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With protests from organisations such as Insulate Britain sweeping across the country, it seems that a solution to affordable insulation and heating is required more than ever. While many homeowners have no problem funding the installation and appliances that they need to stay warm at home, a large percentage of the population in low-income households and social housing struggle to afford new heating.

The ECO3 funding scheme is just one solution to this issue. At UK Energy Management (NE) Ltd, we can fund heating upgrades to qualifying households through this scheme to increase the efficiency of your home for a comfortable and safe environment.

Read on for more information on heating funding and advice.

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Is there funding available for new heating installations?

Accessing affordable and energy-efficient heating is not always as simple as it seems. For those from vulnerable or low-income households, unexpected problems with your heating or when it’s time to replace it completely can be difficult when you don’t have the budget to do so. However, schemes such as ECO3 are in place to help a range of people access funding and have the heating upgrades that they need.

Who can benefit from the ECO3 grant?

There are many reasons why you may need financial support for your heating installations and upgrades.

You simply need evidence of one of the benefits from the below list to qualify:

● ​Armed Forces Independence Payment

● Attendance Allowance

● Carers Allowance

● Child Benefits

● Child Tax Credits

● Constant Attendance Allowance

● Disability Living Allowance

● Income-based jobseekers allowance (JSA)

● Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

● Income Support

● Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

● Pension Credit Guarantee Credit Element

● Personal Independence Payment

● Severe Disablement Allowance War Pensions mobility supplement

● Working and Child Tax Credits

Those who qualify will work closely with our experts to find the best heating upgrades for your needs.

What can I do to make my home warmer?

Your heating system is at the heart of your home whether that’s an electric storage heater or wall insulation so upgrading these should be your first port of call. However, there are some other practical things you can do to make your home more energy efficient:

● Add draught excluders to prevent warm air from escaping.

● Use your timer and thermostat mindfully.

● Ensure that furniture is not blocking your radiators so hot air can circulate freely.

● Close your curtains as an extra layer of insulation.

At UK Energy Management (NE) Ltd, we aim to make a positive contribution to energy efficiency and affordability. We have heating funding from utility companies to assist low income and vulnerable households whether you’re living in a privately rented or owned property across the UK. Get in touch with us today for more information about eligibility and our range of services.

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