Energy Companies Obligation scheme
With the government’s Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) scheme, some private tenants and homeowners can get their inefficient, old boilers replaced for free or subsidised.
The scheme was set up to help low-income families improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their carbon footprint.
You’re likely to qualify for financial help under this scheme if you receive at least one government benefit and your household income is less than £16,190.
To find out more, visit the government’s website or call the Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234.
Renewable Heat Incentive
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a UK government scheme designed to encourage home and business owners to use renewable energy. It won’t help you buy a biomass boiler but you could get money for the energy you produce with it.
To find out more, visit the Energy Saving Trust website.