As part of the UK’s commitment to become Net Zero by 2050, the government has introduced the boiler upgrade scheme.
Homeowners in England and Wales can get up to £5,000 off the cost of a new air source heat pump, and up to £6,000 off the price of a ground source heat pump.
Heat pumps work by using electricity to extract heat from the outside air, operating like a fridge does, but only in reverse. Not only are these heat pumps more eco friendly way to heat your home, but they can also significantly reduce energy bills.
You can also get up to £5,000 for a biomass boiler, which uses natural materials such as wood pellets to power heating and hot water, if you live in a rural area.
All grants can go towards the cost of the appliance itself and installation costs, and you do not have to pay the money back!
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is open to domestic and small non-domestic properties in England and Wales until 2025 and you’ll need to own the home you’re in to be deemed as eligible.
What you’ll get
- £5,000 off the cost and installation of an air source heat pump
- £5,000 off the cost and installation of a biomass boiler
- £6,000 off the cost and installation of a ground source heat pump
You can only get one grant per property!
You may be eligible if you:
- Live in England or Wales
- Own your property
The scheme is open to domestic and small non-domestic properties with:
- An installation capacity up to 45kWth
- A current Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), with no outstanding recommendations for loft or cavity wall insulation
Grants are not available for:
- Social housing
- New build properties
- Properties that have already had government funding or support for a heat pump or biomass boiler
To make an application, or find out more about the boiler upgrade scheme, please visit Boiler Upgrade Scheme - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)