heating grants are now accessible through the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) scheme. Householders who are currently in receipt of Pension Guarantee Credit can access the free grants to cover the cost of all work necessary and that they will not have to pay it back.

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Fill out our online application form for a Central Heating grant and go through a simple evaluation to see if you qualify for any government funding. Our internal grants team will then evaluate your application.

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Following your successful application, we will arrange a free, no obligation survey to ensure the maximum grant is obtained and advise you on the best products to reduce your homes energy usage.

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The installation of your chosen products will be carried out by our experienced and local engineers at a time that suits you. All of our installations are COVID safe & adhere to all government guidelines.

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Warma UK has helped thousands of customers improve their homes energy efficiency and reduce their energy bills all with the help of government funded grants. We pride ourselves on our customer service which is as efficient as the products we install! We have a network of engineers located across the UK to ensure that each install is carried out by a local and trusted engineer. This means you get the service and reliability of a national company, with the personal touch of a local trader.

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Grants available for all new boilers

The ECO4 (Energy Company Obligation 4) scheme in the UK offers grants for free boiler replacements to eligible low-income households. Launched in April 2022, the ECO4 scheme will run until March 2026, providing £1 billion of grant funding per year that does not have to be repaid. The program is part of the wider Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, which obligates larger energy suppliers to fund energy-saving measures for low-income households. To qualify for a free boiler grant under the ECO4 scheme, homeowners need to meet specific eligibility criteria, such as receiving certain benefits and having a boiler that is over 10 years old. The grants are aimed at promoting energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

Additionally, the UK government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) provides upfront capital grants of up to £7,500 to encourage the replacement of existing fossil fuel heating systems with more efficient, low carbon heating systems such as heat pumps or biomass boilers. The BUS is available to people in England and Wales and will run from April 2022 until April 2028. It is not available for new-build homes and social housing, but self-build properties are eligible.

How can homeowners receiving Pension Guarantee Credit qualify for an ECO heating grant?

The free central heating grants now made available through the ECO4 scheme can be accessed by homeowners as well as private tenants and landlords, as long as someone living at the property is in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits that ECO has listed that meet its criteria.

Pension Guarantee Credit is listed as a benefit that qualifies to receive help, so if an individual is currently receiving this support at an address, the property will be entitled to have its heating system updated through an ECO grant.

Pension Guarantee Credit is designed to effectively top up the weekly income of people who are on a low income. In order to be eligible for Pension Guarantee Credit, the person claiming must be of state pension age.

How do the free central heating grants work for those receiving Pension Guarantee Credit?

If a householder is getting Pension Guarantee Credit, they can complete an application online and book a no-obligation survey of their central heating system. Following assessment, an ECO approved installer will visit and install the new heating system. When the installation is complete, they can then reclaim the total expenses for any work carried out via the ECO scheme.

What type of boiler can qualify for a free ECO central heating grant?

The ECO4 (Energy Company Obligation 4) scheme in the UK provides free boiler replacements for eligible low-income households. To qualify for a free boiler grant under the ECO4 scheme, the following criteria typically apply:

Receipt of Qualifying Benefits: Applicants must be receiving certain benefits such as Working Tax Credit, Income-based Employment Support Allowance, Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support, or Universal Credit.

Boiler Age: The existing boiler should be over 10 years old.
Not a Condensing Boiler: The existing boiler should not be a condensing boiler.

Home Heating: The home should be heated by mains gas.

Home Ownership: The applicant should be a homeowner.

The ECO4 scheme is part of the UK government’s efforts to tackle climate change by providing eligible homeowners with free boiler replacements to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

Who is eligible for a free boiler grant?

To receive a free boiler grant, then you or someone in your home must be a recipient of one of the following benefits: 

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Applicants under the free boiler grant must satisfy the following criteria

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