Free Boilers - Free Boiler Grant Scheme

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Government free boiler grant scheme

Free boilers are available for pensioners & people on benefits via the Government boiler grant scheme. To qualify for a free boiler grant you must be a home owner, tenant or landlord. Your existing gas boiler must also be more than 5 years old, and have an efficiency rating between C & G.

You may qualify for a free boiler if you claim certain benefits or are on a low income. Your boiler must be old or unable to heat your property efficiently to make fitting a free boiler worthwhile.

Use our easy online application process to see if you qualify for a free boiler.

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Free boilers are being installed in homes across the UK as part of a Government energy-efficiency grant scheme - the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO).

Boiler grants are designed to help low-income families and those living in "fuel poverty" meet the cost of heating their homes by providing financial assistance to cover the cost of installing a new gas boiler. This means that pensioners, many single parents and those on benefits can take advantage of the scheme and benefit from cheaper heating bills.

Many existing central heating systems function below recommended efficiency levels. so a scheme has been introduced by the Government (funded by the UK's "Big Six" utility companies - British Gas, NPower, EDF Energy, EON, SSE & Scottish Power) to replace them with A-rated condensing gas boilers free of charge . This type of boiler heats your water more efficiently.

Replacement boiler grant eligibility

If you claim the correct combination of benefits or tax credits, (which includes ESA, Income Support , JSA, Tax Credits & pension credits) you may qualify for a new A-rated gas boiler to be installed either free of charge or heavily subsidised depending on which type of property you live in.

In addition to the correct benefits your existing boiler must be over 5 years old or function below the recommended efficiency level. The full boiler grant qualification criteria can be found here - Boiler grant criteria.
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Free Boilers for Pensioners

Free Boilers for Pensioners

Grants are still available for pensioners & elderly people who receive State Pension Credits & people who are over 60 years old and receive Working Tax Credits. More Info > free boilers for pensioners.

Free boiler grants for people on benefits

Many low-income families who are in receipt of benefits, Working Tax Credits & Child Tax Credits can take advantage of the Government ECO grant scheme.

ECO boilers grants are means tested and you may need a combination of benefits with low earnings to qualify. More Info > Free boiler for people on benefits.

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Benefits & Savings

Installing a new boiler can mean initial savings of around £2500 – £3000 . In addition you can make annual savings of up to £570 due to a reduction in your gas bills. More info.
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In Autumn 2013, as part of a drive by the Government to reduce energy bills, the UK utility companies were urged to reduce their customers' domestic fuel bills by £50. As a result a lot of the funding set aside for the ECO boiler grant scheme was used up.

In addition many of the "big six" energy companies met their free ECO boiler targets early. The result of this is that fewer companies have grant funding available than before so it is more difficult to find installers who can install free gas boilers.

However there are still Government ECO grants available although the property restrictions are stricter. In order to qualify your home must be viable in terms of energy savings. For example a detached house uses more energy than a flat so it is more viable to install a new heating system.
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How to apply for a boiler grant
Free Boilers are available throughout England, Scotland & Wales. To apply for a replacement boiler grant submit your details via our Government ECO grant form.

We will pass your details on to a recommended & approved local heating installer.

The installer will arrange an appointment at your home with an energy assessor. He / she will check to see how old your boiler is and assess its efficiency rating. The energy assessor will also check your eligibility for a grant.

Boilers are installed free of charge by a certified local heating / gas engineer and will include a manufacturer's warranty etc.

Your boiler will be one from of the well known boiler manufacturers - Vaillant, Baxi, Ideal or Worcester Bosch etc. Your installer will advise you on your choices and the finer details of the boiler installation etc.

All free boilers are fitted by registered Gas Safe Heating / Boiler Installers.

Free boilers and boiler flexible finance plans are available throughout the UK

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Free-boilers.org.uk have helped thousands of people in the UK reap the economic and environmental benefits of upgrading to a new condensing gas boiler.

The cost of a new boiler installation can be expensive but the good news is that people who may less able to pay for a new central heating system are able to meet the cost with a Government heating grant or one of the many boiler replacement flexible finance plans currently on offer from the utility companies and the UK gas boiler manufacturers.

The ECO free boilers scheme is part of an international drive to improve our carbon footprint and help reduce the amount of Carbon Dioxide emissions we pump into the environment.

Additional home energy grants

Free non-repayable grants for loft & cavity wall insulation can still be claimed via the ECO scheme. Home insulation acts as a protective barrier from the cold and helps maintain a comfortable room temperature.

A new boiler with heating controls & effective insulation can mean annual savings of over £700.

Landlords & Private Tenants
Landlords can take advantage of free boiler grants to replace boilers in unlimited properties. Providing the existing boiler & property meets the correct grant criteria, and a tenant claims the correct combination of benefits or tax credits.

More information about free boilers for landlords and tenants can be found here - Free boiler scheme for landlords & tenants.
Testimonials
"When I first heard about the Government energy grant scheme I was a bit dubious. Like many people would I thought that a new boiler and insulation worth £3000 completely free of charge was too good to be true."

"Hovever I applied for a grant and found out that I qualified for a free Government heating & insulation grant because I received Pension Credits. I can vouch that the whole process was easy with no hassle. The gas engineer who installed my new combi boiler were very helpful and answered any questions I asked."
"I feel that my central heating is now functioning correctly and I am not throwing money away. I am looking forward to seeing a reduction on my gas bill this winter. I can't thank you enough." - Paula, London.
"I had a free boiler installed via the Government grant scheme and would advise anyone to take advantage of the grant scheme. I noticed substantial savings on my gas bills immediately" -
Linda G, Scotland.
Boiler Efficiency Ratings
In the UK central heating gas boilers are rated A-G according to energy performance.

Boiler efficiency contributes to the overall energy performance of your property and is included in any Energy Performance Report (EPC).

By replacing your old boiler you can lower your energy bills substantially each year and improve your Carbon Footprint - Find out more. Boiler EPC

 Boiler Efficiency

Combination gas boilers are the most popular type of domestic hot water heaters in the UK because of the way the system is designed. A combi boiler heating system doesn't rely on a water storage tank or canister. Instead the cold water is taken straight from your mains water tap and heated by the boiler's burner before it reaches your radiators or hot water supply. By using this system you can heat your water or radiators on an "as needed" basis, saving money & energy.

Condensing boilers are widely accepted to be the most efficient. They use less energy to heat your water and your home which means huge annual savings and also reduces harmful carbon emissions.

A condensing gas boiler preheats your cold water by using waste heat from flue gases. As cold water enters the boiler it is warmed before combustion by the burner.

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Pay Monthly Boilers
If you don't qualify for a free boiler grant you may still qualify for a new boiler for as little as £20 per month. Pay monthly boilers with flexible finance options are now available from most boiler manufacturers & suppliers.

Boiler Installers throughout the UK are now offering pay monthly finance packages.

Normally the energy savings you make should cover the monthly payments.

Enter your contact details using the link below and a member of our team will contact you with the latest offers from installers in your area.

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Free Boiler Quotes
If you are not eligible for a replacement boiler grant we still may be able to help heat your home more efficiently by getting the best price for a new gas boiler.

Through our network of UK boiler installers we can provide you with a free no obligation quote for a new A rated condensing boiler.

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Get a free quote for a new condensing gas boiler. Free boiler quote.

If you are unsure which type of boiler you currently have at your property the most common types of boilers are wall mounted, floor standing or be hidden behind your fireplace (back boiler).
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