The new ECO grant scheme, known as Eco 4, is a government-backed initiative designed to help households combat fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions. This scheme is particularly targeted towards homes that are in need of energy-efficient upgrades and that have an EPC rating of E or below. Various free heating grants can now be taken advantage of across most parts of the UK.
In the past, the scheme was only available to those who were receiving benefits and had never had central heating installed before. However, the criteria have now been relaxed, and more areas have opened up, making it easier for homeowners to apply for these grants. Homeowners who are not receiving benefits can now apply for the fully funded grants for gas central heating, air source heat pumps, high heat retention storage heaters, solar panels, and insulation upgrades.
To qualify for the grant, your property must have an EPC rating of E or below and a gross household income below £31,000. This grant can cover up to 100% of the cost of installing the new heating system, which can save homeowners hundreds of pounds on their annual energy bills.
Applying for the grant is easy and straightforward. Simply fill out a short form on the Warmer Home UK website, and a thorough analysis will be conducted to determine eligibility. If approved, Warmer Home UK will handle everything from the survey to the installation of the new heating system.
It’s worth noting that there is no obligation to apply for the grant, and many eligible homeowners remain unaware of this opportunity. By taking advantage of this scheme, homeowners can enjoy a warmer, more energy-efficient home while saving money on their energy bills.