Free Boilers South Ayrshire

ECO 4 & LEAP Boiler Grant Scheme in South Ayrshire

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Free Boiler Ayr & South Ayrshire

Exciting news for homeowners in South Ayrshire who are eligible for free boilers, including free gas, oil, electric and LPG boiler replacements to people in the area who match certain criteria! Home Renewables Scotland has local representatives in Glasgow with teams of installers surveyors located in South Ayrshire. If you’re a homeowner on specific benefits residing in South Ayrshire, you may qualify for a complimentary new boiler. Kickstart the process by filling out our short contact form today!

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LA Flex Scheme for people in South Ayrshire council area

LA Flex South Ayrshire (Local Authority Scheme) Earnings Under £31,000

The local authority flex scheme or LA flex as its commonly known, provides funding for people working full time and part time earning under £31,000 per annum. This is a breath of fresh air for people in South Ayrshire looking for assistance with installing a new replacement boiler.

Free Boiler For People On Benefits

Here are the essential criteria you must meet to qualify for funding under the Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP) boiler scheme and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO 4) government scheme. Meeting these criteria entitles you to a complimentary boiler installation, swiftly carried out by our team.

If you own a home in Ayr or South Ayrshire and your name appears on the mortgage or relevant paperwork, you may qualify for funding. Additionally, funding is accessible for tenants, landlords, and residents of social housing who meet specific criteria.

Do you currently receive any government benefits? Most types of income related benefits are accepted for free boiler replacement under the ECO 4 scheme. Further down this page, you’ll find the list of benefits accepted under the ECO 4 scheme.

To qualify, you must be over 60 years old and receive Pension Guarantee Credit. However, if you do not receive Pension Guarantee Credit, you may still be eligible if you receive Employment Support Allowance (ESA).

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Free Combi Boilers South Ayrshire

One might expect a free boiler to be of economy quality, but that’s not the case here. In the past, schemes and installers could only promise a “free A-rated boiler” without specifying the brand. With the funding from either the ECO 4 grant or the LEAP boiler scheme, Home Renewables Scotland’s partner installers will install a Worcester Bosch or Baxi combi boiler, both highly regarded brands in the UK market.

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Worcester Combi Boiler

Worcester Bosch stands as the top boiler manufacturer in the United Kingdom. Their combi boilers rank among the most premium brands available in the UK as of 2024. The Worcester Bosch Greenstar range, in particular, has been instrumental in enhancing the brand’s reputation. This model offers an affordable option for a broader range of households while upholding the renowned quality associated with Worcester Bosch.

Baxi Combi Boiler

Baxi stands as one of the largest manufacturers of boilers and domestic water heating systems in Europe. While its operations span across the continent, Baxi’s headquarters are situated in the town of Warwick, United Kingdom.

Similar to Worcester, Baxi offers a diverse selection of combi, system, and heat-only boilers. Our installations primarily focus on their combi boilers. Baxi is another prominent brand in the UK boiler market, offering quality products at a slightly more accessible price point compared to Worcester. Despite this, Baxi boilers are far from being considered “cheap.”

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Free Boiler Replacement South Ayrshire

Free boiler replacement grants normally cover the entire expense associated with replacing your old boiler and installing a new one. In certain instances, we replace outdated system boilers and central heating systems with modern combi boilers and updated systems if more funding is allocated.

For oil and electric boiler replacements, our typical recommendations include transitioning to an air source heat pump, installing solar panels, or converting to a gas boiler and central heating system if a gas meter is present on your property.

Among the more prevalent free boiler replacements are combi-to-combi swaps and upgrades.

Free Boiler Scheme South Ayrshire

For over a decade, both the Scottish and UK Governments have been running free boiler schemes and other initiatives aimed at providing funding for homeowners across the UK. The latest government grant available is the ECO 4 scheme, which commenced in April 2022 and is scheduled to continue until March 31, 2026.

While the LEAP boiler scheme offers a higher likelihood of approval, its funding is set to expire in June 2023. It’s advisable to apply as soon as possible to avoid potential disappointment, though there’s hope for an extension of this scheme.

The UK-wide ECO scheme was initially launched in 2013, offering free boilers to homeowners in the UK who met specific benefit criteria. This opportunity was also available in South Ayrshire and elsewhere in Scotland at the time. Subsequently, in 2015, the home energy and fuel poverty scheme were introduced specifically for homeowners in Scotland.

Boiler Grant South Ayrshire

The ECO 4 grant offers funding for a diverse array of products, encompassing free boilers, central heating systems, solar panels, air source heat pumps, storage heaters, loft insulation, underfloor insulation, internal wall insulation, external wall insulation, cavity wall insulation, and room in roof insulation.

In contrast, the LEAP boiler grant focuses exclusively on providing free boilers and central heating systems.

Occasionally, partial funding grants are accessible, meaning the aforementioned products may not be entirely free but significantly reduced in cost.

Free Boiler For Pensioners South Ayrshire

In Scotland, pensioners are entitled to free boilers. In South Ayrshire, pensioners are eligible for free boiler grants. Determining eligibility is straightforward: To qualify, you must receive Pension Guarantee Credit and be over 60 years old. However, if you’re a pensioner residing in South Ayrshire and don’t receive Pension Guarantee Credit, you may still be eligible if you receive Employment Support Allowance (ESA).

