Install a new gas central heating system! If your home does not already have a gas central heating system and is heated by another means including electric room heaters, old storage heaters, or you have no heating system at all, then you may qualify for a grant towards a First Time Central Heating system.
Benefits of first-time central heating:
- Reduced Heating Costs: by upgrading your heating system to a FTCH system, you will benefit from a more modern central heating system that could significantly lower your heating bills and provide you with a warm and cosy home
- Lower CO2 Impact: Installing a new central heating system will produce fewer CO2 emissions versus traditional solid fuel heating methods, which can be significantly more eco-friendly and contribute to a lower carbon footprint.
- Quick Consistent Heating: full central heating systems can heat up a property much more quickly than solid fuel systems and can maintain a consistent temperature throughout the home, providing a comfortable living environment, which is particularly important in colder conditions.
- Health Benefits: modern central heating systems reduce the likelihood of airborne particles associated with solid fuel burning, which may be beneficial to people who suffer from allergies or respiratory conditions. Plus, they also provide a more controlled distribution of heat throughout the home.
- Increase Property Value: properties with central heating systems tend to be more attractive to potential buyers or renters, as they offer a more modern and convenient heating solution. This may potentially increase the value of the property.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR A FIRST TIME CENTRAL HEATING GRANT?
If you are in receipt of one of the following benefits, then you may be eligible for a grant: Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Child Tax Credit, Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support, Income Related Employment & Support Allowance, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, Pension Guarantee Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Severe Disablement Allowance, Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit
DOES A GRANT COVER THE FULL COST OF INSTALLATION?
Grants for First Time Central Heating usually cover the full cost of installing the heating system. If there is a shortfall in funding, the householder may need to contribute towards the costs, but this will be made clear once the free, no obligation survey has been carried out.
WHAT TYPES OF FIRST TIME CENTRAL HEATING GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE?
Under the Energy Company Obligation scheme, there are different ways in which a householder may qualify for a first time central heating energy grant, which include:
- Mains Gas; for properties with a mains gas connection and a gas meter installed before 31st March 2022.
- Heat Pump; for properties with no connection to the gas grid or which did not have a mains gas connection before 31st March 2022.
IS THERE ANY OTHER QUALIFYING CRITERIA?
You may be entitled to a fully funded complete central heating system, including radiators providing you do not currently have gas central heating and have never had a wet central heating system. Your home must have either no heating at all or is heated by one of the following heating systems: Bottled LPG, Electric room heaters / inefficient electric storage heaters, Gas fire with back boiler, Gas room heaters, Mains gas warm air heating system, Oil room heaters, Solid fuel fire with back boiler, Solid fuel room heaters, Wood room heating..
ARE THESE GRANTS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE UK?
First Time Central Heating grants are available throughout the UK. Zing Energy are energy efficiency specialists currently covering Wales, plus the Midlands and the South West, so if you live within these regions, please check if you qualify for funding by clicking on the Apply button.