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Are you eligible for a free Boiler?

The Government estimates there are over 2.5 million households in the UK which could benefit from free replacement boilers.  This applies to householders whose current boiler is over 15 years old or is broken.

Older boilers, even those which are working properly, are generally considered to be inefficient. A new A rated boiler will be over 90% efficient, whilst an older boiler may be as little as 65% or lower. This means is that an older boiler has to work much harder to heat your home to the same temperature as a new boiler – using more energy and costing you more money. The Energy Saving Trust estimates that a new energy efficient boiler could save between £190 and £240 a year on average household heating bills.

As a result of the new Government policy and funding streams many homes in south east Wales could receive free replacement boilers. To qualify householders will need to be receiving a qualifying benefit, which could include pension credit, tax credits or income related benefits, and should call 01639 825960 to check if they could benefit.

In addition to a free new boiler you can also benefit from grant support for cavity and loft insulation to help make homes even warmer and easier to heat.

The Energy Company Obligation, commonly known as ECO, provides funding from large energy companies to help householders improve the heating and energy efficiency of their homes. The funding is provided to help those on low incomes or key benefits receive a free boiler. For those not on key benefits there is also the Green Deal which enables householders to install energy efficiency measures and pay for them over a number of years through their energy bills.

Warm Wales Cymru Gynnes is a community interest company which has a long track record in working with private householders, local authorities, social housing providers and landlords. Craig Anderson, projects director for Warm Wales Cymru Gynnes said “over 50,000 homes in Wales have benefitted directly from works undertaken or grant support provided by Warm Wales Cymru Gynnes and we are looking forward to continuing to maximise energy offers under the new ECO and Green Deal Schemes.”

The organisation works with different energy suppliers to maximise carbon energy grants and has recently completed over £5m of Community Energy Saving Programme works. This follows on from £10m of works undertaken under the Arbed (energy-saving) Phase 1 Programme – both of which have been sponsored by the Welsh Government

To assist householders in assessing their eligibility and how they might benefit from ECO and the Green Deal, Warm Wales Cymru Gynnes will shortly be launching the BRE Pre-Assessment Tool in partnership with the Welsh School of Architecture This web-based diagnostic tool offers those interested in Green Deal a ready-reckoner to identify energy saving grant eligibility.  Warm Wales can then advise clients impartially on what represents the best ECO grant and Green Deal Provider offers.

Call today on 01639 825960 for more information on the schemes or visit www.warmwales.org.uk/green-deal