Please note that to qualify for a free boiler with the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme you must be in receipt of certain State Benefits and live in a private property, not social housing. If you feel that you may qualify please complete the online form today.
The ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme is better than the Green Deal!
Under the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme the FUNDING COVERS THE FULL COST of the boiler and labour required for the installation, as well as a FREE SURVEY to establish whether you qualify. But unlike the Green Deal there are no loans to repay, so you get the full benefit of any savings in energy bills as a result of a better insulated home or a more efficient central heating boiler.
ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme funding only normally covers the cost of replacing the gas central heating boiler, it does not cover full heating systems, radiators, pumps, control systems or other ancillary materials. If additional work is required, you may be asked to make a contribution to the cost. Also, we have been informed recently that because of the way the amount of money awarded for some jobs is calculated, it may not be economically viable for an installer to carry out the work. This is only occurring in a very small number of cases but consequently some installers are refusing to install a boiler even though the applicant may qualify. In other cases, installers are asking for contributions to the cost. If this happens in your case, you can refuse to contribute (but the work may not be carried out), negotiate a lower amount with the installer, or even apply again to get another quotation from a different installer. We advise you to consider your options with care.
Also, only natural gas-fired central heating boilers are included in the free boiler scheme. ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme funding does not appear to be available for heating systems which use LPG, oil, coal and other solid fuels, or electricity.
To qualify for a free boiler or free home insulation with the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme, you must:
Live in your own home or a privately rented one
Social housing is excluded from the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme but other Government sponsored schemes may be available.