IF EVERY HOUSEHOLD WITH GAS CENTRAL HEATING INSTALLED A HIGH EFFICIENCY BOILER, 13 MILLION TONNES OF CO2 WOULD BE KEPT FROM REACHING THE EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE
Apply today you may qualify under the governments ECO scheme. A member of our team will be in touch to book your free survey
Under the current scheme your property must have at least 50% suspended floorboards on the ground floor to allow underfloor insulation to be installed, your boiler must be 7+ years old, boilers under 7 years old are excluded as the scheme makes the assumption that it will be more cost effective to repair your current boiler, than to have it replaced and you must be an owner occupier to qualify. All three of these criteria must be satisfied as both energy efficiency measures must be installed to improve the energy performance of the property enough, to justify the cost of the measures.
Underfloor insulation will prevent heat loss and help eliminate drafts from entering via the gaps between the floor and the ground. Insulation impedes temperature change, meaning less energy is needed to maintain your chosen temperature. More than 10 percent of an average home’s heat is lost through the floor. This percentage can be much higher in older homes with hardwood floors—or floors made of other materials that conduct heat and cold. By preventing this heat loss with underfloor insulation, homeowners will see an energy bill savings of at least 10 percent and therefore less carbon emissions are produced. This has the impact of reducing an individual household’s carbon footprint, in the process aiding the government’s overall aim of drastically reducing carbon emissions across the UK.
Research has shown that boiler models that are seven years or more in age only operate at around 65% of their full efficiency. This means that as much as 35p of every pound spent on heating costs is being wasted. As a comparison, your new A-rated boiler would run at no less than 90% efficiency, meaning a loss of 10p per pound at most. Aside from the financial benefits, having a new boiler installed can also be extremely beneficial to the environment. Using a new energy efficient boiler means that less energy is required to heat a home and therefore less carbon emissions are produced. This has the impact of reducing an individual household’s carbon footprint, in the process aiding the government’s overall aim of drastically reducing carbon emissions across the UK.
The ECO scheme has helped thousands of households by allowing the installation of energy efficiency measures, helping combat the rising global temperatures and increasing carbon content in the atmosphere, these measures are funded by the leading energy suppliers, such as EDF Energy, Scottish Power, SSE, EON UK, Npower and British Gas. Supporting the government in the effort to reach to reduce emission 100% by 2050.
Provided that your application is approved, you will obtain numerous benefits from underfloor installation and a new efficient boiler. The installation alone if funded without the grant would approximately amount to £3000, parts and labour. Once installed you as the homeowner can save up to £400 on your annual energy bills, in addition to this you can save on the cost of maintenance, insurance, servicing and repairs which are necessary when running an old inefficient boiler. With a new installation, you won’t have the inconvenience of the boiler aftercare. Another important benefit is the fact that you’ll reduce your carbon footprint, this is an environmentally friendly option which could lead to healthier surroundings.
Government grants have benefited thousands of households in the United Kingdom. No benefits are required for you to be eligible. It is vital that you are the owner of your home, your boiler is not less than seven years old and you have at least 50% suspended floorboards on the ground floor.
When you qualify for the grant, depending on your property type and the number of bedrooms, there are two possibilities. In some cases, there may be a small contribution towards installation. However, many households qualify to receive complete funding. This is due to the fact that some houses don’t release as much carbon emissions as others. You will be able to find the funding of your property in our FAQ’s section. A surveyor will contact you to arrange a date to complete the survey of the property. We will then process the application and arrange a date and time for your installations.
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