Affordable Warmth Scheme
Apply for your free boiler* today
New funding released for 2015
*Changes to Affordable Warmth Scheme in January 2015 mean that a contribution to the installation costs may be required in some cases
You may qualify if you receive state benefits, live in a private property and have an inefficient boiler
PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM 26TH JUNE 2015 WE COVER ALL AREAS OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES
FREE BOILER * funding is available for 2015 in the following counties:
Northumberland, Durham, North Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, East Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, Shropshire, Leicestershire, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Avon, Berkshire, Surrey, parts of Greater London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Borders Region and Wales.
To be sure that we cover your area, please see the list of post code areas below:
AL, B, BB, BD, BL, BS, CA, CF, CH, CR, CV, CW, DE, DH, DL, DN, DY, EH, EN, FK, FY, G, GL, HA, HD, HG, HP, HR, HU, HX, KT, L, LA, LD, LE, LL (except Anglesey), LN, LS, LU, M, MK, N, NE, NG, NN, NP, NW, OL, OX, PE (1 – 8 only), PR, RG, RH, S, SA, SK, SL, SM, SN, SR, ST, SY, TD, TF, TS, TW, UB, W, WA, WD, WF, WN, WR, WS and WV.
Electric storage heaters may qualify for replacement under the Affordable Warmth Scheme from Spring 2015 – CLICK HERE for more information
IMPORTANT NOTICE, PLEASE READ THIS FIRST
* Due to current funding restrictions for the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme some householders may have to make a contribution to the installation cost of their free boiler, although this cannot be determined until after a survey and EPC.
Also, we do not have installers with ECO funding for free boilers in all parts of the UK. The situation is changing weekly so we would ask that you complete the form on this page and if we can help you we will contact you by telephone.
If we do not contact you it is likely that we do not have an installer in your area with current ECO funding for free boilers, however we will telephone you as soon as we do.
We hope that the situation will improve and we will update this website once we have more information.
Apply for a Free Boiler in Manchester and the North West
At the moment we work with companies which have Affordable Warmth Scheme (HHCRO) funding for free boilers in Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, Lancaster, Carlisle, Blackpool, Bolton, Chester, Wrexham, Warrington, Blackburn, Oldham, Widnes, Wigan, Runcorn, Northwich, Macclesfield, Stockport, Wirral, Bury, Rochdale, Southport, St. Helens, Winsford, Crewe, Stoke-on Trent and the surrounding areas. This covers free boilers in the following post code areas: M, L, LA, SK, CA, CW, CH, WA, WN, BB, BL, FY, PR, ST and OL.
Apply for a Free Boiler in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the North East
At the moment we work with companies which have Affordable Warmth Scheme (HHCRO) funding for free boilers in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham, Middlesborough, Hartlepool, South Shields, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, Berwick-on-Tweed and the surrounding areas. This covers free boilers in the following post code areas: NE, DH, DL, TS and SR.
Apply for a Free Boiler in Leeds, Sheffield and Yorkshire
At the moment we work with companies which have Affordable Warmth Scheme (HHCRO) funding for free boilers in Hull, Leeds, Harrogate, Halifax, Bradford, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Barnsley, Doncaster, Sheffield, Rotherham and surrounding areas. This covers free boilers in the following post code areas: BD, HD, HG, HU, HX, LS, WF, S and DN.
Apply for a Free Boiler in the East Midlands and Lincolnshire
At the moment we work with companies which have Affordable Warmth Scheme (HHCRO) funding for free boilers in Derby, Nottingham, Chesterfield, Leicester, Scunthorpe, Peterborough, Lincoln, King’s Lynn and surrounding areas. This covers free boilers in the following post code areas: DE, NG, LE, LN, NN and PE (PE1 to PE8 only).
Apply for a Free Boiler in Birmingham and the West Midlands
At the moment we work with companies which have Affordable Warmth Scheme (HHCRO) funding for free boilers in Birmingham, Cannock, Coventry, Dudley, Kidderminster, Nuneaton, Redditch, Rugby, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Telford, Walsall, Worcester and surrounding areas. This covers free boilers in the following post code areas: B, CV, DY, ST, WR, WS and WV.
