Back Boiler Removal Grant
Back boiler removal grants have been introduced to help homeowners in the UK replace inefficient back boilers with more energy-efficient heating systems.
In this article we cover back boiler replacement through the boiler upgrade scheme, boiler grants such as ECO4 Scheme, and how to apply for a back boiler removal grant as well as free boiler upgrades.
Back Boiler Removal Grant applications are now open for: December 2023. Start to find out if you're eligible for full funding.
Use our free Back Boiler Removal Grant application and checking service below.
As part of the ECO4 government scheme for free heating measures upgrades, back boiler removal grants may be available to you if you:
- Are a homeowner
- Claim one of the qualifying income-related and welfare benefits
- Live in a property with a low EPC rating (poorly heated property)
Start by finding out if you qualify for the back boiler grant below
A no-obligation survey will be scheduled by our Energy Advisor and if your property qualifies, an installation will follow
You can now enjoy lower bills and a more energy-efficient home!
What is a Back Boiler?
A back boiler is a heating system commonly installed in the past, typically situated behind a fireplace. Although they were popular in their time, back boilers are now considered outdated and inefficient, leading to higher energy bills as well as increased carbon emissions. You can learn more about them from our blog: The Ultimate Guide to Back Boiler Replacement.
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme
The government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme provides financial assistance for property owners to replace their old boilers with newer, more energy-efficient models. This scheme is part of the larger carbon saving obligation initiative to reduce carbon emissions and help households save on their heating bills.
Upgrading your boiler can lead to significant savings on your energy bills, improve the energy efficiency of your home, and make your carbon footprint lower than ever. With a new boiler installation, homeowners can expect to save up to a few hundret pounds per year on their heating and getting help with gas and electric bills.
This is a government backed scheme
Removing Your Back Boiler and Replacing It with an Energy-Efficient Model
Back Boiler Replacement Grant Options
When removing your back boiler, you’ll need to consider which energy-efficient boilers may be suitable for your home. Here are some popular options:
A combi boiler is a compact and energy-saving heating system that provides hot water and central heating. It’s an excellent option for homeowners who are looking to save space and reduce energy bills with their new boiler.
Biomass boilers use wood pellets or chips as fuel, making them an eco-friendly heating solution. They’re ideal for those who want a renewable energy source and have access to a steady biomass fuel supply.
Air source heat pumps
What is the difference between a back boiler and a gas boiler?
A back boiler is an older heating system typically installed behind a fireplace. In contrast, a new gas boiler is more modern and uses less energy heating system that uses natural gas as fuel. Gas boilers are more cost-effective and environmentally friendly than back boilers or even the best electric heating systems.
Who Qualifies for a Boiler Grant in the UK?
If you’re wondering Who Qualifies for a Boiler Grant in the UK the answer is it really depends on few factors: mainly weather you want to replace an old back boiler or instal a new combi boiler among other reasons.
How can I apply for a free boiler grant or a boiler replacement grant?
To apply for free boilers as part of the boiler replacement grant, first, check your eligibility based on factors such as your household income, the age of your boiler, and the type of property you own. If you’re eligible, we will contact you to schedule a survey to assess your home and recommend the most suitable heating system, followed by an installation. All that at no cost to you!
Can I replace my old back boiler with a combi boiler or biomass boiler?
Yes, you can replace your old back boiler with a more energy-saving combi boiler. Combi boilers provide a compact and cost-effective solution. Biomass boilers are mostly considered for commercial customers, where they can be more cost-effective.
Are there grants available for cavity wall insulation and heat pumps?
Yes, there are grants available under the UK government’s ECO scheme to support the installation of cavity wall insulation (see insulation grants) and heat pump. These grants aim to decrease energy loss from homes and reduce carbon emissions in low-income households.
Are there any upfront costs or fees associated with applying for a boiler grant?
There are no upfront costs or fees for eligible households when applying for a new boiler with UKES. However, if you don’t qualify for the grant, but you want to proceed and pay for the service, we can help. It is essential to discuss the details with a specialist.
Are there any safety concerns associated with old back boilers?
Yes, old back boilers can pose safety concerns due to the potential for carbon monoxide leaks and the lack of replacement parts. Upgrading to a newer boiler can improve the safety and efficiency of your heating system.
What is the process of receiving a free boiler or boiler replacement grant if you're claiming benefits?
If you claim benefits to receive a free boiler or boiler replacement grant, first check your eligibility based on your current benefits and other criteria as not all of them will entitle you to receive the grant. If eligible, we will contact you to conduct a free survey and help you apply for the grant. Upon approval, your old boiler will be replaced with a new, energy-saving heating measure at no cost to you.