Storage Heater Grants Scotland

Free Electric Storage Heaters in Scotland

Grants For High Heat Retention Storage Heaters in Scotland

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Storage Heater Grant Scotland

Looking for some financial assistance to upgrade your old electric storage heaters? Home Renewables Scotland can assist you with applying for a storage heater grant which will result in free storage heaters or a significant reduction in cost if awarded.

Grants are available through the Scottish governments ECO 4 scheme, providing up to £7,500 of funding for eligible homeowners in Scotland.

The most important criteria to qualify include if you are on some type of income related benefit and are a homeowner?

If this is the case, then please get in touch to find out if you qualify and begin your application.

There are also grants available for electric storage heaters if you are not on benefits, if you earn under £31,000 per year, see more details below about the local authority flex scheme available in certain local council regions in Scotland.

Free Storage Heaters Through The ECO Flex Scheme

As stated above the local authority flex scheme or ECO flex scheme for short, provides free electric storage heaters to people who earn under £31,000 per year. This is only available in certain council regions of Scotland that our partner installers have contracts with. These council areas include North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and East Ayrshire.

Grants For High Heat Retention Storage Heaters

There were various government grants and schemes available in Scotland to support the installation of energy-efficient central heating systems, including high heat retention storage heaters. One of the key initiatives was the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, which aims to provide funding for improving the energy efficiency of your home, which includes the installation of modern high heat retention storage heaters.

However, please note that the availability and eligibility criteria for grants keeps changing over time, and new schemes might have been introduced since we wrote this blog. As things stand the current version of the ECO scheme is the ECO 4 scheme which provides grant funding of up to £7,500 for upgrading your old electric storage heaters as well as upgrading old gas boilers, home insulation and the installation of solar panels and air source heat pumps.

We recommend checking with Home Energy Scotland for exact details of what makes you eligible, however, we are happy to advise and assist you through the full process. You can visit the Home Energy Scotland website to get the most recent and accurate information regarding grants for high heat retention storage heaters in your part of Scotland.

Non ECO 4 Grant For Storage Heaters

There are also grants available for people who are not on benefits and don’t qualify for free storage heaters via ECO 4 funding. If you have old electric storage heaters and which to replace them with modern high heat retention storage heaters you can still qualify for a grant of up to £2,500 and a further £3,000 as an interest free loan.

These grants can be a fantastic alternative to help fund new storage heaters if you are not on benefits or do not qualify for ECO 4 funding for some other reason.

So in total up to £5,500 funding for people in Scotland who are not on benefits looking to upgrade their old storage heaters.

High Heat Retention Storage Heater Benefits

Listed below are some of the benefits of upgrading to high heat retention storage heaters:

Highly efficient storage heaters incorporate advanced insulation materials and enhanced heating elements, enabling prolonged heat retention in comparison to traditional storage heaters. This heightened capacity to retain heat leads to increased efficiency, as a larger amount of heat is conserved and released gradually, thereby diminishing the necessity for frequent recharging.

Storage heaters with superior heat retention integrate enhanced insulation methods, minimising heat dissipation. In contrast, older storage heaters, particularly those produced years ago, might lack contemporary insulation features, resulting in substantial heat loss and diminished efficiency.

Storage heaters designed for high heat retention are crafted to evenly disperse warmth throughout the room. They frequently incorporate advanced fan systems or convective elements to facilitate effective air circulation. In contrast, older storage heaters may encounter challenges in achieving uniform heat distribution, resulting in areas with uneven temperatures within the room.

Contemporary high heat retention storage heaters generally provide more precise temperature control options, enabling users to set and maintain specific comfort levels. In contrast, older models may have limited temperature control capabilities, posing a challenge in adjusting the heat output according to changing weather conditions or user preferences.

Storage heaters with high heat retention are engineered for enhanced energy efficiency, utilising electricity during off-peak hours and optimising the use of cost-effective electricity rates. The superior insulation and heat retention characteristics of these heaters contribute to increased energy efficiency. In contrast, older storage heaters may consume more energy due to heat losses and less efficient heating elements.

Storage heaters with high heat retention frequently feature sleek, modern designs and compact sizes, making them adaptable to various room aesthetics and space constraints. On the other hand, older storage heaters tend to be bulkier and may not integrate well into modern or smaller living spaces.

Storage heaters with high heat retention typically demand less maintenance thanks to their advanced design and improved components. In contrast, older storage heaters, particularly those not well-maintained, may experience more frequent issues and necessitate expensive repairs.

Grant to replace your old storage heaters
In conclusion, modern high heat retention storage heaters surpass their older counterparts in efficiency, heat retention, temperature control, and overall energy savings. Upgrading to these contemporary storage heaters can lead to enhanced comfort, decreased energy bills, and a more environmentally friendly heating solution.

Storage Heater Grants For Pensioners Scotland

Just like gas boilers and other central heating products, grants are available in Scotland providing free storage heaters for pensioners. If you or a loved on are over the age of 60 and in receipt of pension credit guarantee then you will likely qualify for a free storage heaters grant. Other types of pensions are accepted too, such as pension credit savings, as long as it’s some form of government state pension then there is a good change you will qualify. Just like everyone else applying for a grant though, there are other criteria which such as your homes EPC rating, it’s best to get in touch with us to find out if you qualify.

Storage Heater Grants For Landlords Scotland

Storage heater grants are available for landlords in Scotland too. Landlords can qualify for several different grant schemes including the ECO 4 and grants through Business Energy Scotland. Get in touch with us to provide more information about your circumstances so we can advise what grants you may be eligible for.

Grants For Storage Heaters and Solar Panels Scotland

If you are looking for both electric storage heaters and solar panels with a battery in Scotland, then you will qualify for more funding. It is best to contact us to discuss this in more details, as it can get quite complicated and the amount of funding you qualify differs depending on your circumstances.

Electric Storage Heater Grants Scotland

During 2024 and going into 2023 there is funding available in Scotland to assist you when upgrading old electric storage heaters to modern high heat retention models.

Loans are often only available when you purchase solar products alongside electric heating, however, in some cases you can still get funding to replace your old electric storage heaters with high heat retention storage heaters and for air source heat pumps.

Areas Of Scotland We Replace Storage Heaters

We can assist you with storage heater grants all over mainland Scotland as well as provide the subsequent installation in areas such as Aberdeen, Argyll, Ayrshire, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Greenock & Inverclyde, Inverness, Lanarkshire, Paisley & Renfrewshire, Perth & Kinross, Stirling, The Borders, West Dunbartonshire and West Lothian.

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