STORAGE HEATING REPLACEMENT
With government targets in place to reduce fuel poverty, a scheme has been set up to help low-income families reduce their fuel consumption by replacing old faulty storage heaters with modern, efficient electric storage heaters that use far less energy but emits far more warmth.
New storage heaters are so energy efficient that you could reduce your heating bills by up to 30% - which would be an incredible financial saving each year.
To qualify for a storage heater grant, you must satisfy the below criteria:
1. Home status
Own your home or rent from a private landlord (if renting, the EPC must be E or better).
2. You must receive one of the below benefits:
• Guaranteed Pension Credit.
• Working Tax Credit.
• Child Tax Credit.
• Universal Credit.
• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance.
• Income-based Job Seeker's Allowance.
• Income Support.
• Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
• Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
• Attendance Allowance.
• Carer's Allowance.
• Severe Disablement Allowance.
• Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.
• Child Benefit*.
• War Pensions Mobility Supplement.
• Constant Attendance Allowance.
• Armed Forces Independence Payment .
3. Existing heating
Your primary current source of heating should be one of the following:
• Electrical panel heaters.
• Electric room heaters.
• Old, broken electric storage heaters.
The amount of your storage heater grant is based on the type and size of your home, how many bedrooms you have, how many external walls it has and several other factors. However, although some householders may qualify for free storage heaters, others may have to contribute to the installation cost, especially if you have a high number of heaters relative to the size of your home.
What Happens Next
If you think you qualify for the storage heating replacement grant, you will need to contact us. One of our grant experts will then contact you to arrange a free home survey. We have to conduct this survey to calculate the level of funding you would be entitled to. Once we know that you qualify and for what level of funding, as we are an ECO scheme approved storage heating installer, we can apply for the grant on your behalf.
As soon as we are notified that your application for the ECO storage heating replacement grant has been approved, we will immediately arrange a suitable date for installation. Our engineers that will be carrying out the work are all qualified engineers, so you can be sure that your work will be completed safely and to a high standard.