Boiler Scrappage Scheme - HAS NOW ENDED!

Get £400 off a new A-rated boiler or renewable heat technology, when you replace your old, inefficient G-rated boiler!

What is the Boiler Scrappage Scheme?

The UK has set one of the highest CO2 emission reduction targets in the world. The installation of an efficient heating system is an benficial way of reducing household energy usage and CO2 emissions. Domestic heating accounts for 14 per cent of the UK's CO2 emissions.

There are literally millions of homes in England with inefficient models of boiler (G-rated or worse).

The Government is offering a maximum of 125,000 households £400 towards the cost of replacing these boilers (if G-rated or equivalent or worse) to a high efficiency A-rated one or a renewable energy technology. This will contribute to saving 140,000t CO2 per year - equivalent to taking 45,000 cars off the road.

What is in it for you?

New boilers have proven efficiencies of around 90 per cent or more meaning that they use less energy, resulting in lower CO2 emissions and running costs. Renewable energy technologies do not use fossil fuels, reducing CO2 emissions still further. For example, this means by upgrading your G-rated boiler to an A-rated one, your household gas usage could potentially drop by about a quarter - a saving, on average, of around £235 a year at current gas prices.

Who is eligible for the scheme?

The scheme is open to 125,000 householders in England living in an owned or privately rented home. Including the following: - If you are a householder (or tenant) under 60 you can only apply for the scheme if the boiler you are scrapping is in working order and is the main boiler used to heat the home. - If you are a householder (or tenant) and 60 or over you can apply for the scheme regardless of whether the boiler you are scrapping is in working order. However, it still needs to be the main boiler used to heat the home. Only householders and landlords who privately own and rent dwellings are eligible to apply for a voucher. Boiler installers and manufacturers, local authority registered social landlords, and housing associations are not eligible to apply.

How do you know if your boiler will qualify?

As a rule of thumb for gas boilers see if it has a permanent pilot light and/or an open (conventional) flue -if it has then it is very likely to be a G-rated boiler. Also if it is gas fired and over fifteen years old it is likely to be eligible. If it is oil fired and over twenty five years old, it is likely to be eligible. It is also possible to check on-line by clicking on the following links:

 

- http://www.governmentboiler-scrappagescheme.info/EligibilityCheck.php  (Best)

- http://www.sedbuk.com/cgi-local/searchpg.cgi  (Difficult to use)

Alternatively, you can ask us to help in determining whether your boiler is eligible.

Registering for the Boiler Scrappage Scheme?

If you think that your home has a G-rated or worse boiler and would like to receive a £400 cashback voucher towards the cost of upgrading to an A-rated boiler then please call the office on 01403 251577 to arrange a free survey and a quote.

Once you have the quote then please follow the instructions on completing the online web form (click on link below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Home-improvements-and-products/Heating-and-hot-water/Boiler-Scrappage-Scheme/Application-form

When will you see the £400 rebate?

You will receive the voucher approximately ten days after application or sometimes immediately if applying on-line.

Vouchers are valid for 12 weeks from date of issue. If the voucher is not redeemed within this time, it will be cancelled and reallocated.

There will be only one voucher per household, but if the voucher expires, it will be possible to apply for another if funds are available.

It is not possible to retrospectively apply for the voucher or reclaim the £400 cashback.