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Homeowners can receive up to £520 by fuel switching

By Laura Elahi on February 28, 2011

A home energy grant to get more people using efficient heating systems is being run.

The Home Energy Saving Grant is being delivered by A1 Low Carbon Solutions (LCS) on behalf of the energy provider npower.

The scheme offers homeowners various levels of grant funding for fuel switching to a more efficient central heating system.

Fuel switching relates to the changing of the primary heating fuel of your home. A primary heating fuel is the fuel which is used to heat your main living area such as your lounge or living room.

The amount of grant funding is determined by both your existing heating and the heating type which you have installed. Funding is available through heating installers who are registered with LCS. Eligible boiler brands include Baxi, Glow worm, Grant UK, Sime and Vokera to name a few.

The standard level of funding applies to all privately owned domestic properties and a higher level of funding is available to customers who are aged 70 or above or in receipt of certain benefits.

Eligible benefits are:

  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • War Disablement Pension which includes either a Mobility Supplement or Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Disablement Pension which includes Constant Attendance Allowance
  • State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit where the relevant annual income is £16,190 or less
  • Working Tax Credit where the relevant annual income is £16,190 or less

A1 LCS is operated nationwide and works with more than 10,000 registered installers.

The award-wining scheme was first set up in 2003.

To visit the official A1 LCS website, click here.