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Boiler Upgrade

Reduce your energy bills and improve the efficiency of your home with government-funded boiler replacement scheme grants.

Do you qualify for a free boiler upgrade? As part of the Government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Scheme, eligible homeowners and tenants may be entitled to an energy efficient boiler grant to help reduce energy bills and make their homes more energy efficient. For low-income households, the free boiler grant scheme offers a clever way to combat the rising cost of living.

At Zing Energy, we specialise in helping homeowners, tenants and private landlords take advantage of boiler renewal schemes that help offset the cost of installation. Our comprehensive service covering everything from the initial survey and grant application to new boiler installation and aftercare. The online application process is quick, easy and designed to streamline the entire upgrade experience, from start to finish.

  • Nationwide service available across England and Wales
  • Experts in the field since 2014
  • 12-month workmanship guarantee on all installations
  • Best-in-class customer service

Boiler upgrade & grants made easy

Discovering the availability of gov boiler scheme grants is just the beginning. The journey to secure funding and improve the energy efficiency of your home involves a unique set of challenges.

In the quest to secure boiler upgrade grants, homeowners, tenants and private landlords often find themselves overwhelmed by information and red tape. Without the right knowledge, it can be difficult to decipher what’s worth pursuing and what’s not.

Eligibility is the first hurdle. As well as the unique characteristics of your property, variables like your personal circumstances will also be considered. Even after funding is approved, tasks like finding approved contractors can be a challenge.

This is where Zing Energy excels. We understand that the government boiler scheme application process, as well as subsequent steps, can be a headache. This is why we offer comprehensive, personalised solutions designed to streamline every step of the boiler change grant process.

Our experienced team takes the lead and manages the entire boiler upgrade grant application and installation process, from start to finish. Stellar customer service is just the beginning. Our team of qualified technicians, assessors and coordinators isn’t just committed to securing government funded boilers for your property. We manage the entire process, including installation and aftercare. Our goal? A hassle-free experience that allows homeowners, tenants and private landlords to fully capitalise on the latest government grants for boiler upgrades.

What free boiler upgrade grants are available?

To combat carbon emissions and address fuel poverty, the UK government launched the ECO scheme, known as the Energy Company Obligation, back in 2013. The initiative called on energy suppliers to allocate funding for a range of energy-saving solutions, including:

  • Implementation of eco-friendly heating systems, such as air source heat pumps and biomass boilers
  • Installation of energy-efficient technologies like solar battery storage
  • Deployment of wall insulation techniques, including cavity wall insulation and solid wall insulation
  • And, of course, rolling out boiler scheme grants dedicated to the remediation and enhancement of existing boiler systems

The latest data confirms the success of the initiative, with almost £20 billion shaved off lifetime energy bills in the past decade through ECO scheme installations. The scheme has undergone several iterations since 2013 – ECO, ECO1, ECO2, ECO3 and the current phase, ECO4. Launched with a strategic focus on low-income households lacking energy efficiency, the ECO 4 scheme offers a lifeline in the form of targeted boiler upgrade grants.

Am I eligible for a boiler upgrade grant?

Eligibility for free boiler grants through the ECO4 scheme depends on several factors, including:

  1. 1

    The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating assigned to your property

  2. 2

    The type of property being assessed

  3. 3

    Whether the end-user receives qualifying benefits

Understanding EPC ratings

In the UK, the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) scheme evaluates the energy efficiency of a property and assigns a rating from A to G. This assessment considers factors like insulation, heating systems and renewable energy usage.

The scheme is important for homeowners, as a higher rating signifies lower energy bills and reduced environmental impact. It also plays a key role in eligibility for government-funded eco boiler schemes, with properties attaining lower EPC ratings often qualifying for support. Understanding EPC ratings is essential, not just for minimising energy costs and lowering your environmental footprint but also for unlocking opportunities for home improvement through initiatives like government-funded boiler upgrade grants.

Eligibility for ECO4 boiler upgrade grants is a prime example of the importance of EPC ratings. To ensure funding is distributed to the most energy inefficient households, government grant for new boiler funding is only available for properties with E, F or G ratings. These low ratings typically correlate with low energy efficiency and high heating costs. The official government website offers more information on how to source the EPC rating of your property, or enlist the help of Zing Energy to streamline the process.

