Free Boiler Grants Essex

Is your boiler over 15 years old and do you own a home in Essex?
You could be eligible for a free boiler replacement as the UK Government is providing grants to upgrade old heating systems for homeowners who are claiming benefits.


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What is the ECO4 boiler grant program?

The ECO4 boiler grant program is an initiative introduced by the Government to reduce carbon emissions. In this scheme homeowners on benefits can claim free boiler replacements as well as other energy efficiency measures.

Who is eligible for the ECO4 boiler grant in Essex?

To be eligible you must own your home or be a private tenant, as well as be in receipt of certain means tested benefits. Your existing boiler that needs replacement should be inefficient and more than 15 years old.

How do I know if my boiler is inefficient and needs replacement?

We will arrange for you to have a free assessment by our Gas Safe registered engineer. They will assess the efficiency of your boiler. In most cases, if the boiler is over 15 years old or has a low energy efficiency rating (such as below a C rating), it may be considered inefficient.

What benefits do I need to be receiving to qualify for the ECO4 boiler grant?

Qualifying benefits often include Universal Credit, Pension Credit, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, and certain income-related benefits. However, specific eligibility criteria may vary, so it’s best to speak with one of our advisors.
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The Government’s ECO Scheme which was first introduced in January 2013 to fight fuel poverty and to help reduce carbon emissions.

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How to apply for a free boiler grant

In 4 easy steps, you can determine if you qualify for a free boiler grant for your home in Essex.
Complete The Claim Form
Please complete the free online claim form above to let us know your details.
Free No-Obligation Consultation
We will review your submission and contact you confirm you are eligible.
ECO4 Grant Application
We will complete your ECO4 grant application on your behalf and confirm approval.
Stress Free New Boiler Install
Once your grant has been approved, we will install your new boiler hassle free.
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Free Boiler Grants Essex FAQs

Below you can find a list of questions and answers for Government funded free boiler grants in Essex.

If you cannot find the answer to your question, then please contact us for a free consultation.

If you are a homeowner living in Essex, we can assist you throughout the whole ECO4 boiler grant process. We will take you through the whole process from start to finish and keep you updated with the progress of your application until your new boiler is installed.
You will need to provide us documents to show proof of address, this could be a utility bill or an NHS letter. In addition, you need to provide a proof of homeownership document or a tenancy agreement and finally evidence of the benefits you are receiving, this would typically be the relevant letters from the various government departments.
The application process can vary from customer to customer. If all the paperwork is in place and you are available for the free assessment survey, then the whole process can be completed within a week.
No, if you are eligible for the grant then you do not have to pay anything as it will be all covered by the government grant, including installation costs.
You will typically get a list of boilers from which you can choose. The surveyor will also give you recommendations as to the most suitable boiler for your house. Typically, energy-efficient condensing boilers are installed as replacements.
Yes, it is very important to service your boiler regularly to ensure its efficiency and safety. Our boiler installers can advise you on recommended maintenance schedules and may offer maintenance services as part of the installation package.
It is best to apply in warmer weather as there is a huge demand for new boilers in the colder season, which can cause delays in processing times. Applying in the summer, will ensure your job is completed in a very short time. However, it’s important to note that you can apply for the grant at any time if you meet the eligibility criteria, and the scheme operates year-round. Contact our support team if you need more information or help.

If you do not currently have a central heating system in your home and want to apply for an ECO4 boiler replacement grant, you may still be eligible under certain circumstances. The ECO4 scheme aims to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, so alternative heating solutions may be considered.

Here are some possible scenarios and options:

  1. Installation of a Full Central Heating System: If your home in Essex does not have a central heating system, the grant may cover the installation of a new central heating system along with a boiler replacement. This could include radiators, pipework, and controls as necessary. Please note for First time central heating can be fitted if your property must have a gas metre fitted before April 2022.
  2. Alternative Heating Solutions: In some cases, alternative heating solutions may be considered if a central heating system is not feasible. This could include options such as renewable heating systems like air source heat pumps or biomass boilers. These solutions aim to provide efficient and sustainable heating for your home.
  3. Assessment by Our Installers: You can discuss your options with our surveyors when they visit your home in Essex to make a free assessment. Our assessors will assess your heating needs and recommend the most suitable solution based on factors such as your property’s size, insulation, and energy requirements.
  4. Eligibility Criteria: Eligibility for the grant may still depend on factors such as your income, benefits status, and the overall energy efficiency of your home. It’s important to check with our heating advisors to determine if you qualify and what options are available to you.

In summary, in the absence of a current central heating system, there are still potential options available to improve the heating efficiency of your home. Contact us so we can help determine the best course of action for your specific situation.

The government’s ECO4 scheme has placed an obligation on the big six energy companies to reduce carbon emissions and help meet the government’s net zero target. As such these companies are obliged to make funding available for customers who may otherwise be unable to upgrade their inefficient boilers and thereby reduce carbon emissions.

These energy companies have to spend money to meet their obligations under the ECO scheme, and they get this money from their customers’ energy bills. As part of the scheme, they have to provide funding to help eligible households improve their energy efficiency. For example, they might pay for a new, more efficient boiler and cover the cost of installing it.

This funding essentially makes it free for qualifying homeowners to get a new boiler. The details of how the ECO scheme is funded and managed can vary, and they might change over time because of new government rules. But the main idea is that energy companies help pay for energy-saving improvements in homes to meet their obligations under the ECO scheme.