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Are you eligible for a boiler grant?

Did you know that some households are eligible for a boiler grant, which can help them to heat their homes more efficiently and cost-effectively? At Aura Heating, we have over a decade of experience in the grant-funded sector and can tell you everything you need to know about getting a boiler grant.
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What is the Government Boiler Scheme?

The Government is obliged to reduce the country’s carbon emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. A fundamental way to tackle this issue is to replace inefficient boilers in people’s homes with modern, A-rated ones.

In addition, new boilers are much more cost-effective, meaning they can help reduce residents’ energy bills, which is particularly important during the current energy crisis when many people cannot afford to heat their homes adequately.

As a solution to the above needs, the Government requires energy companies to fund the installation of boilers in low-income homes or for the most vulnerable. The present scheme runs until 2026.

How does a boiler grant work?

Boiler grants are available via the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme; they’re designed to help households reduce the cost of their heating and make homes more carbon efficient. Unlike a loan, the grant does not have to be paid back, and there are no hidden catches. If you qualify for a boiler grant, you can have one installed, along with new heating controls, at a fraction of the regular cost or for free. 

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How much will my boiler grant be?

The funding you receive depends on how energy efficient your home is. Before applying for the grant, a heating engineer or surveyor will visit your property to carry out an energy assessment, and from there we can determine how much the grant will cover. In some cases, you may have to make a small contribution.

Who qualifies for a boiler grant?

Gas, oil and LPG boilers can be replaced with grant funding, but in order to qualify, your boiler must be inefficient which is usually at least ten years old and your home must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D,E, F or G for efficiency.

In addition, you must receive one or a combination of income-related benefits, such as:

  •  Job Seekers Allowance
  •  Universal Credit
  •  Working Tax Credits
  •  Disability benefits such as PIP or DLA
  •  Pension Credit
  •  Employment and Support Allowance
  •  Child Tax Credits
  •  Child Benefit (with a qualifying household income)

The above list is not exhaustive, and a combination is required to qualify for some benefits. For example, pensioners and single parents can apply for the grant, landlords and private tenants can now apply under the latest scheme. To find out if you can receive help from Government boiler funding, get in touch with the team at Aura Heating today, and we’ll arrange a visit to your home to assess its energy efficiency.

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Which energy companies fund the ECO scheme?

Some of the biggest suppliers fund the ECO scheme, including

  • British Gas
  • EON
  • EDF
  • Octopus
  • OVO
  • Bulb
  • Scottish Power

What is ECO4 Flex?

If you are living in a fuel-poor household but do not receive benefits, you may be able to access grant funding through the ECO4 Flex scheme via your Local Authority. Participating Local Authorities can refer private tenure households to the scheme if they consider them to be living in fuel poverty or vulnerable to the effects of living in a cold environment.

What is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

Aside from the ECO scheme, one of the most popular Government boiler schemes is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme. This enables eligible households to replace their gas, oil or LPG boiler with an air-source heat pump or ground-source heat pump. These are low-carbon appliances that deliver much higher energy efficiency than boilers. You can learn more about the scheme on our website or by contacting our team.


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Why choose Aura Heating?

You don’t have to access boiler grants through the energy company that you’re with. Instead, you can get ECO support from any obligated supplier, and at Aura Heating, we’re here to help.

With more than ten years’ of experience in the grant-funded sector, we know exactly what’s required to get you a boiler grant. One of our surveyors or heating engineers will visit your home to assess its energy efficiency and determine your eligibility for a grant. We can then tell you whether you can claim a free boiler or how much grant funding you can receive.

Soon afterwards, we will visit your home at a convenient time to carry out the boiler replacement. Our team is usually employed rather than subcontracted, meaning we can often get to your home within a few days. We also pride ourselves on the high level of service we deliver, providing professional and friendly care and always tidying up after ourselves.

Some of our customer reviews

  • DM D’Cunha
    1 week ago
    Professional, punctual and polite. Thankyou for the work fitting my new boiler.
  • Patricia Jones
    1 week ago
    Nothing was too much trouble & i found everyone professional & yet very friendly. If i had any questions, they would be answered clearly, precisely & in a friendly manner. First class. I’m not very sure what date my boiler was installed.
  • Nick
    1 week ago
    A heartfelt thank you for outstanding service i wanted to extend my deepest gratitude for the exceptional service provided by your team in fitting our new boiler. From start to finish, the process was hassle-free and efficient, making what could have been a stressful experience remarkably read more
  • Stephanie Northcott
    2 weeks ago
    Really happy with the work carried out installing a fab new boiler. New thermostats fitted to the radiators and even the leak on my kitchen tap (which i’ve had for 8 years! ) has stopped now! Really nice people to deal with too. Thank you!
  • Lynne Dryden
    3 weeks ago
    The team had an engineer visit within 24 hrs of my contacting them. The engineer was friendly, professional and thorough. He explained everything he was doing. I am very impressed with the service i received.
  • Consumer
    1 month ago
    I was very pleased with aura heating. Gary the boiler fitter who arrived was very professional and always willing to help in anything we wanted to know. He explained thoroughly so we understood. After his work he left everything spotless. So would i recommend aura heating “read more
  • Greg Floyd
    1 month ago
    Quick and simple no drama boiler replacement. My 15 year old boiler needed replacement and aura delivered parts on friday, replaced the boiler on saturday. Also replaced the original controller a few days later. Comms were excellent at every stage. Thanks for a great service. Greg
  • Andrew McPhilbin
    2 months ago
    What can i say but i have experienced a service par excellence, which is a rare find post covid. From start to finish these guys ticked the boxes. Communication was bang on point throughout, and although a unforseen problem occured during the install, the engineer/ tech read more
  • Jim Johnson
    2 months ago
    Friendly and efficient staff, the job was completed quickly and i’m very happy with the result

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, boiler grants cover the replacement of existing gas, oil and LPG boilers. However, your boiler must be at least ten years old. Otherwise, it’s deemed more cost-efficient to have it repaired. 

The grant itself wholly or partially covers the boiler cost and installation fee; you do not get a free boiler as well as a grant. In addition, you must receive one of the qualifying benefits to be eligible for the grant. Contact our team today to find out if you can apply. 

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to choose the boiler you have installed with your grant. At Aura Heating, we install only the best appliances from brands we know and trust. 

Yes. Warranties typically span 2-7 years; your engineer will provide details of your warranty when they have installed the boiler. In order to maintain a boiler warranty it needs to be serviced and we have a number of options.

Find out more about boiler grants today

To learn more about boiler grants or chat with our team about your requirements, get in touch with us today.