?Please note that this scheme is now closed. There may be other schemes available in your area – please visit our guide to Boiler, Central Heating & Insulation Grants 2018 for more information.
Following the success of the last Scottish boiler scrappage scheme, the Scottish Government has confirmed £1m has been made available for a similar boiler scrappage scheme that kicks off on 1st February 2011
The new boiler scrappage scheme will allow 2,500 households in Scotland with inefficient boilers to claim £400 towards the cost of replacing them with a new efficient A-rated boiler.
The replacement of 2,500 G-rated boilers will shed around 2,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide being omitted from Scottish homes per year – the equivalent of taking 850 cars off Scottish roads.
Alex Neil, Housing and Communities Minister, said: “Through the boiler scrappage scheme we will help replace rickety old boilers for new energy saving models and importantly, put money back in the pockets of householders.
“At the same time we are providing an economic stimulus for the heating industry, supporting jobs and helping it get through this financially difficult time.”
How do I apply?
- Find if your boiler is eligible – it must be G rated at 70% efficiency or less.
- Contact a boiler installer to receive quotes for a boiler replacement. You can do that by calling British Gas on 0333 230 5216 or request quotes at Boiler Guide.
- Once you have received a quotation, you can apply for a voucher by calling the Energy Saving Trust on: 0800 512 012 or follow links from the Energy Saving Trust website
- If granted with a voucher, pay for the boiler and installation up-front and claim the £400 rebate back by sending the voucher and invoice back to the Energy Saving Trust
What is the aim of the Scottish Boiler Scrappage Scheme?
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