How are boiler grants calculated and will all qualifying applicants receive a Free Boiler in Scotland?
The amount of your ECO Grant to pay for your Free Boiler in Scotland is dependent on a number of factors relating to your home. One of the main purposes of the ECO Scheme is to help home owners reduce carbon emissions from their homes.
Boilers installed in homes which result in the greatest reduction in carbon emissions therefore attract the largest grants. As a result:
- Large homes attract higher boiler grants than small homes
- Homes with solid walls attract higher boiler grants than homes with cavity walls
- The more bedrooms your home has, the higher your boiler grant will be
- Homes with a larger surface area of external wall will attract higher boiler grants than those with a small surface area of external wall. For example, a detached house generally has 4 external walls, whilst a mid-terrace house generally has 2 external walls.
Consequently, those homes which attract the highest boiler grants are more likely to qualify for a Free Boiler in Scotland.
Dual Measures – Boiler Grants and Insulation Grants
Applicants with homes which attract the smaller boiler grants may still get a free boiler in Scotland if they agree to have a qualifying insulation product installed. In simple terms, the grant for insulation helps towards the cost of installing a new boiler.
As a result, if you live in a small property and you qualify for a boiler grant but it isn’t enough to pay for a new boiler, you may still qualify for a free boiler in Scotland if you also qualify for cavity wall insulation or under floor insulation.
If you qualify for a boiler grant but it isn’t enough to pay for a new boiler and you don’t also qualify for cavity wall insulation or under floor insulation, you may be asked to contribute to the cost of your new boiler.
Apply for Your Free Boiler in Scotland Today to see if You Qualify.