As part of its policy on climate change, the Government has agreed to legally binding commitments to reduce carbon emissions caused by burning fossil fuels such as gas, oil and coal.
Free Boilers for Pensioners – Reducing Household Energy Bills
At the same time, the Government has set targets to help low income households to reduce their fuel consumption and heating bills by installing more energy efficient central heating boilers and electric storage heaters.
Under the Affordable Warmth Scheme, if you satisfy certain criteria relating to your state benefits and the condition of your existing heating system, you may benefit from an ECO Grant to install a new Boiler or new Storage Heaters.
Free Boilers for Pensioners – Will it cost me anything?
Not every pensioner who qualifies for an ECO Grant will get a free boiler or free storage heaters. Due to current funding restrictions for the Affordable Warmth Scheme some householders may be asked to contribute to the cost of installation.
The installer may not be able to advise whether you need to make a contribution until after your free survey has been carried out.
Which Heating Systems are ECO Grants Available for?
ECO Grants are available to replace: