Are You One Of The 125,000 Eligible Homeowners?

December 19, 2009

Since the Government’s announcement of the Boiler Scrappage Scheme, homeowners and gas engineers a-like are waiting for full details to determine whether the scheme is to be operated through Warm Front on a nationwide level or alternatively at a local level, which would make the homeowner responsible for arranging the installation process.

Furthermore, there is also discussion concerning a retrospective rebate in the event of a homeowner recently replacing their G-rated boiler. The Government could provide a pleasant surprise to homeowners located in England, who have recently ripped-out their old G-rated boiler unit and installed a new energy efficient model. Details are to be announced very shortly.

The Government’s objective is to provide homeowners the opportunity to reduce CO2 emissions and improve the efficiencies of certain domestic appliances. It has been currently estimated 125,000 households are eligible for the Boiler Scrappage Scheme.

The Government has stated in it’s pre-budget report that it intends to officially launch the Boiler Scrappage Scheme at the earliest possible date;
7.36 Installing an efficient heating system can be another cost-effective way to cut household energy bills and carbon emissions, as domestic heating accounts for 13 per cent of UK greenhouse gas emissions. Replacing an older boiler with the latest efficient models can reduce a household’s energy bill by around £230 a year. The Pre-Budget Report announces a £400 incentive to help up to 125,000 households upgrade their boiler, available to those who buy a new boiler or renewable heat unit to replace a working G-rated boiler. The Government will work with industry to launch the scheme at the earliest opportunity in 2010.

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