Boiler Grants website helps consumers apply for free grants

9th Feb 2015

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boiler grants logoThis week Boiler Grants has launched its brand new website with a focus on making it even quicker and easier for people to find out if they qualify for a grant.

The website aims to help home owners and private tenants apply for a free grant towards a new boiler as part of the Energy Company Obligation scheme. Boiler Grants is the go to place for energy consumers to check whether they qualify for a free energy efficient boiler.

Boiler Grants is part of the Holmes Media group of websites, which includes Boiler Guide and Solar Guide. Consumers can visit the website to determine whether they qualify for a free boiler grant simply by answering a few questions.

Boiler grants have been introduced by the Government to help vulnerable households, including people on a low income, to heat their homes more efficiently by replacing their old boiler for free. Available to consumers living in England, Scotland and Wales, to be eligible for a boiler grant you must own your own home or rent from a private landlord. Your boiler must also be at least 10 years old to qualify, and you must be in receipt of certain benefits, tax credits and allowances.

Once a boiler hits a certain age, it will no longer be operating as efficiently as it once was. So it’s advisable to replace a boiler if it’s more than 10 years old and by doing so you’ll have the advantage of:

  • Making your home more energy efficient
  • Not to mention warmer and a more comfortable place to live
  • And you’ll also be able to lower your annual heating bill by as much as £320

Upon the websites original launch, David Holmes, founder of Boiler Grants said: “Just this week energy regulator Ofgem has predicted that the country’s reliance on imported gas will continue to impact on our energy bills for the foreseeable future, which unfortunately means bills will keep on rising. So it’s down to us as responsible energy consumers to become more energy efficient if we want to keep our energy bills as low as possible.

“Key to doing that is to install an energy saving new boiler. What’s so great about Government boiler grants like the ECO grant, is that qualifying vulnerable households, particularly people on low incomes who are living in poorly heated homes, will have the opportunity to replace their ageing energy inefficient boiler with a modern energy saving new boiler for free.”

For more information about ECO boiler grants, qualifying criteria and to apply for a Government boiler grant visit www.boilergrants.co.uk