The Storage Heater Replacement Grant

What is the Storage Heater Replacement Grant?

The storage heater replacement grant is a part of the governmentโ€™s ECO scheme (Energy Company Obligation) which is a UK government energy efficiency scheme to help reduce fuel poverty and carbon emissions.

Do I Qualify for the Storage Heater Replacement Grant?

The UK government ECO scheme has certain requirements for those who apply for free electric storage heaters. But donโ€™t worry! You can check whether youโ€™re eligible on our website. The ECO3 Scheme eligibility check takes only a couple of minutes. And once you’ve submitted all the details and are successful, one of our Energy Advisors will contact you to arrange a fully funded free electric storage heater upgrade.

The Government storage heater replacement grant applications are now open for Oct 2021.
Elnur Ecombi Electric Storage Heater Replacement

Am I Eligible for the Storage Heater Replacement Grant?

Here are the requirements you will need in order to qualify for the UK government grants to replace storage heaters:

  • You are home owners or rent it from a private landlord (who you will need permission from).
  • Your main source of heating is electricity (e.g. old electric storage heaters, electric panels or radiators)
  • You receive one of the qualifying benefits*

*in some instances, you can still be eligible via the Flexible Eligibility (LA Flex) in the Energy Company Obligation Scheme even if you do not claim any benefits from the UK government.

What are the Qualifying Benefits for the Storage Heater Replacement Grant?

  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Child Benefit
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income Support
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Mobility Supplement
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Tax Credits (Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits)
  • Universal Credit
Do you have any of these incomerelated employment qualifying benefits and the other requirements? You are likely to be eligible for a storage heater grant from the UK government’s ECO scheme.

The Storage Heater Replacement Grant – check if you qualify

Why Should I Apply For the Storage Heater Replacement Grant?

This government grant is a part of the ECO3 scheme which wants to provide affordable heating systems to all UK households, including the low income ones. Modern energy efficient electric storage heaters are designed for high-heat retention and will likely lower your heating and electricity bills so your property can have affordable warmth.

Modern storage heaters can have a hefty initial cost for those with low incomes and are vulnerable, but the storage heater grant can fund the supply of the heater and we do all the installation for you and provide you with affordable warmth!

New electric storage heater grant
Elnur Storage Heater Replacement

What Brand of Free Electric Storage Heaters are Available?

Here at UK Energy Supply, we have teamed up with Elnur (Gabarron) to provide electric storage heaters to UK households.

We made this decision as Elnur (Gabarron) has unrivalled quality in the manufacturing of their electric storage heaters to ensure your home is heated effectively with cost efficiency.

Why is the Elnur (Gabarron) Ecombi Electric Heater the Best for my Home?

With the UK government ECO scheme, the storage heater grant must install the most energy efficient electric storage heaters available, which we believe Elnur does.

Elnur Ecombi HHR modern electric heaters have:

  • Cooling Fan Assistance Program
  • Integrated Storage/Direct Acting
  • A modern high heat retention
  • Slim panel design
  • Stays relatively cool to the touch
  • Temperature control to avoid overheating

They are also maintenance free so they require no annual maintenance checks and the storage heating technology has a reliable life expectancy.

And you can get this all for free if you have the correct qualifying benefits.

Check if you can install it for your home for free.

Ecombi Elnur Electric Storage Heater Replacement

Elnur Ecombi HHR modern electric heaters have:


Fan assistance


Integrated Storage


High-heat retention


Slim panel size so it takes up less space


Cool to the touch


Temperature accurate to not overheat a room

How is the Storage Heater Replacement Grant Calculated?

If you have found out youโ€™re eligible for the energy efficient storage heaters, you may be wondering how much this storage heater grant is. This is dependent on several factors:

  • The type of home you and your family live in
  • The amount of bedrooms there are in the house
  • Whether there are cavity walls or solid walls in your home
  • How insulated your house is

This is all due to the fact that they will be calculating the potential savings that could be made in energy savings. Your grant would be increased by having more efficient modern electric storage heaters installed. The vast majority of homeowners have got their storage heaters installed for free!


Type of home


Number of bedrooms


Type of Walls



This is a government backed grant

UK GOV website address

What If I Donโ€™t Like my Modern Electric Storage Heater?

Some property owners (and private landlords) worry that they wonโ€™t get along with their new storage heater. This could be because they are unsure how to use it properly or they do not alter the heating controls of their storage heater regularly. By changing the temperature controls regularly, it will have a direct bearing on the heater running costs.

Here are a few things to remember about your storage heater if you are eligible for the government grant:

  • There is a settling in period after installation where you may have to adjust the temperature setting more often to discover your ideal comfort level.
  • The temperature dials can be altered whether it is hot or cold, much like a shower dial.
  • The heater time settings need to be changed when the clocks go forward or backwards.
  • The charging period of energy efficient storage heaters is usually between 12am-7am, however your energy provider may operate differently, therefore, the default charging program should be altered accordingly.
  • The economy 7 storage heaters use electricity to warm up during off-peak hours at night making your energy tariffs cheaper.

Apply Today for a Storage Heater Replacement Grant

The government grant will only be available until 2022 so contact us now, so you donโ€™t miss out. Apply for the Storage Heater Replacement Grant before bad weather, cold temperatures and high bills catch you of guard.