Free Boilers in the UK
New Government Free Boiler Grant Scheme In The UK
A new free boiler scheme which provides Government energy grants for free boilers is under way in the UK.
The Energy Companies Obligation (ECO Affordable Warmth component) is designed to address the rising cost of domestic fuel bills for low income families and areas in the UK which are designated as “Fuel Poverty” Areas.
The Government-backed free boilers scheme, which is funded by the six major UK utility companies, provides hundreds of millions of pounds worth of grant funding to replace outdated gas boilers. In addition those who qualify can again take advantage of free cavity wall insulation and free loft insulation.
Who qualifies for free boiler replacement?
To qualify for the new free boiler reaplacement grants you must meet the criteria here - Free Boilers - FAQ’s
Are the boilers really free?
The boilers fitted via the Government free boiler grant scheme are supplied and installed completely free of charge. If you qualify for a grant you pay nothing towards the installation of the new boiler.
What type of boiler will I get?
The boiler grants scheme provides Grade A energy efficient gas boilers that come supplied and fitted. It is estimated that a new gas central heating boiler can reduce domestic energy bills by £500 per year. If installed along with free loft insulation and cavity wall insulation it normally means an average saving of around £800 - £1000 per year.
Installing these new energy efficient products not only helps reduce fuel poverty but helps reduce harmful CO2 emissions, which is the overall aim of the scheme.
More info on boilers can be found here - Free Boilers in the UK