COULD YOU QUALIFY FOR A NEW BOILER, COMPLETELY FREE OR PART FUNDED?
Homeowners and private tenants in the UK can now apply for a grant to replace their old, inefficient gas boiler with a brand new A-rated boiler under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). ECO is a Government scheme which supports affordable warmth, by providing energy measures which use less energy and reduce your bills.
You could qualify if you live in England, Scotland or Wales, have a low household income and are in receipt of benefits or if you are a pensioner receiving a benefit. Your boiler must also be over 5 years old or have an existing fault which is uneconomical to repair.
The support you get will depend upon how much energy is estimated to be saved in your home by fitting a new boiler. The higher the savings, the higher the funding; you may get a grant to cover 100% of the replacement cost or a significant part-payment.
Funding to be comfirmed in 2018.