How Can Electric Heating Grants Help The Environment?

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As it stands, the UK faces two major social and environmental obstacles, climate change and fuel poverty. Undeniably, both of these issues should be at the forefront of our government’s consciousness; active steps must be taken to facilitate positive change that benefits our environment and population.

Fortunately, we are beginning to see the UK government implement more schemes that aim to tackle these issues, such as the ECO4 grant.

Here is UK Energy Management (NE) Ltd’s guide to the electric heating grant and the ways in which it could simultaneously fight climate change, and improve living conditions.

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What Does a Grant Provide?

The ECO4, or ‘Energy Company Obligation’ scheme, aims to provide lower-income households with economic support to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Under the terms of this grant, homeowners may be eligible to receive funding for heaters and insulation for their properties.

In theory, this scheme should simultaneously bring down energy costs and carbon emissions, aiming to maximise the energy efficiency of each home.

Who Is Eligible?

Eligibility for an ECO4 grant is determined by a number of factors including age, income, disability or state benefits and the number of people living in a house.

For more information on grant eligibility and the application process, visit our site and use our free eligibility checker.

Environmental Benefits Of A Grant

Among the obvious economic benefits of the ECO4 grant, such as reduced heating bills, increased efficiency and free installation, are a number of potential environmental benefits.

Improved Insulation

One of the main benefits of the government grant is the potential for improved loft and cavity wall insulation. By upgrading your home to ensure it is properly insulated, it means that the temperature of your rooms stays far more consistent, and less heat is lost through extremities such as lofts.

This, in turn, means that far less energy is used to keep your house warm in colder months, reducing the carbon emissions of your household dramatically.

Electric Storage Heaters

In addition to the improvement of insulation that is facilitated by the ECO4 grant, certain homeowners are also eligible for electric storage heater grants. By covering the installation and purchase costs of super-energy-efficient heaters, swapping out an old, inefficient, heater for a new one can massively reduce the carbon emissions of a home.

Apply For A Grant With UK Energy Management (NE) Ltd

If you think you may be eligible for an ECO4 grant or would like more information regarding funding, electric heaters or insulation, get in touch with us today.

Our friendly and experienced team are always happy to answer any questions or queries you may have. Call us today on 0191 466 1185, or send an email to

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