Boiler Grants for Bristol
The ECO 4 Boiler Grants scheme is a government initiative designed to help low-income families in Bristol and Somerset improve the energy efficiency of their homes by installing more efficient boilers and upgrading or insulating their homes.
The ECO scheme is aimed at homeowners struggling with the cost of heating their homes and living in properties with outdated, inefficient heating systems. The ECO 4 scheme allows eligible homeowners to replace their old, inefficient boilers for free. This means that families struggling to keep their homes warm can benefit from a new, more efficient boiler that will help reduce their energy bills and keep their homes warm and comfortable.
Qualifications for a New Boiler
To qualify for a new boiler on the ECO 4 scheme, you must be the homeowner, and your current boiler must be broken or inefficient. You must also receive at least one benefit, such as Income Support or Housing Benefit. This means that the scheme targets those most in need of assistance who may struggle to keep up with the cost of heating their homes.
All newly installed boilers under the ECO 4 scheme must be efficient, i.e. condensing, and include a timer, a room thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) on all radiators outside the room containing the thermostat. Installers must also carry out hydraulic balancing following the installation of the boiler to a wet central heating system to ensure that the central heating system is balanced. This ensures the new boiler is installed to the highest standards and is as efficient as possible.
If your property is heated by an inefficient heating system, such as a non-condensing boiler, it can be upgraded to an efficient boiler. If your current boiler is not broken, you may still be eligible for a new boiler under the ECO 4 scheme if it is inefficient and contributes to high energy bills.
Contact Eco-Home Network for Assistance
Eco-Home Network is working with households in Bristol and Somerset to claim ECO 4 grants using the Government's ECO scheme. Suitable households can now obtain an ECO 4 grant, depending on their current circumstances, property type, and EPC rating. This means that even if you are unsure whether you qualify for the ECO 4 scheme, it is worth contacting Eco-Home Network to learn more.
Benefits of the Boiler Grants Scheme
The Boiler Grants scheme is an excellent initiative helping low-income families in Bristol and Somerset to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. By providing free, efficient boilers to those who need them most, the scheme is helping reduce energy bills and improve the quality of life for those struggling to keep their homes warm. If you think you may be eligible for the ECO 4 scheme, we encourage you to contact Eco-Home Network to learn more.
Is the government currently providing free boilers in Bristol?
The government provides Bristol's free boilers under the ECO 4 Boiler Grants scheme. However, the scheme is only available for homeowners who meet specific criteria, such as receiving a qualifying benefit and having an inefficient or broken boiler.
What is the new boiler grant for pensioners in Bristol?
The new boiler grant for pensioners in Bristol is available through the ECO 4 Boiler Grants scheme. It is specifically for pensioners who receive Pension Credit guarantee credit, Pension Credit savings credit, or meet the Flex criteria.