Properties in Northern Ireland have the opportunity to see a heating system upgrade, with £2m of boiler grants issued through the Northern Ireland Sustainability Energy Programme. This fund will be made available to homes that are switching to gas.
Homeowners will be able to receive grants of £1,500 off the cost of converting to gas heating, as part of the ‘toasty homes’ scheme. On top of this, there will be an £800 grant towards other energy efficient upgrades, such as insulation and energy-saving light bulbs.
The financial support available with these boiler grants will ensure homeowners are able to cut their bills, whilst also reducing their property’s carbon footprint.
There are certain regulations to be able to apply for the scheme though, including the need to be a homeowner or living in private rented accommodation. You’ll also need to be using LPG, oil, solid fuel, Economy 7 or have no central heating at all.
Boiler grants are a great opportunity to reduce your bills with the financial help to improve your heating system. Although England and Wales don’t have access to funding, Scotland has the Boiler Scrappage Scheme.
This lucrative scheme offers homeowners vouchers of £400 off the cost of a new boiler and is the perfect way to slash bills.
But even if you’re not eligible for boiler grants or one isn’t available where you live, the benefits of a new heating system mean there’s still plenty of reason to replace.
With a new boiler:
- Reduce your energy bills by up to £300 annually with an efficient system that turns much more fuel into heat. Inefficient boilers can work at as little as 70%, meaning you’ll be paying more than you should be on household bills.
- Ensure your home is kept warmer in the winter, without having to turn up the thermostat. With an efficient system heat will be distributed more evenly and there won’t be the need to up the temperature.
- Cut carbon emissions and slash your property’s footprint. You’ll be using less fuel with an efficient system and reducing carbon by up to 1,220kg a year.
Even though the boiler grants aren’t available to everyone, it’s clear to see that the benefits for a new system are superb.
For up to four free boiler quotes, from vetted, reputable companies, just submit your details and find out how much you can save.