Are you eligible for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

What is the Boiler upgrade scheme?

In a progressive move towards sustainable practices, the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, initiated in 2022, aims to facilitate the decarbonisation of residences and small non-domestic structures in England and Wales. This initiative promises a seamless transition for customers looking to embrace cleaner and more efficient heating solutions.

To simplify the process, a certified installer with the coveted MCS certification, such as Abacus, will manage the entire transformation. The procedure involves the removal of your outdated boiler, making way for the installation of a modern and environmentally friendly Heat Pump.

As part of the scheme, the government offers a substantial financial incentive, contributing £7,500 towards the adoption of either an Air Source or Ground Source Heat Pump. This financial support significantly mitigates the overall cost for businesses, aligning the investment in a Heat Pump more closely with the expenses associated with a conventional boiler replacement.

By leveraging the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, businesses can transition to greener heating solutions without shouldering the full financial burden. The scheme ensures that your investment in a state-of-the-art Heat Pump becomes more economically feasible, fostering a more sustainable and cost-effective approach to energy consumption.

How do you know if you are eligible?

There is a criteria when looking at taking advantage of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme for example:

  • Your property must be a home or small non-domestic building in England or Wales. The maximum installation capacity of 45kWth covers the vast majority of these properties.
  • Your property must have a valid energy performance certificate with no outstanding recommendations for loft or cavity wall insulation.
  • The commissioning date of your low-carbon heating system must be on or after 1 April 2022.
  • Biomass boilers are only eligible in properties that are both in a rural location and not connected to the gas grid. Heat pumps do not have either of these restrictions.
  • You must be fully replacing an existing fossil fuel system such as an oil or gas boiler, or an electric heating system such as storage or panel heaters. Funding will not be available for the replacement of existing low carbon heat systems.
  • You can still apply if you’ve received separate funding for energy efficiency upgrades such as insulation, doors or windows.
  • New-build homes and social housing are not eligible for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, although self-build properties are eligible.

How do you apply for the BUS scheme?

Are you ready to embrace a new era of eco-friendly heating with an Air Source Heat Pump? Applying for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) is a breeze – your worries, taken care of!

How It Works

Once you’ve made the decision to upgrade to an Air Source Heat Pump, the good news is you won’t need to navigate the application process. Your chosen installer, well-versed in the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, will handle all the paperwork for you.

Effortless Transition

Say goodbye to the hassle of paperwork and administrative tasks. With your installer managing the application, you can sit back and enjoy the seamless transition to renewable heating. It’s that easy – let the BUS Scheme pave the way for effortless and sustainable warmth in your home.

Why should you replace your current heating system with an Air-Source Heat Pump?

  1. Energy Efficiency:

Unlike traditional heating systems that generate heat through combustion or resistive electrical elements, Heat Pumps provide a more energy-efficient solution. By harnessing the ambient heat in the air, these systems can deliver up to three times more energy than they consume, making them an excellent choice for environmentally conscious homeowners.

  1. Lower Operational Costs:

In addition to their energy efficiency, Air Source Heat Pumps can lead to substantial cost savings in the long run. As they rely on electricity to move heat rather than creating it, the operational costs are generally lower than those associated with traditional heating methods. With the rising costs of fossil fuels, making the switch to an Air Source Heat Pump can result in noticeable reductions in your monthly utility bills, contributing to a more sustainable and budget-friendly home.

  1. Environmentally Friendly:

Reducing your carbon footprint is a responsibility we all share, and opting for an Air Source Heat Pump is a step in the right direction. These systems produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional heating methods, as they utilise existing heat from the air rather than burning fossil fuels. By choosing an eco-friendly heating solution, you not only contribute to environmental conservation but also set an example for a more sustainable way of living.

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