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Free Boiler Scotland

Can I Get A Free Boiler In Scotland?

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Why Bother With A Boiler Replacement In Scotland?

Before we jump into the schemes that will get you access to a free boiler in Scotland, let’s take a quick look at why you might want a new boiler to begin with. What are the main benefits of upgrading your boiler? 

Energy EfficiencyNew boilers are far more energy efficient than older, fossil fuel fired boilers. Combi boilers are much more effective at heating a home quickly, so you spend less time with your heating on as a result. 
Greener OptionsOlder boilers produce far more carbon emissions than newer models. This is part of the reason why the Scottish government is so keen to encourage people to upgrade their boilers with grants and schemes, to help reduce carbon emissions across the board.
Reduce Energy BillsBecause your heating will be on less with a new boiler, your energy bills will come down, too. That means additional savings for you.
Enjoy A Comfortable HomeYour home will not only get up to temperature quicker with a new boiler, it’ll also stay there more easily with faster response times when your house temperature dips below your set threshold. 
Reduced CostsAnd now, thanks to grants and schemes available in Scotland, it’s never been cheaper to upgrade your boiler – and some might even get one for free.

How Eco Grants Can Help You Secure A Free Boiler Scotland

Remember, not everybody will qualify for a free boiler in Scotland, but there are plenty of people that will. The funding is already available thanks to the Scottish government, but so many households aren’t applying because they don’t know that they’re entitled to the support. That’s where Eco Grants by ZOA Energy Solutions comes in.

As eco home improvement grant experts, we know eco grants and schemes in Scotland like the back of our hands. Below we’ll cover the main grants and schemes in Scotland that could lead you to a free boiler.

How To Get A Free Boiler Scotland

Free boilers in Scotland are accessible through two main avenues:

  • Warmer Homes Scotland
  • ECO4

 

But they aren’t available to just anybody. In order to get grant support for your new boiler upgrade, you’ll first need to qualify. Let’s take a look at the different grants and schemes below and their aims and eligibility criteria to better understand who qualifies for support for a free boiler in Scotland.

How Can Warmer Homes Scotland Help With A Free Boiler?

Warmer Homes Scotland is a Scottish government programme aimed at supporting households that are unable to stay warm in their homes or keep up with rising energy bills. A range of eco home improvement measures are covered by the programme, such as:

  • Wall insulation
  • Renewables
  • Loft insulation
  • And, of course, boiler upgrades

 

The programme was paused between 31st March 2023 and 02nd October 2023, but when available will continue offering support to the most vulnerable households in Scotland.

Who Is Eligible For Support With Warmer Homes Scotland?

The programme is designed to help the most vulnerable households in Scotland make eco home improvements that make their home warmer and more comfortable to live in. Better yet, the scheme is designed to offer assistance to both homeowners and private sector tenants who are struggling to heat their homes and are struggling to pay their energy bills.

There is, however, certain eligibility criteria that’ll need to be met to qualify for support.

Warmer Homes Scotland Eligibility Criteria

Now, we have to warn you that the eligibility criteria for the Warmer Homes Scotland programme is extensive – so it’ll probably be quicker to just fill out a quick form with us today – it’ll take just 60 seconds and we’ll be able to let you know quickly if you qualify for any support for a free boiler Scotland.

But for those of you who are interested, you’ll need to meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a private tenant or homeowner 
  • Live in the home as your main residence 
  • Have lived in the home for at least 6 months (some exceptions apply)
  • Live in a home with a poor EPC rating
  • Live in a home with a floor area of 230m² or less
  • Live in a home that complies with the tolerable living standard set out in the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (or if it does not, ensure it won’t impact the effectiveness of any eco home improvements you make)
  • Live in council tax band A-F
  • Be considered vulnerable to living in a cold home either because someone lives there who is over 75 and there is no central heating, someone medically requires a warmer home for their health and a medical professional has recommended the Warmer Homes Scotland programme, or someone in the household is in receipt of one of the following qualifying passport benefits

Qualifying Passport Benefits Under Warmer Homes Scotland

Adult Disability PaymentArmed Forces Independence PaymentAttendance Allowance
Carer’s AllowanceConstant Attendance AllowanceCouncil Tax Reductions
Child Disability PaymentChild Tax CreditScottish Child Payment
Disability Living AllowanceHousing BenefitIncome Support
Income-Based Jobseeker’s AllowanceIncome-Related Employment and Support AllowanceIndustrial Injuries Disablement Benefits
Pension Credit GuaranteePersonal Independence PaymentSevere Disablement Allowance
Universal CreditWar Pensions Mobility SupplementWorking Tax Credit

If you meet ALL of that criteria, then you’ll likely qualify for a free boiler in Scotland (or, at the very least, a hugely discounted one).

Find out in 60 seconds if you qualify!

How Does ECO4 For Free Boilers In Scotland Work?

ECO4 is a Great Britain-wide scheme aimed at supporting low-income households living in the worst performing homes in terms of energy efficiency. It isn’t just a free boiler scheme in Scotland, it also offers a range of eco home improvements, but upgrading from an older, fossil fuel fired boiler to a more modern combi boiler is certainly an option with ECO4. The scheme is set to run until March 2026, so there’s still plenty of time to access the funding you’re entitled to – if you’re entitled to it…

ECO4 Scotland Eligibility Criteria

Just like with the Warm Homes Scotland programme, not everybody will be eligible for a free boiler under ECO4 in Scotland. But plenty of people will. To qualify you will need to meet the following criteria: 

  • Live in a home with an EPC rating of D-G
  • You or someone you live with/a tenant is in receipt of a qualifying government benefit

List Of Qualifying Government Benefits

  • Child Benefit (household income specific – check below*)
  • Child Tax Credits 
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Pension Credit Guarantee
  • Pension Credit Savings
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit

 

*to qualify with Child Benefit alone you will need a household income below the thresholds shown below:

 1 Child2 Children3 Children4+ Children
Single-Parent Households£19,800£24,600£29,400£34,200
Two-Parent Households£27,300£32,100£36,900£41,700

Meeting ALL of this eligibility criteria will mean you ought to qualify for support for a new boiler in Scotland.

How ZOA Eco Grants Can Help You

As eco home improvement grant experts, we here at Eco Grants by ZOA Energy Solutions can help you make the eco home improvements you need to enjoy a more comfortable home with reduced energy bills for a fraction of the cost (or even free). 

We’ve been an installer of eco home improvements – including boilers – for years, and in that time we’ve learnt plenty about how different grants and schemes can support our customers and make switching to a more efficient boiler that much cheaper. 

So, check with us today to see if you qualify for a free boiler in Scotland, and if you do, we can even carry out the installation for you!

And all you need to do? Fill out a quick form and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible!

Free Boiler Scotland FAQs:

Some people will certainly get a free boiler in Scotland if the grant they receive is large enough to cover the cost of installation. Others may have to contribute to the cost of the installation if the grant doesn’t cover the full cost.
Yes. Through a scheme called Local Authority Flexibility Scheme (LA Flex), your local authority or council may be able to extend the eligibility criteria of ECO4 to ensure you get support. Check if you qualify with Eco Grants today.