Government grants for free boiler replacements are still available in 2017-18
Government boiler grants which provide funding for free boiler replacement are still available throughout the UK. Free gas boilers are available as part of the Government-led Energy Companies Obligation (ECO).
The ECO boiler scheme is designed to help reduce the Carbon Footprint of the UK by enabling the installation of energy-efficient gas boilers in homes across the country. The boiler scheme, originally due to end in March 2015, has now been extended until 2017.
ECO boiler grants are means tested and designed to help those who cannot afford the cost of replacing their existing gas boiler.
Those in receipt of Pension Credits, Tax Credits and a range of benefits may qualify for a new boiler installation completely free of charge.
Energy efficient boilers function at a higher rate of efficiency and so help the environment by reducing Carbon Dioxide emissions. An efficient boiler uses less power to heat your home and hot water and therefore also reduces your domestic energy bills.
The full criteria for boiler grant qualification in 2017 can be found here – free boiler application.
Find out more info on the free boiler grant scheme at free boilers.