Householders who rent their home from a local council or a housing association, and those in shared ownership homes do not qualify for the first time central heating grants scheme.
FIRST TIME CENTRAL HEATING
First time Central Heating grants are available for the installation of central heating systems into homes which do not have, and have not previously had a central heating system. For the purposes of the ECO Scheme and to qualify for first time central heating grants, the new central heating system to be installed must be a system which provides space heating through a boiler, connected to radiators.
What Is First Time Central Heating
Central heating is the main way most houses across the UK are heated and as the name suggests, heat is generated in one ‘central’ place and then distributed around the property. If your property uses electricity to heat your home you may find that your bills are becoming increasingly more expensive.
The Government ECO scheme now offers First time Central Heating Grants cover up to 100% of the cost of installing a new gas central heating system in domestic premises which have never had a central heating system.
Heating grants have been available on the Government ECO scheme for a number of years however, you can now also apply for funding to install a gas central heating system, complete with pipes and radiators.
An average property using electric radiators can save up to £1,000 per year by moving to a brand new efficient gas central heating system. For properties that do not have gas mains nearby, we can work with you to install a stand-alone LPG Gas System. The only difference is your fuel would be delivered by road and connected manually to the property.
DID YOU KNOW?
Most properties will save an average of £350 - £1,000 a year when replacing plug-in Electric Heaters, Electric Storage Heaters, Coal Fires or Gas Fires with a new, more efficient Gas or LPG Central Heating system with radiators.
EXAMPLE OF FIRST TIME CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM
DOES MY HOME QUALIFY FOR FIRST TIME CENTRAL HEATING?
1. You must be a home owner, or a tenant in a privately rented home.
2. Your home must have either no heating at all or one of the following heating systems:
The relevant heating system used to assess your eligibility for First Time Central Heating Grants is that which appears as the ‘Main Heating’ system on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for your home
3. You must receive at least one of the Qualifying Benefits, or qualify under ECO Flex Rules
To qualify for First Time Central Heating Grants, either you or someone living permanently with you, must receive at least one applicable State Benefit, Tax Credit or Other Allowances unless you qualify under ECO Flex Rule. We can advise you if you’re eligible for ECO Flex.
4. Your home must be well insulated
To qualify for First Time Central Heating Grants your home must have adequate loft insulation installed and if it has cavity walls, it must have cavity wall insulation installed.
If it does not have either of these installed at the time of your application, the Euro Energy Group will also be able to arrange this for you.
RELEVANT CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEMS
First time central heating grants provide funding to install the following types of central heating boiler plus radiators, pipework and heating control systems.
- Mains Gas Boiler
- Biomass Boiler
- LPG Boiler
- Air Source Heat Pump
- Ground Source Heat Pump
- Electric Boiler
INTERESTED IN FIRST TIME CENTRAL HEATING
FILL OUT OUR TWO MINUTE APPLICATION TO FIND OUT IF YOU'RE ELIGIBLE TO CLAIM FUNDING
WHO CAN APPLY FOR FUNDING?
You are eligible for ECO if you are a core group customer from scheme year 9 onwards under the Warm Home Discount Scheme or you receive at least one of the following benefits and satisfy the relevant income requirements, where applicable:
Fill out our online two-minute application form
Once we get your application through, one of our team members will contact you and discuss your requirements.
We’ll contact you to discuss needs and book your free home survey
We’re able to advise whether the work is possible and what you would be entitled to receive. We then arrange a home-visit at a time convenient to you.
Our team will visit your home to plan work and confirm requirements
Whilst we’re on-site we will survey the property and check everything is okay ahead of our installation team visiting. We check heating, measure floor-space, even check existing insulation. All pre-checks are dependent on what you require and it will take around 30 minutes.
Our fully-trained and experienced installers will arrive to carry out all improvements
Our fully-trained and experienced installers will arrive and carry out all work required. They will ensure no packaging is left behind and will regularly updated you on progress throughout installation. We will then send any guarantees or documents directly to you.