Unless you’ve been living under a rock over the past few years, you’ve probably heard of the government’s boiler grant scheme, which is funded by energy companies. In a nutshell, if you receive certain benefits and meet certain conditions, you may be eligible for a free boiler grant.
The boiler grant scheme, also known as the ECO3 (Energy Company Obligation) scheme, was established in 2013 to assist millions of fuel poor households (those who spend more than 10% of their annual earnings on fuel) who find it hard to heat their homes with old, inefficient, and faulty central heating boilers.
For various reasons, upgrading your defective or old and inefficient boiler is a good idea, but you shouldn’t wait too long to apply for a boiler grant.
Get ahead of the game
Early October is generally when most people begin to consider turning on their central heating systems. Because the bulk of boilers will not have been supplying heat for some months, difficulties are likely to arise. As a result, heating professionals become quite busy from this point on, so if you’re thinking about getting a new boiler, now is the perfect time to apply.
Spend less on your energy expenses
The sooner you get a new boiler installed, the sooner you’ll see a reduction in your heating expenditures. Heating accounts for more than half of all your energy expenses over the course of a year, according to the Energy Saving Trust. Depending on the size of the home and the efficiency of the existing boiler, installing a new A-rated gas condensing boiler to replace an older inefficient type can save homeowners between £170 and £315 a year.
Boost the value of your house
Gas boilers cost roughly £2,500, while oil boilers cost roughly £3,100. While it may only add a tiny amount to the property’s worth, it will make it more energy efficient and boost the EPC rating. Installing a new boiler can consequently make your home more appealing to potential purchasers if you want to sell in the near future.
Stay away from pricey breakdowns
Your boiler will be less efficient and more prone to break down if it is more than ten years old. There’s also the possibility that parts will be difficult to come by, or perhaps obsolete. If you don’t have boiler breakdown insurance, you could be stuck with one or more large expenses. It’s possible that you won’t have heat or hot water when you need it most. A brand-new boiler will give you piece of mind, especially since it will come with a two- to ten-year warranty.
Reduce CO2 emmissions
A factor that is frequently forgotten is that installing a new boiler will lower your carbon impact. A modern condensing boiler will use significantly less fossil fuel and, as a result, produce significantly less CO2. With climate change becoming a more pressing issue, you can feel comfortable that you have contributed to its mitigation.
How to Get a Boiler Grant
If anyone in your home receives a qualifying benefit, tax credit, or allowance, you might be eligible for a grant to help pay for a new boiler. Elite Group can take advantage of government funding and our professionals will survey your home and install your new boiler. Simply go to www.elitegrouplimited.co.uk/free-boiler and fill out the form to obtain a free survey with no strings attached.