What is Eco?

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) could enable you to get funding to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Under the ECO scheme, gas and electricity suppliers such as British Gas, Eon, Npower, SSE, EDF Energy and Scottish Power are obligated to help households which require measures to increase their energy efficiency. Under the ECO scheme, the following measures are available to increase the energy efficiency of your house;

Loft insulation
Cavity wall insulation
Solid wall insulation
Underfloor insulation
Boiler replacement/repair

These measures are tailored to reduce the cost of keeping your house warm and help decrease the amount of carbon emissions. To avail the above listed measures, you need to be a home owner and recipient of some certain benefits. According to the government, from April 2015 to September 2018, approximately 800,000 have benefitted from the ECO scheme. A further 75,000 people have availed these benefits under the new ECO3 scheme.

The new ECO3 scheme, which runs from December 2018 to 31 March 2022, is exclusively targeted at customers who have low income or living in fuel poverty. A total of 6.5 million households are eligible under the ECO3 scheme. The scheme aims at providing energy efficiency measures to 900,000 homes every year. Around 35,000 households will have their broken heating systems replaced around 17,000 will have their solid walls improved. According to the scheme, suppliers need to deliver a total of 15% of energy efficiency measures in rural areas and 10% of those can be the instalment of new and innovative products like devices that can enable homeowners to manage the energy efficiency of their homes.

How Do I Qualify For Free Boiler Grant

You can qualify for free boiler and underfloor insulation under government ECO3 funding grants if you meet the following criteria. The following requirements are needed to ensure that you qualify for the ECO3 funding

Owner occupied Property, owner must live at the property

Existing Boiler needs to be minimum 6 years old or installed 6 years ago.

To qualify for free underfloor insulation and boiler, your ground level floor’s 50% area must be timbered floor/wooden or have a cellar underneath the ground floor of the property.

Any member of household or family living at the property must receive any one of the qualifying benefit.

List of Qualifying Benefits

Child Tax Credit
Working Tax Credit
Pension Guaranteed Credit
Income related Employment Support Allowance
Income based Job Seekers Allowance
Income Support
Disability Living Allowance
Personal Independence Payment
Attendance Allowance
Carer’s Allowance
Sever Disablement Allowance
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits
Ministry of Justice Benefits
War Pensions Mobility Supplement
Constant Attendance Allowance
Armed Forces Independence Payment
Child Benefit (Income Based)

Free boiler with insulation grants are only available to homeowners. Electric storage heaters and first time central heating (FTCH) grants are open to both homeowners and private tenants with the landlords permission.

Apply today and find out if you are eligible

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