How Can I Save Money? A Boiler Grant Could HelpJuly 8, 2021
Free widely available replacement boilers for homes are available through the ever-growing Eco, a Government free boiler scheme that was set up in partnership with councils to assist low-income families access essential home efficiency improvements, to cut the cost of heating the homes they live in, and also to cut their carbon footprints. The number of qualified people looking into and taking advantage of the Eco boiler grants is growing seemingly by the day. The amount of energy wasted in Britain is among the highest in the world, largely as a result of the widespread use of gas and other forms of fossil fuels, such as coal. By replacing inefficient traditional boilers with new, more efficient models, this Government scheme not only helps cut energy bills, it also saves British taxpayers’ money by helping to create new jobs.
How can you get your hands on one of these new boilers? The key to getting one of these eco friendly devices is firstly to find out whether you qualify for the scheme that’s being run in your area. There are three routes you can take: first, by applying directly for the grants; secondly, by applying for grants through the utility companies who have agreed to participate in the scheme; or thirdly, by looking into and signing up to an approved boiler buyer scheme. In the case of the utility companies, these tend to be the British Gas Power Company schemes, but there are many others around the country.
Another route to take when looking for your new boiler is to scour the newspapers for any deals being conducted. As well as this being a great way of finding any deals that are currently available, it can be a useful tool when it comes to finding any national, regional or local schemes that may be running as well. The beauty of the Eco boiler scheme is that you can keep your old boiler but make the necessary improvements and upgrade to take advantage of the scheme. This way you’ll have all the advantages of the government grants but will also get cash that you can actually use to pay for your new boiler.
As mentioned, the main advantage of getting involved with any of these Eco boiler schemes is to get money that you can actually use. You may qualify to get cash for installing a new boiler, or for making some of the maintenance changes that are required to improve your carbon emissions. Depending on the scheme you’re going into, this could be anywhere from a few hundred to thousands of pounds, so it’s a great opportunity to save money. Even better than that, if you’re able to make the changes that you need, even if they don’t improve your energy bills, the government may compensate you for them in later years, helping you to make up the savings from not having to make further changes to your boiler.
The final option to check out when looking for free boiler installation and replacement boiler finance is to look at the online options. Many people choose to go online to compare the different loans and terms and conditions that are available before deciding which one is right for them. This is a great way to get an idea of what different companies offer and also how much they cost, along with other key elements such as the repayment period, the percentage you can expect to have to repay and the total value of the package. You can often find free quotes online that can be used in conjunction with a quote from a company that may be able to provide you with a customised loan. By doing this, you can ensure that you get the best deal possible and that you can fit your needs into the terms and conditions of a government scheme.
By remembering that there are a number of different government schemes available to help you cut down on your monthly energy costs, whether it’s a boiler grant, a new boiler or a DIY system upgrade, you’ll be able to make the most of your energy efficiency. These grants are likely to be available throughout the year, which means you may not even have to search for them. However, if you’re looking to cut back on your costs quickly then it is highly likely that you will find the grants that are most helpful to you.