Is Your Home Suitable for Renewable Technologies with ECO4 Funding?

You could reduce your home’s energy bills with funding for green technologies under the government’s ECO4 scheme!

Reduce your household’s energy bills by up to 25% with a combination of solar panels and an air source heat pump.

Find out if your property is eligible and what benefits are required for free energy saving measures under ECO4:

What criteria does my home need to be suitable for green energy technologies under ECO4?

EPC Requirements

Your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) must demonstrate that your property requires improvements for you to qualify for ECO4.

This means that your home must have an EPC of D or lower to qualify. Homes with an EPC of D or E will be upgraded to a C or higher, and properties with a F or lower qualify for energy saving measures to get them to a minimum rate of D.

Learn how to find out your home’s EPC.

Air Source Heat Pump requirements

Most properties can have an air source heat pump installed.  

Keep in mind that for the appliance to be efficient, your home needs to be adequately insulated before having one installed. Also, the property will not qualify if it already had a wet central heating system previously.

In addition to this, the appliance is located outside of your home, therefore, there must be enough external space to have one installed.

Solar Panel/Solar PV requirements  

Solar PV can be installed on any elevation, however, south facing elevations will receive more solar energy throughout the day and will therefore generate more electricity than Solar PV installed on other elevations.

Because solar panels are installed on your roof, it must be in suitable condition for them to be installed effectively.

You cannot have solar PV if there are restrictions related to altering the exterior of your property – for example, if the building is listed or you live in a conservation area.

Our engineers can assess your home and advise if your property will be suitable for an air source heat pump and solar PV– contact us to arrange a survey.

Benefits that are eligible for funding for green technologies under ECO4

To receive government funding for renewable technologies like ASHP and solar PV, you must be a homeowner or private tenant with someone living in the property in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Child Benefit (conditions apply)
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit)
  • Pension Credit Savings Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit

Find out if you Qualify for Funding.  

Our dedicated team of staff will advise on your eligibility for funding towards the cost of having the combination of air source heat pumps and solar panels installed.

Contact us on 0191 516 6911 or e-mail us at to find out if you qualify for installation of an air source heat pump and solar PV in your home.