The ECO Scheme is a Government initiative designed to help low income households save money on their heating bills. It does this by providing LPG boiler grants and Oil boiler grants to replace faulty and inefficient boilers with more energy efficient ones.
By replacing old, inefficient LPG boilers with new A-rated boilers you will not only cut your heating bills, you’ll also reduce carbon emissions from your home. This helps the Government to meet its carbon emission reduction targets.
The ECO Scheme also provides grants to replace faulty or inefficient electric storage heaters and to install cavity wall insulation or loft insulation. LPG Boiler Grants and Oil Boiler Grants are available in England, Scotland and Wales and they are non-repayable.
ECO Scheme 2018
The current version of the ECO Scheme is due to end in September 2018. However, the Government has indicated that it may continue after that date with a greater emphasis on tackling fuel poverty suffered by low income households.
ECO funding for replacement gas boilers has been severely restricted and may not be available to all new applicants. LPG boiler grants and Oil boiler grants are not affected and a Government announcement is expected over the coming months.