Free Gas Central Heating Grants - everything you need to know!
No Central Heating? No Problem!
You should be eligible for a FREE GAS CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM GRANT
This funded scheme doesn’t require being on Benefits in Greater Manchester or some Merseyside areas.
How can this funding help you?
If your home qualifies you could get the below benefits FREE
Free Gas Central Heating Grants
Central heating grants, whether for first-timers or otherwise, are part of government intervention plans to assist low-income households to afford standard heating systems. Funded by utility companies, these funds are directly under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.
However, the process of accessing central heating grants can be cumbersome. That is why we take it upon ourselves at Energihaven to help householders like you get the best outcome from applying.
But before we highlight our process, let’s clear a few misunderstandings about the commonly used terms in heating grants.
Understanding The Different Forms Of Heating Grants
First Time Central Heating (FTCH) Grants
FTCH grants are streamlined for homeowners and private tenants with no history of central heating. Like the name, the grants will help the households navigate the cost of installing heating systems for the first time.
While the grants often cover the entire installation cost, this is not always the case. Either way, if successful, your household would receive a significant, no-repayment fund towards alleviating fuel poverty.
Free Central Heating Grants
This term is only extra for emphasis. Ordinarily, grants require no repayment; they are free. Besides, in the case of central heating grants, the sponsors are clearly stated.
Central heating grants are part of the ECO scheme – a government intervention sponsored by utility companies. You can think of the funds as a form of corporate social responsibility.
Free Gas Central heating Grants
If your home doesn’t already use a heating system powered by gas, you can access a first-time gas heating grant. The processes and requirements are similar to FTCH. The only difference is the power source.
Regardless of the term you know, we can improve your chances of securing a central heating grant. Here is how we will help:
Am i eligible? Check the process
Checking Your Eligibility Status
Before we can help you, you must be eligible for receiving the heating grants. And we don’t require any “extra” eligibility tests. You only need to meet the government-required standards as follows:
• First, you must either be a low-income homeowner or a private renter (with your landlord’s permission).
• More importantly, you must already enjoy at least of these benefits:
◦ Armed Forces Independence Payment
◦ Attendance Allowance
◦ Carer’s Allowance
◦ Child Benefit
◦ Child Tax Credits
◦ Constant Attendance Allowance
◦ Disability Living Allowance
◦ Employment and support allowance (income-related)
◦ Income Support
◦ Industrial injuries disablement benefit
◦ Jobseeker’s allowance (Income-based)
◦ Mobility supplement
◦ Pension Credit (guarantee)
◦ Personal independence payment
◦ Severe disablement allowance
◦ Universal credit
◦ War Pension Mobility Supplement
◦ Working tax credit
Note: child benefit requires “extra” rules on income before it can automatically qualify you for central heating grants.
• Furthermore, Housing Association homes require an EPC rating of E, F, or G to qualify for heating grants.
• Unlike Housing Association homes, rented residences must meet an EPC rating of A, B, C, D, or E.
Central heating grants are available for you if your home is currently heated by any of the following systems: electric room heaters, fan heaters, inefficient electric storage heaters, LPG room heaters, oil room heaters, fossil fuel room heaters, etc.
In addition, The installer may also check other eligibility like Loft insulation, underfloor insulation, roof insulation, cavity wall insulation and solid wall insulation (External and Internal).
Complete The Online Form
After meeting the eligibility requirements of heating grants, see if you qualify by filling out a short application form on our site. Don’t worry; it only asks simple questions to substantiate your application.
On completing the form, our grant team will evaluate your application. If successful, a survey will follow to ensure that you receive all the funds you need to install your new central heating system. The funding assessment aside, the survey also includes tips to help you attain energy efficiency.
Grant Claiming And Installation
After pushing your application to the right channels, we’ll guide the process until you fully receive your central heating grant. And if you like, you could engage for ECO-recommendation installation.
Either way, rest assured of getting the funds to reduce your energy bills.
While you’re at it, you can even check our free loft insulation service!
Even now, we understand if you have doubts about heating grants. You might be wondering if there are any hidden charges. Fortunately, there isn’t any hidden agenda. Instead, you will enjoy several benefits.
The Benefits Of Applying For A Central Heating Grant
Central heating grants will cost you nothing aside from a minimal amount of time and effort. Since you have nothing to lose, don’t hold yourself back from applying today. And you don’t have to worry about failure. With us, you can rest assured that your application is highly likely be successful, and you’ll receive the grant.
Reduced Energy Bills
Already, you run on a tight budget. But all that could change with a successful central heating grant application. For starters, you will spend little to nothing on the system installation.
Also, your energy bills will reduce immensely because of the new setup. Ultimately, you’ll save money and be able to use the savings for other purposes as you see fit.
