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Boiler and Insulation Grants

The Government estimates there are over 2.5 million households in the UK which could benefit from a new boiler.

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. It is estimated that a new energy efficient boiler could save between £190 and £240 a year on average household heating bills.

As a result of Government policy many people could receive help towards a replacement boiler, cavity wall and loft insulation to help make their homes warmer and easier to heat. Most people who qualify receive part funding towards the costs rather than full funding.

You must:
– Own your own home or rent from a private landlord
– Receive, or live with someone receiving, a key means-tested benefit. The Government sets the list of eligible benefits.
– Your boiler must be more than 5 years old and be broken or not working properly.

If you live in Wales:
You could qualify for full funding from the Welsh Government NEST scheme. The NEST team may consider an older, working boiler for replacement subject to a ‘whole house’ survey.
– You or someone living with you must receive a key qualifying means-tested benefit. The Welsh Government sets the list of eligible benefits.
– Your home must have a poor energy efficiency rating. This is defined as Band E, F or G by the Welsh Government.

In all cases, the energy efficiency of your home will be assessed.  Surveyors will visit your home and you may have to be available for more than one appointment. You will be asked to show your benefit award letters. Any funding offer is subject to the survey results and other terms and conditions. These schemes cannot offer an emergency service.  To find out if you could benefit call 01656 747623