If you live in England and your home is not properly insulated or your boiler and heating system is not as good as it should be, the Warm Front Scheme may be just what you need. With heating costs on the rise, it could save you a lot of money and at the same time give you a warmer home, there are a range heating grants and rebates. If you’re not eligble for a WarmFront grant then you may qualify for a rebate and could save you £300.
If you don’t qualify for a grant because you do not receive one of the listed benefits, you may be entitled to a £300 rebate instead. This rebate can be put towards the cost of installing or repairing a boiler or central heating. You are eligible for a rebate if you:
- own your own home or rent from a private landlord and
- are aged 60 or over and
- have no central heating or it is not working.
If you don’t qualify for a grant because you do not receive one of the listed benefits, you may be entitled to a £300 rebate instead. This rebate can be put towards the cost of installing or repairing central heating. You are eligible for a rebate if you:
own your own home or rent from a private landlord and are aged 60 or over and have no central heating or it is not working. You can find out your entitlement by applying to the Warm Front Scheme manager, EAGA, on 0800 3162805.
How the Scheme Operates
- If you are entitled to a rebate, you will be sent a letter and voucher/claim form. You will also be provided with a list of six registered installers in your area who can do the work. The rebate is only valid for three months from the date of the letter and so the work needs to be completed within that period. If the voucher is not used within the time, you can reapply but there is no guarantee that the offer will still be available.
- Contact one or more of the installers and arrange a visit. Note that:
- Each installer will carry out a technical survey and provide a quotation for the work.
- Go through the quotations and select the installer you prefer based on what they are offering and the price to be charged.
- Contact the selected installer and arrange for the work to be done.
- On completion of the work, the installer will give you an invoice. This should be for the quoted value of the work less the £300 rebate.
- If you are not satisfied with what has been done, contact the installer to get the matter put right. Do not hand over the voucher/claim form until you are satisfied.
- If you are happy with the work, pay the amount due and hand over the signed voucher/claim form so that the installer can claim the rebate value.
- EAGA may check the installation to verify that you are satisfied and the work has been done properly. This ensures that the registered installers are operating to the required standard.
you should always arrange a visit from at least two installers, possibly more, so that you can compare what they are offering and the costs; this will enable you to make a proper choice.
the rebate can only be used with installers who are registered with EAGA; these installers will be approved by Gas Safe, NICEIC and OFTEC and so will be qualified to handle the installation or repair.