An essential component of the government’s current Energy Compliance Obligation Scheme, known as ECO4, the Free Storage Heating Grant, commonly referred to as the Storage Heater Replacement Grant is designed to help many homeowners with their energy efficiency, by replacing their current storage heating system with a new one. This, alongside other ECO4 measures, will directly contribute to tackling energy inefficiency, and by extension, fuel poverty.
What Is The Free Storage Heating Grant?
The government’s free Storage Heating Grant is part of the current ECO4 scheme designed to provide all UK households with affordable, energy-efficient heating systems, helping to improve heat retention and reduce energy bills for many low-income households. Modern, energy-efficient storage heaters are typically expensive to install, especially for those who may be on low incomes, out of work, elderly or vulnerable. This is where the free storage heating grant comes in; helping to fund the cost of the storage heater installation, improving your home’s efficiency and reducing utility costs in the long term.
Am I Eligible?
There are a handful of specific requirements one must have in order to qualify for the free storage heating grant and these are as follows:
● You’re currently a homeowner, or, you rent a property from a private landlord who has given their permission.
● Your primary source of heating is electricity, (e.g. old electric heaters, electric panels or radiators).
● You’re in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits.
As part of the government’s current ECO4 Scheme, in order to qualify for a free electric storage heater installation, you must be currently in receipt of at least one of the following benefits.
● Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
● Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
● Housing Benefit
● Child Benefits
● Child Tax Credits (CTC)
● Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
● Pension Credit Savings Credit
● Universal Credit (UC)
● Working Tax Credit (WTC)
● Warm Home Discount
In certain circumstances, you may still be eligible to qualify for the free storage heating grant via the Flexible Eligibility (LA Flex) in the current ECO4 Scheme even if you are not in receipt of any of the above benefits.
At UK Energy Management (NE) Ltd, you are in safe hands. We have Free Storage Heating Grants from utility companies to assist low income and vulnerable households whether you’re living in a privately rented or owned property across the UK. Our professional team is on hand to manage your council heating grants so your home is energy efficient all year round. Contact us today.