This article was provided by Warmshires Plumbing & Heating Solutions
The UK Government launched a scheme called Energy Company Obligation, so that they can fight back fuel scarcity. Six large companies like EDF Energy, SSE, Npower, British gas, EON and Scottish Power have raised funds for ECO to help people who are in need of saving energy bills.
If you are searching for boiler finance, you need to go online and fill up a form. Boiler grants are also available to replace inefficient boilers. Only home owners and tenants can request for boilers who qualify for certain benefits.
Once your application is approved, an inspection will be done of your house. Once you get a green signal from agency, you can get your replacement boiler within 2-3 months. After installing it helps in saving energy and money. To get boiler finance you need to meet certain qualifications
- If you are not a private tenant then you will have to take consent from your landlord. For that you need to get verbal tenancy agreement signed.
- The scheme is valid for non condensing boilers if they are 86% efficient.
- Your existing boiler should be either five years old or less than 86% efficient, which falls under the rating of band C and D.
- Before applying for boiler grant, you should be sure that you are getting any of the benefits like Pension Guarantee Credit, Universal Credit or Child Tax Credit.
Landlords are suggested to take the advantage of ECO scheme, since each tenant now has the right to request them to apply for boiler grant. In this economy where time and money is important, everyone will want to save on their huge energy bills.