The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is a new initiative by the UK Government open to all homeowners in England and Wales. Thanks to the grant you could get up to £5,000 off the cost of a new air source heat pump, and £6,000 off the cost of a ground source heat pump.
This scheme is only available to the first 90,000 homes who register their interest. So you must act quickly. To register your interest contact us immediately and avoid missing out. The scheme lasts from 23rd May 2022 to May 2025 but all grants are given on a first come, first served basis.
How it works
In order to benefit from the Government's Boiler Upgrade Scheme you need to register your interest with an air or ground source heat pump installer such as Hafod Renewables. Installers can then apply for the grant on behalf of customers, and the amount is deducted from the price of the heat pump.
By applying through an installer of heat pump technology, homeowners can benefit by having a simpler pricing structure and not having to find a company after receiving their money. We do all the hard work for you.
Do I qualify?
In order to qualify for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme you need to meet the following requirements:
- You must be a homeowner or small business owner.
- Your property must be in England or Wales.
- The building must have been issued an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in the past 10 years.
- You must also follow one of the following 3 EPC scenarios below:
- Your EPC contains no recommendations for loft or cavity wall insulation.
- It contains one of these insulation recommendations, but you insulate your home between applying for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme and getting a heat pump installed.
- Your property has an EPC or insulation exemption – for example, this may be the case if you own a listed building.
Should you meet the above requirements, we can apply for a grant and get a discount for you on any air or ground source heat pump order.
What is an air or ground source heat pump?
A heat pump is a great energy-saving way of either heating or cooling your home. Since heat pumps do not rely on fossil fuels they are considered to be environmentally friendly, and a great way to reduce energy bills.
Air source heat pumps transfer heat from indoor and outdooor air and are ideal for residential heating and cooling. Ground source (or Geothermal heat pumps) transfer heat between the air inside and the ground outside. They are more expensive but they are typically more efficient and have a lower operating cost.
Rather than generating heat, air or ground source heat pumps essentially transfer heat from indoors to outdoors (or vice versa). They are a versatile and efficient system for either heating or cooling your home.
How much does a heat pump cost?
With this grant you could get an air source heat pump from Hafod Renewables, fitted and installed from less than £10,000. This represents a significant cost saving of more than 30%.
We think this is a great incentive for homeowners to add what will surely be a really important energy saving technology to their properties. With energy costs forecast to rise in coming years installing an air or ground source heat pump offers a great opportunity to save money.
How do I begin?
You can view the range of air source and ground source heat pumps on our website. If you are unsure of what is best for your needs please contact us and we will be only happy to help. We understand buying an air source or ground source heat pump is a big cost, so we will guide you every step of the way including applying for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme grant.