Benefits requirements for ECO4 boiler upgrade grants

To qualify for an ECO4 new boiler grant, applicants must be members of the Help to Heat Group. Income-based benefits are used to assess membership applications. This includes:

  • Income based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Income related Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit (PCGC)
  • Working Tax Credit (WTC)
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC)
  • Universal Credit (UC)
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit Savings Credit (PCSC)
  • Child Benefit (within certain income caps)

For more details on qualifying benefits for ECO4 boiler upgrade funding, head to the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) website. Alternatively, let us take care of the eligibility assessment stage and simply apply online with Zing Energy. It only takes a few minutes to apply and is 100% free, with no obligation to follow through.

Is a boiler upgrade right for your home?

If your home is classed as energy inefficient, a boiler upgrade could significantly reduce your energy bills and improve your comfort level. So long as you meet eligibility requirements, grants can be used to offset the cost.

Benefits of boiler upgrades:

  • Improved energy efficiency: Modern A-rated boilers are designed to be much more efficient than older models, capable of converting a higher percentage of the fuel they consume into usable heat.
  • Reduced energy bills: Due to increased efficiency, a new boiler will provide a reduction in heating bills, resulting in significant long-term savings, particularly if replacing an older, less efficient boiler.
  • Lower carbon footprint: Installing an efficient boiler produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions, which not only is better for the environment and helps reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Improved heating performance: New boilers provide more consistent and reliable heating, helping to maintain a steady temperature, providing comfort in all weather conditions.
  • Advanced controls: Modern boilers allow the user to fine-tune their heating system via a number of useful features, plus are typically designed to operate more quietly than older models.
  • Fast installation: Compared to other energy-saving upgrades, boiler replacement is fast and non-disruptive. From start to finish, new installations often take a matter of hours, with minimal impact on the usability of your home.
  • Combine with other energy-saving upgrades: Free boiler scheme grants can be combined with otherenergy-saving upgrades to improve the overall efficiency of your home. For example, as well as a boiler grant scheme you may also be eligible for loft insulation grants. A fully insulated loft space not only helps to trap heat indoors means boilers don’t have to work so hard to maintain a consistent room temperature. This helps reduce stress on your new boiler and extend its lifespan.

Why choose Zing Energy to install a new boiler?

What makes Zing Energy the best choice for homeowners, tenants and private landlords in England and Wales looking to replace inefficient boilers?

  • Fully managed boiler upgrades

    At Zing Energy we specialise in guiding you through the entire free boiler government scheme process, from initial eligibility checks to post-installation care.

  • A decade of energy-saving excellence

    Choose Zing Energy and tap into nearly a decade of experience in energy-saving improvements. Join thousands of satisfied customers across England and Wales, including homeowners, tenants and private landlords, as well as local authorities and housing associations.

  • Registered boiler upgrade specialists

    Our qualified technicians, retrofit assessors and coordinators are detail-oriented and committed to flawless installations. As registered installers with CHAS, SafeContractor, Trustmark and more, your home is in expert hands.

  • Premium quality products

    Quality is king at Zing Energy, which is why we collaborate exclusively with industry-leading manufacturers. Our goal is to maximise the energy efficiency of your home so subpar products don’t cut it. Let us simplify your selection process, sparing you the time and stress of shopping around for the best manufacturers, installers and aftercare providers.

  • Fully guaranteed and insured

    Rest easy with a 12-month workmanship guarantee on all Zing Energy installations, plus manufacturer’s warranties from 2 to 10 years. Should any concerns arise, count on our dedicated team for prompt solutions. Your peace of mind is our priority.

How our process works



We will Survey your property



Check if you qualify for a Grant



Install energy saving solutions



Reducing your energy bills

Apply for your boiler upgrade grant

With Zing Energy, securing replacement boiler grants has never been easier. Apply online today using our quick and easy form.

Boiler Upgrade Grant FAQs

Boilers can account for over 50% of a home’s energy bill and by installing an A-rated efficient boiler, you could save up to £350 every year!

The type of boiler you require will depend on the size of your property and your hot water requirements. Our technical assessors will evaluate your exact requirements and be able to help you select the most appropriate make and model upon the initial survey.

Under the Energy Companies Obligation ‘ECO’ scheme , grants towards the cost of a new boiler are available. The funding is usually dependent upon the homeowner or tenant receiving qualifying benefits, plus the type of property they live in. Click ‘Apply’ to see if you qualify for a boiler upgrade scheme.

If you choose Zing Energy to install your new energy efficient boiler, you’ll automatically receive a manufacturer’s warranty (the length of which is dependent upon the boiler make and model). We work with all the leading boiler brands, from Worcester Bosch to Ideal and Baxi, Plus, we provide a workmanship warranty across all of our products.

The type of boiler being installed can affect the installation time. For example, a straightforward combi boiler swap will be quicker to install than a system boiler installation.

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