You may have seen adverts online, and in the press, telling you that you could be eligible for a free boiler replacement, however you might be confused as to whether or not you meet the qualifying criteria to benefit from the scheme.
Here, we look a little more closely into the eligibility criteria for free boiler replacements, what the ECO Scheme is all about, and how your and your home could benefit.
The ECO Scheme for Free Boiler Replacement
The free boiler replacement scheme is all to do with the ECO Scheme, a scheme which was launched by the UK Government back in 2013 with the aim of slashing the amount of carbon emissions from UK homes, as well as trying to improve the quality of life of those who are struggling to afford to heat their properties. Although the scheme was launched five years ago, it has been through some subtle changes since, and since 2017 the ECO2t version of the scheme has been in place. While it is largely the same as the original scheme, there are a few differences designed to make the scheme more effective in achieving its goals. Not only do you get a free or part funded boiler under this scheme, but it will be a high efficiency condensing boiler, which means you will save a massive amount of your hard earned money on energy bills over the years. Plus you’re wasting less energy, so you’re doing your bit for the planet!
Are Free Boiler Replacements completely free?
Yes and no. In many cases, boiler replacements will be carried out at no additional cost to the householder. However, in others the private tenant or homeowner will be required to contribute to the replacement costs. This will be determined during the eligibility screening process. For more information please click the following link: Apply for Free Boiler Grants Online
And to check whether the benefits you’re in receipt of, make you eligible for the grant, please click this: ECO Qualifying Requirements
You can also call us on 029 2009 9898 and one of our friendly team members will guide you through the whole complicated ECO process.
If you unfortunately do not qualify, and urgently need your boiler sorted, we have attractive rates on new boilers and low interest finance options available. Simply enter your postcode below and hit the green button to get an online boiler quote.