THE BOILER SCRAPPAGE SCHEME HAS NOW FINISHED !!!
HOWEVER You may STILL Be eligible for a GRANT on the Warm FrontScheme so READ ON !!!
What are the benefits in upgrading your boiler?
New boilers have rated efficiencies of 90 per cent or more which means that they use less fuel, resulting in lower CO emissions and lower Running costs. Renewable heat technologies do not use fossil fuels, reducing CO emissions still further. For example, this means by upgrading your G-rated boiler to an A-rated one, your household heating bill should drop by about a quarter - a saving, on average, of around £235 a year.
What is the Warm Front Scheme?
The Warm Front Scheme makes your home warmer, healthier and more energy efficient
The Warm Front Scheme installs insulation and heating measures up to the value of £3,500, or £6,000 where oil central heating or alternative low carbon technologies are recommended.
It is for people on certain disability or income-related benefits. To be elegible you must own your home or rent it from a private landlord.
You can only apply for a grant from the Warm Front Scheme if you live in England. Other schemes are available in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (see ‘More useful links’).
The Warm Front Scheme is funded by the government and is managed by the company Eaga. You may have heard government announcements in October 2010 about the future funding for the Warm Front Scheme. The Scheme is still taking new applications and all existing applications will be processed and completed as normal.
How much do you get?
Should you qualify, you will be eligible for heating and insulation measures up to the value of £3,500, or £6,000 where oil central heating and other alternative technologies are recommended. You won’t have to pay anything as long as the work doesn’t cost more than the grant available. If the work is more than the grant, including previous grants, you may have to meet the difference. If you are 60 or over, own or privately rent your home and do not qualify for the Warm Front Scheme, you may be eligible for a £300 rebate. This rebate is designed to help towards repairing or replacing an inoperable system or installing new central heating if your property currently doesn’t have any. The cost of work must be over £300 including VAT and is only available in England.
The Warm Front Scheme helps you with grants for the improvements shown below:
Cavity wall insulation
Hot water tank insulation.
Gas, electric or oil heating - The Warm Front Scheme could install a new energy-efficient boiler and up to six radiators, including all valves and pipework. They may also repair your existing heating system.
Glass-fronted fire - The Warm Front Scheme can convert your solid-fuel open fire to a glass-fronted fire.
How long does it take?
The Warm Front Scheme is very popular. Currently, insulation work takes about three months and heating work about six months.Due to high demand and limited government budget some of the work may take longer to complete. If this is the case, the Warm Front team will write to you to keep you up to date on progress. The Scheme aims to complete work as quickly as possible.
To find out more about the Warm Front Scheme and to apply: