The government’s ECO4 scheme provides funding for the installation of central heating systems in properties which have never previously had a central heating system and where occupants are in receipt of a qualifying benefit. Learn how to find out if you are eligible below:
Which properties qualify for funding towards First Time Central Heating?
To qualify for funding towards First Time Central Heating then your property must not currently have, or have ever had a wet central heating system installed (e.g. boiler and radiators). Often, properties which qualify are heated by electric room heaters, gas room heaters, or inefficient or broken electric storage heaters.
You can find out what type of heating system your property has by checking what the ‘Main Heating’ system is listed as on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for your home.
Who is eligible for funding towards First Time Central Heating?
Funding is available to both homeowners and private rented sector tenants. To qualify, you must be in receipt of a qualifying benefit for the ECO4 scheme or meet the criteria for the LA Flex scheme in your area.
Under ECO4, you may qualify if you are receipt of any 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
The criteria for funding under LA Flex varies by local authority, but you can rely on the expertise from the engineers at Arktek to advise if you qualify based on your location – contact us to find out if you could qualify under LA Flex.
What does funding for First Time Central Heating include?
Arktek can install two types of central heating system at your property, either:
- An Air Source Heat Pump system
- A Gas boiler system (please note: the property must have had an existing mains gas supply prior to April 2022 to qualify for this type of system).
The install also includes installing all the necessary pipework, radiators, and heating controls.
Arktek are a team of North East based Gas Safe engineers, accredited insulation installers, and a proud installer of ECO4 measures. Get in touch to find out if you qualify for funding for first time central heating.