All forms of pension credit are accepted for funding through the LEAP boiler scheme. Additionally, if you’re 65 years or older, you’re highly likely to qualify for a free boiler grant, regardless of your pension type.

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Free Gas Boiler

The most sought-after funding option is for free gas boiler grants. We provide straightforward services such as combi-to-combi swaps or upgrades from old back boiler systems to modern combi boilers.

For properties without a previous boiler or radiators, and where a gas meter was installed before March 31, 2022, we can install a new boiler and full central heating system for the first time.

Free Electric Boiler

When it comes to free electric boiler grants, our usual recommendation is to consider installing an air source heat pump or solar panels to power your home with electricity. Another viable option is transitioning to gas central heating. If your property has a gas meter installed before March 31, 2022, grants typically cover the cost of a free boiler and a complete gas central heating system.

We advocate for these options to ensure your energy bills remain as low as possible. Opting for a heat pump or solar panels can significantly reduce electricity costs. With electricity bills on the rise, switching to gas central heating can offer even greater savings.

The primary goal is to use your funding to enhance your home’s energy efficiency and minimise your energy expenses.

Free Oil Boiler

When seeking free oil boiler grants, the eligibility criteria align with those for free electric boilers. Oil boilers and systems are typically outdated and can be costlier to operate than gas central heating. We advise considering alternatives such as powering your home’s electricity needs with an air source heat pump, solar panels, or transitioning to gas central heating.

Similarly, if your home has a gas meter installed before March 31, 2022, you may qualify for a free gas boiler and central heating system.

Free LPG Boiler

Once more, free LPG boiler grants and LPG boiler replacements are accessible for households in gas-deprived regions of South Ayrshire, catering to individuals receiving benefits who own their homes. Yet again, our approach doesn’t entail swapping your LPG boiler with another LPG boiler. Instead, where feasible, we opt for the installation of a new gas central heating system, provided there’s a possibility of installing a gas meter and mains. In most instances, however, when replacing your outdated LPG boiler, we prioritise the installation of solar panels and/or an air source heat pump. Both options significantly enhance your home’s energy efficiency. Depending on your eligibility for funding, we may install both products, synergising effectively to meet your home’s heating and electricity requirements.

Benefits Accepted For Boiler Grants

All benefits are eligible for qualification for a free boiler under the LEAP boiler scheme. Below is the list of accepted benefits to qualify for a free boiler under the ECO 4 grant scheme:

LEAP Boiler Scheme Eligibility

As mentioned earlier, the LEAP boiler scheme accepts all types of benefits. Below is the official list of means-tested benefits or tax credits provided by them. (It’s important to note that while this list is quite general, other benefits falling under the umbrella of those listed below also qualify for this funding.)

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit / Working Tax Credit
  • Universal credit
  • Housing Benefit

OR

  • Household income less than £31,000

AND

There must be someone in the household who is:

  • Aged 65 or over, or
  • Aged under 5, or

Suffering from significant health problems or has a disability that may be exacerbated by living in a cold home, specifically:

  • Cancer / Terminal illness
  • Cardiovascular condition
  • Respiratory condition
  • Disability affecting mobility
  • Mental Health Condition

ECO 4 Social Housing Grants

Residents of social housing in South Ayrshire with low energy efficiency, as indicated by a low EPC rating, can also access grants for a free or significantly discounted boiler. If the property’s EPC rating falls within the range of D, E, F, or G, and the rent is below market rate, you may qualify.

Grants for social housing primarily cover home insulation, first-time central heating installations, district heating, and renewable heating options like air source heat pumps, provided they are not replacing existing renewable products.

What If I Don't Qualify For ECO 4 Grant?

If you don’t meet the criteria for the ECO 4 grant and you’re applying before June 2023, chances are you’ll still be eligible for the LEAP boiler scheme. However, in the event that funding for the LEAP boiler scheme isn’t extended beyond June 2023, there are other government schemes available in South Ayrshire. Grants, such as the four listed below, enable you to receive a reduction on your bills or a grant towards the cost of energy efficiency products, such as a new boiler.

  1. Help With Energy Bills.
  2. Warm Home Discount.
  3. Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan.
  4. Private Rented Sector Landlord Loan.

Call To Apply For A Free Boiler in South Ayrshire

The UK government’s latest scheme for funding energy efficiency measures in homes is the ECO 4 Energy, also known as the Energy Company Obligation scheme (ECO).

Under ECO 4 Grants, funding is provided for various energy efficiency measures, including free boiler replacements, free central heating systems, free solar panels, free air source heat pumps, free storage heaters, free loft insulation, free underfloor insulation, free internal wall insulation, free external wall insulation, free cavity wall insulation, and free room in roof insulation.

Call us at (Edinburgh) 0131 381 8533 | (Aberdeen) 01224 007 388 | (Glasgow) 0141 673 8740 to apply for your free boiler today.

Areas Of Scotland We Provide Free Boilers

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Home Renewables Scotland (Edinburgh)

Mitchell Street,
Edinburgh,
EH6 7BD

0131 381 8533 

 

Home Renewables Scotland (Aberdeen)

The Silver Fin Building,
Aberdeen,
AB11 6BD
01224 007 388
 

Home Renewables Scotland (Glasgow)

20-23 Woodside Place,

Glasgow,

G3 7QL

0141 673 8740

 
 
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