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What’s the Boiler Upgrade scheme?

Here’s the information you need to know

Here at Vaillant we’re passionate about making sure our customers can heat their homes efficiently and are kept up to date on the latest developments in heating that could impact them.

We’ve teamed up again with eco-influencer Kate, from@my_plastic_free_home, to look at the Boiler Upgrade Scheme and what it means for homeowners

Kate says:

If you are looking to replace your boiler this year, then you’re going to want to pay attention because I have some news that will not only help you reduce your carbon footprint but may also help towards the cost of doing so too!

Have you heard about the Boiler Upgrade Scheme? Basically, it’s a Government scheme that provides grants to property owners to help upgrade your heating to a heat pump. Why is this so good, you may ask?

Well, I spoke about Vaillant’s heat pumps last year because they’re an amazing way to reduce your carbon emissions and heat your home. The Boiler Upgrade Scheme opened for grant applications and payments on the 23rd May so this is huge news if you are looking to upgrade your heating system and make it more eco-friendly!

Depending on your eligibility, you may be able to claim up to £5,000 off the cost and installation of an air source heat pump or £6,000 off the cost and installation of a ground source heat pump!

I bet you’re already wondering what the eligibility criteria is and it’s actually quite simple. You need to live in England or Wales and own your own property (home or

small non-domestic) with an installation capacity up to 45kWth (your local installer will be able to determine if you have this installation capacity, however this should cover most homes). The property must also have a valid EPC certificate with no outstanding recommendations for loft or cavity wall insulation and only properties which are fully replacing existing fossil fuel systems (such as oil, gas or direct electric) will be eligible.

If you’re interested in making this change to your home then the first step is to contact your local Vaillant Renewables Partner to discuss your homes eligibility for the scheme.

If this sounds like something you could be suitable for then why wait? You could start your renewable journey now!

For more information about the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, visit our 'Boiler Upgrade Scheme' Explained guide or check out some of the government resources below:

''Boiler Upgrade Scheme' ExplainedThe Boiler Upgrade Scheme (England and Wales) Regulations 2022Government Guidance

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