Apply for a Free Boiler in Glasgow and Edinburgh
At the moment we work with companies which have Affordable Warmth Scheme (HHCRO) funding for free boilers in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Galashiels and surrounding areas. This covers free boilers in the following post code areas: G, EH, TD and FK.
Apply for a Free Boiler in Wales
At the moment we work with companies which have Affordable Warmth Scheme (HHCRO) funding for free boilers in most of Wales, including Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Carmarthen, Neath, Merthyr Tydfil, Aberystwyth, Caernarfon, LLandudno, Colwyn Bay, Wrexham and Welshpool. This covers free boilers in the following post code areas: CF, HR, SA, SY, NP, LD and LL.
Apply for a Free Boiler in Buckinghamshire, Surrey and parts of Greater London
At the moment we work with companies which have Affordable Warmth Scheme (HHCRO) funding for free boilers in High Wycombe, Hemel Hempstead, Luton, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Reading, Slough, Uxbridge and Watford. This covers free boilers in the following post code areas: HP, LU, MK, OX, RG, SL, UB, and WD.
Under the Government’s recently launched Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) which runs alongside the Green Deal, accredited installers have funds provided by the big six energy companies, to cover the cost of a free boiler or free home insulation. The ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme has been introduced to fight fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions and if you qualify, you could have an ‘A’ rated energy efficient boiler, loft insulation or cavity wall insulation installed in your home……………. FREE OF CHARGE!
We have dealt with over 10,000 applications for a FREE BOILER since the ECO Affordable Warmth scheme started.
Apply for your FREE BOILER now.
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.
*PLEASE NOTE that 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.
ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme eligibility criteria
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.
- Receive certain state benefits
Qualifying benefits under the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme include pension credit (guaranteed or savings), child tax credit, income-based job seeker’s allowance, income-related employment and support allowance, income support and working tax credit. Some of these state benefits have conditions attached such as also having parental responsibility for a child under the age of 16 or being in receipt of a disability allowance.
- Have an inefficient, faulty central heating boiler
Modern condensing boilers are very efficient and in broad terms the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme covers practically every other type of gas central heating boiler including back boilers. If your boiler is more than ten years old or has a square external flue, or if the pilot light stays on even when the boiler isn’t operating, it is likely that your boiler qualifies under the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme to be replaced free of charge. Some of the faults with boilers which are covered by the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme are: problems with the pilot light or the boiler not lighting properly, the boiler making banging noises, leaking gas or water and if your boiler is corroded – but there are many other faults included and a free technical survey can determine this.
The ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme does not cover LPG or oil-fired boilers, nor will it fund full central heating installations or conversions from electrically powered heating systems. Only central heating boilers which use natural gas are covered by this scheme.
- Have poorly insulated walls or roof
You may qualify for free loft insulation under the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme if you have less than 100 mm of insulation in your loft. You may qualify for free cavity wall insulation if the external walls of your home has no cavity wall insulation and you may qualify for solid wall insulation if the external walls of your home have no cavity or one less than 50 mm wide.
To see if YOU qualify for a free boiler or free insulation, just complete the online form. It takes just a few minutes to apply and we’ll phone you back.
ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme for Landlords
If you are a private landlord you can also enquire about a free boiler or free insulation as your tenant may be eligible under the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme. This means that you could have a new ‘A’ rated, energy efficient central heating boiler or energy efficient insulation fitted in your property completely free of charge. What’s more, there is no limit to the number of properties for which you can apply as long as the tenant qualifies and other criteria are met.
Accredited INSTALLERS WITH HHCRO FUNDING REQUIRED for gas central heating boilers.
email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll call you back.
Government funding is also available for Biomass Boilers under the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. For more information go to www.domesticrenewableheatincentive.co.uk or www.biomassboilersandstoves.co.uk.
This website is owned and operated by Synergy Sales & Marketing. It aims to provide information about the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme and introduce qualifying householders to installation companies throughout the UK who have been awarded ECO funding. We cannot guarantee that such an introduction will lead to the installation of heating or insulation products in your home. This website is not endorsed by the Government and does not work in partnership with any of the major energy suppliers or boiler manufacturers. We are not responsible for the administration of ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme or for the accreditation, policing or provision of funding to surveyors, assessors or installers. Please see Terms and Conditions for more information.