Vaillant ecoTEC boilers are available with the Affordable Warmth SchemeUnder the Government’s

ECO Affordable Warmth Obligation

you may qualify for a:

  • Free energy efficient boiler, (natural gas only)
  • Free loft insulation
  • Free cavity wall insulation
  • Free solid wall insulation

Please note that to qualify, 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.



Due to recent funding restrictions for this scheme, we can only process applications from householders in parts of the country.  The full list of post code areas we can cover at the moment is: -


B, BB, BD, BL, CA, CH, CW, DE (part), DH, DL, FY, HG, L, LA, LL, M, NE, OL, PL (west of the Tamar), PR, SK, SR, ST, TF, TR, TS, WA, WN, WS & WV.


If you do not live in one of the post code areas above and you complete the form on our website, we will not contact you until we can put you in touch with an installer in your area who has HHCRO funding.  Additionally, some applicants may be asked to contribute to the cost of a replacement boiler if their Affordable Warmth grant is insufficient to cover the cost of the work.


BB, BL, OL, L, M, PR, WA & WN.

For solid wall insulation, we do not work with any companies which have HHCRO funding available but under a different scheme you may be entitled to a ‘cash-back’ grant of up to £4,000.  You may also be able to meet the balance of the installation cost with the Green Deal.  If you live in one of the post code areas above and express an interest in solid wall insulation, we will pass your details to a local installer of solid wall insulation and they will explain your options. 

We hope that the situation will improve and we will update the website once we have more information.  Other companies or websites may be able to introduce you to installers who operate under the Affordable Warmth scheme in different areas. 

If you receive certain State Benefits you can apply for a FREE BOILER* with the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme

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 5,000 applications for a FREE BOILER since the ECO Affordable Warmth scheme started !!!!!!

Apply for your FREE BOILER now!

Please note that to qualify, 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 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.

Only natural gas-fired central heating boilers are included in this scheme. ECO Affordable Warmth 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 Affordable Warmth Scheme, you must:

  • Live in your own home or a privately rented one

Social housing is excluded from the Affordable Warmth Scheme but other Government sponsored schemes may be available.

  • Receive certain state benefits

Qualifying benefits under the Affordable Warmth Scheme include state pension credit, 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 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 Affordable Warmth Scheme to be replaced free of charge.  Some of the faults with boilers which are covered by the 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 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.

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 ECO funding REQUIRED for boilers, loft insulation, cavity wall insulation and solid wall insulation.


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This website is owned and operated by Synergy Sales & Marketing.  It aims to provide information about the Affordable Warmth Obligation 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 or for the accreditation, policing or provision of funding to surveyors, assessors or installers.  Please see Terms and Conditions for more information.