First-Time Central Heating Grants can be offered to install central heating systems in homes that don’t possess, nor have they ever before had central heating systems
It’s the first time that you can get First Time Central Heating Grants through the government’s ECO4 Scheme
In order to be eligible for the ECO Scheme and to qualify for first-time central heating subsidies the new central heating system that is to put in place must one that offers space heating by an electric boiler that is linked to radiators.
First Time Central Heating Grants The qualifying criteria is for the installation of the central heating device that can be installed within the domestic space that has not been equipped with central heating.
You also must be eligible for one of the qualifying state benefits, tax credits, or Other Allowances unless they are granted under the ECO Flex Rules, please look below for more information.
Qualifying Criteria for First Time Central Heating Grants
The applicant must also be a homeowner or a tenant of a privately rented house.
Only homes that have the EPC assessment of D E, F, or G for owners of homes and E or G for tenants who live in private homes can be eligible for central Heating Grants.
Homeowners who lease their property through a local authority or a housing association, as well as homeowners who live in shared ownership properties are not eligible for the first-time central heating grant scheme.
With the launch of ECO4 from April 1, 2022, to be eligible for the First Time Central Heating Grants your home must have gas mains supply. In line with the government’s policy to eliminate gas boilers over the coming years.
Your house must have no heating, or one of these heating methods:
· Electric room heaters, such as direct-acting room heaters, fan heaters, or inefficient electric heaters for storage
· Gas room heaters; including fixed mains gas room heaters; or
· A gas fireplace with a back boiler or
· Fire made of solid fossil fuel, with back boiler or
· Heating system for gas centrally located or
· Heating for ceiling or underfloor electric (not included in an electric boiler) or
· First time central heating in the form of a bottle or
· Room heaters made of solid fossil fuel as well as
· Room heating using wood/biomass or
· Room heaters with oil
The heating system that is used to determine your eligibility to First-Time Central Heating Grants (CHG) is the one which is listed as the Main Heating system in the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for your residence.
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