Boiler Upgrade Scheme
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is a UK Government initiative to encourage more people in England and Wales to install low carbon heating systems, such as heat pumps and biomass boilers.
1. What is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is a government grant scheme for heat pumps. It provides funding for homeowners to install home heat pumps in their homes at a discounted price. In some limited circumstances, the grant scheme could also provide funding to install biomass boilers but only when replacing fossil fuel heating.
These grants could help you to install Air Source Heat Pumps at a fraction of the price. So, if you are thinking about replacing your gas boiler or if you would like a break from the constant rising gas prices, these grants could be for you.
2. Who is eligible for Boiler Upgrade Scheme?
Boiler Upgrade Grants are available in England and Wales, homeowners, and businesses can apply for these grants. An alternate scheme is yet to be announced for Scotland.
Homeowners and businesses can get these grants towards the installation of heat pumps and unlike other energy-efficiency grant schemes such as ECO4, there are no requirements to claim benefits or meet income rules.
However, the property will need to be suitable for a heat pump and it is worth considering the benefits of heat pumps to determine whether they are suitable for your home or business.
The scheme provides funding for the installation of heat pumps.
Air Source Heat Pump Grants are worth £5,000
Ground Source Heat Pump Grants worth are £6,000
3. What properties are eligible for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?
Your property will need to be in England or Wales as Scotland is not included in this scheme. Similarly, to previous grant schemes, there will be a requirement for basic energy-efficiency measures to be fitted before the heat pump installation. This means that if you have cavity walls, they must be filled, and you need a minimum depth of insulation in your loft.
To evidence this, you will need to have an up-to-date Energy Performance Certificate which does not show these measures as being required.
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