The Energy Company Obligation or ECO policy puts the onus on energy companies to work with installers to provide low income and fuel poor households with more efficient heating.
If you have old inefficient electric heating and want to replace it with a more energy-efficient storage heaters and if you meet the current government criteria, obligated installers may be able to install one for free under the grant scheme. These grants are designed to benefit those on low income who have an existing, inefficient electric heating. The grants are awarded directly to obligated installers, companies that have committed to delivering the government’s ECO policy. The amount that you can get for an electric storage heater grant will depend on a wide range of different factors. Assuming you are eligible, this could include the size and type of property you live in, whether you have solid walls or cavity walls, and how well insulated your home is. Typically, the bigger energy savings you can achieve with a new installation, the higher the grant you are likely to get.