Homeowner Boiler Grants
There are many reasons you may be considering a boiler replacement service. A new boiler can substantially reduce your bills by increasing the energy efficiency of your home. Given that your heating bills will account for around 60% of your annual energy bills, this is an enticing prospect.
However, we all worry that replacing our boiler costs money. Even knowing that there are savings to be made we can wonder if it is worth the cost. Many people don’t realise that they may be entitled to a free boiler grant for a new boiler in the Bournemouth area. We offer a boiler replacement service utilising free government boiler grants.
What homeowner boiler grants are available?
The Government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme offers free boiler grants to many homeowners as well as private tenants. If eligible, you can benefit from our boiler replacement service free of charge or with substantial cost-savings.
The purpose of the grants is to enable lower income households to reduce their utility bills while also reducing their carbon footprint. This goes towards the government’s high aims of nationwide energy efficiency improvements.
To be entitled to a homeowner boiler grant you will need to meet certain conditions:
– Your boiler must be a minimum of 5 years old (and not a condensing type). – Be in receipt of certain income-related benefits, g. tax credits, ESA, JSA or income support. – Own your own home, or be a tenant.
If eligible, you don’t need to pay the grant back at any point.
Why are the government offering free boiler grants?
This really is a scheme worth taking advantage of if you are eligible, as the government’s current standards for energy-reduction are working in your favour. While we are still part of the EU, the government is having to strive to meet very stringent energy objectives. ECO is designed to go a long way towards helping us meet those objectives.
You’re also already kind of paying for it, through your energy bills. ECO is being made possible by the Big Six energy suppliers. At the moment, a small amount of every utility bill you pay is going towards the ECO Scheme, known as the Green Tax. In return, the Big Six energy suppliers are being required to fund boiler replacement services, as well as offering improvements such as insulation to low-income homes and those who are most vulnerable.
How can I find out if I’m eligible for a boiler grant?
Firstly, the good news is that even if you aren’t eligible for an ECO homeowner boiler grant, you can still take advantage of our boiler replacement service to get a new boiler in Bournemouth or the surrounding areas without having to pay upfront. We’ll explain how in a moment.
To discover if you are eligible for a grant you’ll need to contact the Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234. Their lines are open on weekdays from 9am until 8pm. You can find out more about the boiler grants here.
What if I’m not eligible for a grant but want to get a new boiler?
If your boiler is more than 5 years old, it is generally more cost-effective and sensible to replace it rather than repair it. You’ll save on your heating bills. If you aren’t eligible for a homeowner boiler grant then at Ecosafe you can still take advantage of our boiler replacement service without having to pay out upfront.
At Ecosafe, we offer a 0% Finance Scheme for all new boilers, should you need it. This way you can spread the cost of a new boiler without being stung with high-interest rates, and you get to keep your nest egg where there are. You can get the new boiler you need, and start to make savings immediately, rather than waiting. We offer 0% finance to homeowners who aren’t eligible for a boiler grant throughout the Dorset region. So whether you’re in Bournemouth, Poole, Wimborne, Ferndown, Verwood or anywhere in between, you can still use Ecosafe’s boiler replacement service.
To find out more about eligibility for a grant, getting a new boiler or our 0% finance scheme, call us on 0333 939 0161.