Free cavity wall insulation grants in Scotland have been re-introduced as part of a new home energy saving insulation grant scheme. Currently cavity wall insulation is free for everyone in Scotland for a limited period.
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is designed to tackle carbon emissions and fuel poverty.
The cavity wall insulation that is installed through the wall insulation grant scheme a man made fibre similar to loft insulation, but finely chopped so as to fit in between your walls. It is moisture proof and cannot pass dampness from your exterior wall to the interior wall via the cavity.
Installing cavity wall insulation is like putting a coat on your house. The insulation keeps the heat in, meaning that you can have your central heating on for less time, or turn in down to a lower level. This costs you less in gas / fuel bills and reduces harmful emissions which are released into the environment. Cavity wall insulation also keeps your home cooler in the summer.
Cavity Wall Insulation stops heat escaping out through the walls of your home. Around 35% of heat in the average home in Scotland and the UK is lost through the outer walls of the house. Under the current Government Insulation Grants Scheme, hundreds of thousands of Scottish and UK homeowners, landlords and private tenants qualify for a grant for cavity wall insulation.
If your home was built after 1920, it probably has walls with a gap or cavity between them. Cavity wall insulation fills that gap, keeping the warmth in to save energy. It can also help reduce condensation inside the house if this is a problem on your external walls.
Homes with Cavity Wall insulation can save up to £250.00 per year on fuel bills. These are estimated figures based on insulating a gas-heated, semi-detached home with three bedrooms. Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT)
Is cavity wall insulation suitable for your house?
Your house will usually be suitable for cavity wall insulation if:
its external walls are unfilled cavity walls
Approx 35% of heat loss in the average home is lost through the outer walls if cavity wall insulation is not present.
Applying for a Cavity Wall Insulation Grant is a simple process. A surveyor will call at your home. You fill out a form. Its Done.
If you think you already have Cavity Wall Insulation it is recommended that you ask an authorised Insulation Surveyor to check. It is a simple process. Fill in the Insulation Enquiry Form for more information.
Getting a free insulation grant in Scotland and the UK is a straightforward process. You can arrange an appointment with an authorised Energy Grants Surveyor by entering your details in the Insulation Grant Enquiry Form opposite.
A certified and approved insulation surveyor will then contact you to arrange a cavity wall survey. This involves drilling a small hole in your external wall and looking inside with a boroscope to see if your walls have a cavity and if they already have insulation.
The surveyor will then fill out a grant application and the cavity wall insulation company will then come and fill your walls.
Flexible finance credit plans for replacement central heating combi boilers are now available from most boiler installers & manufacturers throughout Scotland, England & Wales.
The boiler payment plans provide home owners & private tenants with affordable A-Rated energy-efficient condensing combi boilers from Baxi, Worcester-Bosch, Ideal, and Glow-worm.
The pay-monthly plans, funded by Barclays Bank and other reputible companies, are available via the Green Deal home improvement scheme and various other initiatives backed by the Government and major utility providers, and typically allow managable monthly payments of around £20 per month for a new boiler.
In effect those who take up the offer are usually getting a replacement boiler for free, as the monthly installments are taken from the money saved by a reduction in heating bills - usually more than the monthly cost of installing the new boiler.
By replacing / upgrading your existing back boiler or conventional gas boiler you can reduce your heating bills substantially and also lower the level of Carbon Dioxide emissions that your heating system releases into the environment.
The table above shows the average annual cost of heating your home with an A Rated high efficiency condensing gas boiler compared with the annual usage costs of lightweight & heavyweight conventional gas boiler types.
Further savings can be made by installing a new boier via a pay monthly plan as many boiler manufacturers are offering boiler servicing as part of the payment scheme contract.
Replacement Boiler FAQ's
Who will install my replacement boiler
All boiler payment scheme installers are accredited and verified Gas Safe Registered Heating Installers
Will my new boiler come with a manufacturers warranty & guarantee?
All boilers come with the usual manufacturers guarantee & maintenance warranty etc, however the length and terms of your boiler's warranty & guarantee will depend on the manufacturer so it is best to check these before you enter any contract.
Free boilers are now available in the the UK under the new ECO boiler replacement grant scheme.
The Grade A boilers which are energy efficient and lower heating bills are now available throughout England, Scotland & Wales
The boiler replacement scheme which comes under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) The energy efficiency scheme was developed to address fuel poverty in several areas and sections of society. In the UK If your boiler is not a condensing boiler you can have it replaced and installed free of charge if you meet the criteria for low income families the ECO Affordable Warmth Scheme.
Installing a new gas condensing boiler will cut your gas bills whilst lowering harmful CO2 Emissions.
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Replacing your gas boiler could save you around £300 Per year and would normally cost around £2500. Boilers come supplied and fitted for free.
Energy efficient boilers reduce harmful CO2 Emmissions and help the environment. Lower your carbon footprint and keep your home warm.
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Energy efficient boilers are one of the main ways to cut down energy usage in the home. Up to 80 of your gas bill is spent on powering your boiler and heating system. If your boiler is old there is a chance that you are wasting a huge chunk of your money.
The new ECO boiler replacement scheme has been put in place to address energy wastage, which affects the environment, in turn causing unnecessarily high domestic energy bills.
The Government grant funding for new energy efficient boilers is available for those on benefits, on low income or who live in fuel poverty areas.
If you meet the Grant qualification criteria for low income households and your existing gas boiler is not of the condensing boiler type - you can have a new, ECO friendly and energy efficient boiler installed for free, saving hundreds each year on domestic energy costs.
The Energy Company Obligation is monitored by OFGEM The free boilers are only installed by Government approved installers. Government grants under the Energy Company Obligation are strictly monitored and are only allocated to approved and certified companies.The Energy Company Obligation Affordable Warmth Boiler Scheme is a Government initiative and is backed by all of the major power companies in the UK.
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a new Government Energy Grant scheme initiated to address fuel poverty amongst those in more vulnerable sections of society. One of the main goals of the new scheme is to provide boiler upgrades / replacement for hundreds of thousands of home owners and private tenants across Scotland and the UK
To qualify for a free A Grade energy efficient boiler you must meet the criteria listed here - Free boiler grant qualification criteria
The free A Grade boilers which will be supplied and fitted for free. The boiler installation would normally
cost around £2500 - £3000 and will save £100's per year in gas bills.
To begin the process for your your free boiler grant application send us your details.
We will contact you within a short period and arrange a home visit by a qualified domestic energy assessor.
This can be done via the Energy grant inquiry form
You can also apply for a free boiler or insulation grant using the form on the right >>>>
Applying for a new boiler or a Government home energy grant is a simple process- submit a few contact details and an authorised Energy Assessor will contact you within a short period to arrange a visit to your home.
The Energy Assessor will quickly check your boiler and arrange for a new ECO friendly, energy efficient boiler to be installed by Government -approved installers. The Energy Company Obligation Affordable Warmth Boiler Scheme is a Government initiative and is backed by all of the major power companies in the UK.
Boiler surveys and installation are carried out only by certified and approved installers. All surveyors are qualified Domestic Energy Assessors to Level 3 Certificate in Domestic Energy Assessment. Domestic Energy Assessor Certification.
All boilers are installed by approved and fully certified Gas Safe registered Gas Engineers. More info on Gas Safe regisrtrastion for boiler and hentral heating installers can be found here - Gas Safe Installers