It Is Environmentally Friendly
The result of the grant, a central heating system, is considerably more reliable than other heating methods. It reduces carbon emissions and protects the planet. More importantly, the system comes with the latest technologies that automatically switch between modes to save you from high energy bills.
Overall, you’ll only enjoy the stated benefits if your central heating grants are successful. That is where we, Energihaven, come in!
Why Should You Trust Us?
We have helped hundreds of homeowners in Bolton and the NorthWest to secure boiler and central heating grants. So, rest assured that we know how to get you great results.
Our experience and result-oriented grant team aside, we understand the working conditions of heating systems. More importantly, we work in partnership with licensed ECO installers.
Overall, you’ll have the knowledge and experience on your side to help you win a central heating grant and expertly install the system.
That said, here is what you can expect when you instruct us to secure your central heating grant:
What Is Included In The Central Heating Grant?
If you’re still undecided about central heating grants, check out these extra benefits:
Top-rated Boilers & Radiators
One of the benefits of heating grants is the opportunity of working with quality contractors. Now, you can stop worrying about budget-influenced cheap workmanship. You will have access to a pool of the top tradesmen and access to high quality, energy efficient radiators and boilers.
Without grants, the chances are that you might not get magnetic filters. Well, we don’t have to go down that route. Now, you can get the best add-ons for your heating system to prevent blockages and improve its lifespan.
Thermostatic Radiator Valves
The heating grants will also help you get quality thermostatic radiator valves. These are controls which determine how much your radiators heat up.
Pipes And Fittings
With the perfect ECO installer, your grant will cover the cost of quality pipes, fittings, and even protective chemicals. Together, these components will ensure your boiler lasts you for a long time.
So, are you ready to get all the benefits that come with a central heating grant? Apply now!
Or do you still have questions? Check our free gas central heating enquiries for assurance!
Also, we have some FAQs about heating grants. Check them out below:
Central Heating Grants FAQs Answered
Can I Get A Grant For A Central Heating System?
Yes! You can get a brand new centrally heated system for free. However, you must meet the requirements of the ECO scheme to improve your chances. First, you must either be a homeowner or a private tenant. Most importantly, being a beneficiary of other benefits will qualify you as a low-income household.
Who Is Entitled To Free Gas Central Heating?
Anyone who passes the eligibility test of heating grants is entitled to a free gas central heating grant. Retirees, pensioners and older applicants can also be eligible. However, your location also matters. For example, the government-schemed ECO only covers England, Scotland, and Wales.
Who Qualifies For First Time Central Heating Grants?
Anyone who hasn’t installed a central heating system qualifies for FTCH grants. The process could even be faster if you have access to the qualifying benefits.
However, note that the FTCH grants sometimes don’t cover all the costs of central heating systems. Nonetheless, rest assured that you’ll receive a considerable sum to ease the cost.
Can You Still Access FTCH Grant When You Didn’t Claim The Qualifying Benefits?
Yes! We helped many homeowners access FTCH grants, even when they didn’t claim qualifying benefits such as working tax or universal credit. The truth is that none of that (the qualifying benefits) matters as long as your household income per annum is less than £25,000.
Note: even when you earn less than £25,000 annually, your property (rented) must still meet an EPC rating of E, F, or G.
Is There A Limit For FTCH Grant?
In our experience, there is no limit on heating grants. Instead, homeowners and private tenants only get a fund that matches the cost of installing a central heating system in their homes. And because the types and sizes of properties vary, the approved grants also vary.
Nonetheless, you can expect a range of £2,300 to £5,500; that is the average cost of installing a central heating system across the UK.
How Much time does it take for central heating to be installed in my home?
Central heating installation generally takes one or two days, but this may vary depending on the size and complexity of your home. The first day is generally spent on the installation of the boiler and the radiators, while the second day is generally spent on the installation of the plumbing and the wiring.
If your home already has a gas line, the installation will be much simpler and take less time. If your home does not have a gas line, the installation will take longer, as a gas line will need to be installed.
What If You Are Not Eligible For Central Heating Grants?
Not everyone will be eligible for the government’s ECO-funded grants. Even so, other bodies may be able to assist. For example, you could try the Green Deal Finance scheme.
Unlike the ECO scheme, Green Deal Finance is a loan; it uses the savings on your heating bills to offset your loan repayments. That way, you won’t feel the extra pressure of debt.
If you don’t like Green Deal Finance, we can offer you personalized help. With us at Energihaven, you can get a new boiler at a discounted price. And we don’t have any rigid requirements. All you need to do is contact us. Do that, and get a discounted quote within a day.
If you’re ready, you can even get started with the discounted quote now!