Homeowners who claim certain income-related benefits can now qualify for up to 100% of the cost of replacing their current, inefficient Electric Storage Heater Systems. Want to know if you qualify?
Affordable Warmth and the ECO Scheme
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.
The scheme obliges energy suppliers to promote measures that help low income, fuel poor and vulnerable households to heat their homes.
Electric Storage Heater Grants
Replacement electric storage heaters are available via the ECO scheme in the form of a non-repayable grant that could cover up to 100% of the costs.
If you meet the benefits related criteria, and your home is currently heated by an electric storage heater system, you could qualify. It’s as simple as that!
Central Heating Installation Grant
If your home does not currently have central heating and is heated by another method, then you may qualify for a central heating grant to pay for the installation of central heating in the property.
If your home is heated by electric heaters, electric fires, wood/coal fire, gas fires or electric storage heaters then these are eligible for replacement with an energy efficient central heating system!
Do You Qualify for a Grant?
Depending on the type of benefit you receive, you may qualify for a grant automatically or you may need to have an extra qualifying component, such as being responsible for a child under 16, or be of a certain age.
Here are some examples of benefits that qualify for a grant:
- Child Tax Credits
- Working Tax Credits
- Pension Credits
- Income-Related ESA
- Income Related JSA
- Universal Credit
For more detailed information, visit the GOV.UK website.
Get in Touch for Advice on Heating Grants
We can arrange a home survey for heating and insulation, and advise you on how to apply for a grant.