Mains Gas Boiler Grants & Processes Explained

Grants & Funding

For anybody looking to replace their old or broken mains gas boiler wouldn’t it be great to know if there are any government grants or funding available to help them. That’s exactly why we’ve created this page and put grants & funding right at the top!

    To qualify for a mains gas boiler replacement the following criteria must be met -

  • i. Client must be the homeowner.
  • ii. Gas boiler must be 7 years old or older or broken.
  • iii. Under ECO3 rules there must be a person living in the property in receipt of a state benefit.

Once qualified, the level of funding available is determined by the type of property, number of bedrooms, wall type and whether a secondary insulation measure can be installed. Being able to install an insulation measure alongside your boiler replacement is vital under current Ofgem funding regulations as this greatly reduces client contributions, and in most cases removes it altogether.

So, we’ve created a simple calculator to allow you to calculate your contribution (if required) based on your property type.

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Fuel Bill & Carbon Emission Savings

By installing a new energy efficient mains gas boiler you can easily expect to reduce your energy bills by around 25%. This equates to approximately £300 per year depending upon the size of your house and usage.

Obviously saving money is great. However, imagine also being able to reduce your carbon emissions at the same time at no, or very little cost to yourself. A typical 3 bed semi-detached property emits approximately 4.5 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere every year, you can drastically reduce this without changing your fuel usage by simply upgrading your current mains gas boiler!

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Importance of Identifying a Dual Measure

Under current ECO3 grant rules funding for boiler only replacements has been slashed leading to quite much higher client contributions being required. This is why HouseWrapped put such effort into identifying a secondary measure such as underfloor, cavity wall or room in roof insulation to be done alongside your gas boiler replacement.

By adding a secondary insulation measure we are able to attract far more funding which then leads to much lower client contributions and in a lot of cases removing the client contribution altogether. When you use our online gas boiler replacement calculator you will see just how much a secondary insulation measure makes.

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Survey Process

When HouseWrapped and our contracted surveyors/installers survey your property with a view to replacing your mains gas boiler we will also look to improve the insulation efficiency of your property at the same time under funding. This makes obvious sense because an un-insulated property with a newly installed energy efficient boiler will still lose unnecessary heat. Also, if we can identify a secondary insulation measure to install then we can greatly reduce or remove any contributions required on your part.

Obviously we also have to determine the exact location of your current gas boiler and its associated flue plus other considerations such as age and location of radiators to establish the full level of funding available. This is why our online gas boiler replacement calculator is always subject to an on-site survey.

COVID-19. We work under the strictest guidelines to ensure all available measures are always in place to minimize the chances of infection. All units are sanitized before being moved to site. Installers carry sanitiser and required PPE. Before entry all hands are sanitised and face masks are worn. After work is completed all surfaces touched are sanitsed before leaving.

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Boiler Installation

Install Time

A typical mains gas boiler replacement will take approximately five hours depending upon the size of the property and whether boiler needs to be moved from current location. This includes fully installing and testing.

Disruption

The installation of a brand new mains gas boiler is surprisingly less intrusive than you think. Nearly all of the work is done at the site of the boiler (unless re-location is required). We will however be required to visit the site of all radiators and the flue amongst other things such as the gas meter.

COVID-19. We work under the strictest guidelines to ensure all available measures are always in place to minimize the chances of infection. All units are sanitized before being moved to site. Installers carry sanitiser and required PPE. Before entry all hands are sanitised and face masks are worn. After work is completed all surfaces touched are sanitsed before leaving.

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