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Central Heating Grants For Pensioners

Your inefficient heating system or ineffective boiler could now be replaced with an A-rated option from leading manufacturers if you’re in receipt of pension credit and apply for a free boiler grant today. Providing you receive a qualifying benefit you should be entitled to free grants offered through the ECO scheme.

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Grants available for all new boilers

Grants are now being made available to assist pensioners and vulnerable householders with their heating bills and the cost of replacing outdated boilers and heating systems. The new grants are delivered through the “Affordable Warmth” element of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.

Depending on your situation, the grants can cover the whole cost of any work required and do not need to be repaid. According to ECO rulings, major utility providers like British Gas and Npower will cover the expenses to contribute to UK home improvements in energy efficiency instead.

Householders may be required to make a subsidised payment towards expenses, depending on the property type and its heating system’s energy efficiency rating.

Worcester Bosch Boiler

How do the central heating grants for pensioners work?

Grants are now being made available to assist pensioners and vulnerable householders with their heating bills and the cost of replacing outdated boilers and heating systems. The new grants are delivered through the “Affordable Warmth” element of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.

Depending on your situation, the grants can cover the whole cost of any work required and do not need to be repaid. According to ECO rulings, major utility providers like British Gas and Npower will cover the expenses to contribute to UK home improvements in energy efficiency instead.

Householders may be required to make a subsidised payment towards expenses, depending on the property type and its heating system’s energy efficiency rating.

How do you qualify for a free central heating grant for pensioners?

Grants are now being made available to assist pensioners and vulnerable householders with their heating bills and the cost of replacing outdated boilers and heating systems. The new grants are delivered through the “Affordable Warmth” element of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.

Depending on your situation, the grants can cover the whole cost of any work required and do not need to be repaid. According to ECO rulings, major utility providers like British Gas and Npower will cover the expenses to contribute to UK home improvements in energy efficiency instead.

Householders may be required to make a subsidised payment towards expenses, depending on the property type and its heating system’s energy efficiency rating.

Worcester Greenstar

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

As well as the applicant, the boiler that requires replacing must qualify as well, for a home to receive a free central heating grant via the ECO scheme.

In order to answer the established criteria, the boiler that needs replacing must be operating with an efficiency level no greater than 86 percent of its top capacity. Boilers that are operating with this standard of efficiency are typically rated from C to G, with the most efficient boiler carrying an A rating. Boilers that are around five years old or more are commonly found in this category and will meet the set criteria.

If boilers are confirmed to be damaged beyond viable repair expenses, they are also eligible for a grant as well as those with faults in functionality. Common faults in older models of boiler that could see them qualify include constantly requiring repressurising, pilot lights that won’t stay lit, models that leak water and produce considerable noise or those that are not able to provide basic central heating and hot water.

Even if a boiler has none of these issues, if it is C rated or lower for efficiency or is five years or older, it should be eligible to be replaced for free.

Apply For Your Government Backed Heating Grant

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.