The Government has set targets for energy companies to reduce their carbon emissions from energy production. As part of this commitment to carbon reduction, energy companies have provided up to £1.3 billion per year, until March 2015 to pay for more energy efficient heating systems and better insulation in qualifying homes. In this way qualifying households will use less energy and therefore emit less carbon dioxide, thus helping energy companies to meet their carbon reduction targets.
The Electricity and Gas (Energy Companies Obligation) Order 2012 was passed by Parliament in December 2012 and it set up three main ‘Energy Companies Obligations’, referred to as ‘ECO’. These are the ECO Carbon Saving Obligation, the ECO Carbon Saving Community Obligation and the ECO Affordable Warmth Obligation. The ECO Affordable Warmth Obligation provides funding for households which may be suffering from fuel poverty to have a boiler grant and home insulation installed.
If you are or know a home owner or a private landlord tenant, that is in receipt of one of the following benefits:
Scarbrook Plumbing and heating are one of the Norths leading gas installation specialist, installing thousands of boilers every year in the ECO, private domestic and social housing sectors.
You are looking at roughly 70 to 80 percent of your energy spend being used up by your current boiler, and fitting a new ECO boiler will make a big saving – stopping you wasting money powering your central heating. We have all noticed the winters in the UK are becoming particularly harsh and a new boiler is far less likely to break down. Even better if it is fitted by a local company then if in the unlikely event there are any problems a Scarbrook engineer can be on site quickly to fix any issues. Fitting a new energy efficient boiler under the grant scheme means that the top of the range economic benefits are brought to you for . If you are using an inefficient older type boiler then please get in touch as we would love to help you qualify for a boiler grant under the scheme.
The bottom line is that when you replacing your old boiler with an A rated super efficient boiler within house heating controls can definitely reduce the home emissions and could save you as much as £250 a year off your heating bill – this year!