Boiler Upgrade Scheme 2022 – Everything You Need To Know
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) may have come to an end, but there is still support available for those looking to go green at home.
With gas and energy prices currently through the roof, people are looking for alternative methods of heating and powering their homes – and this scheme is here to help.
What is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (formerly known as the Clean Heat Grant) is a government-run scheme designed to help domestic properties transition to low carbon heating systems.
The scheme has been brought in to replace the RHI and aims to encourage property owners to install low carbon heating systems such as Heat Pumps.
With a target of 600,000 heat pump installations a year by 2028, this incentive aims to push more and more people into clean energy. It is scheduled to run for 3 years from April 2022 to April 2025.
How much money will I get?
Now for the most important question – how much can you save with this grant?
The government have set aside a budget of £450 million to fund this scheme, and if eligible you will be able to receive:
- £5,000 off the cost and installation of an Air Source Heat Pump.
- £6,000 off the cost and installation of a Ground Source Heat Pump.
One of the main differences between the Renewable Heat Incentive and the Boiler Upgrade Scheme is that it covers some of the upfront costs, as opposed to annual payments based on your heat demand.
Am I eligible?
According to the government’s website, you may be eligible for the scheme if you:
- Own your property (home or small non-domestic property).
- Live in England or Wales.
The property will need to have an installation capacity up to 45kWth (this will cover most homes), and a valid EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) with no outstanding recommendations for loft or cavity wall insulation.
From 1st April 2022, any low carbon heating systems commissioned on/after this date will be entitled for support from the scheme.
Installers are able to open an account for the scheme with Ofgem from 11th April 2022, and the scheme opens for grant applications and payments on 23rd May 2022.
What to do next?
If you’re interested in applying for the scheme, the first thing to do is contact an installer and get a quote.
When choosing an MCS certified installer (like ourselves) to install your chosen heating system, the installer will apply for the grant on your behalf and the value of the grant will be discounted off the final price you pay.
Here at The Greener Group, we have years of experience in designing, supplying, installing, and maintaining air source and Ground Source Heat Pumps.
Our team of skilled experts are dedicated to providing the right solution to meet your requirements, and save you some money in the long run with a system that will last for years to come.
A member of the team will be in touch as soon as possible.