The Government-backed ECO (Energy Companies Obligation) boiler grant scheme is due to be extended until March 2018.
ECO grants were introduced in 2013 as part of drive to improve the carbon footprint of the UK. Old or inefficient gas boilers pump high levels of carbon dioxide into the environment.
ECO provides funding from the major energy companies for free boiler replacement (up to 100%) and home insulation for low income households in England, Scotland & Wales who claim a specific combination of benefits or tax credits, and who’s existing boiler is old or inefficient.
Free boiler installations ECO Part One
The table below lists the number of energy efficiency measures (free boilers, heating & insulation products) installed in the UK from 2013 until August 2015 under the ECO grant scheme.
Free boiler installations ECO Part 2
The table below lists the number of energy efficiency measures (free boilers, heating & insulation products) installed in the UK under ECO 2 until June 2016
ECO 3 boiler grants
Consultations are underway to finalise plans for ECO 3 which will run from March 2017 until March 2018.
Free boiler grants can still be claimed throughout the UK. Find out here if you qualify for a gas boiler replacement free of charge – Free boiler replacement grant.