Changing your G-rated boiler for an A-rated model.

With another few months of severe cold spells, the announcement of the Government boiler scrappage scheme is being met with a warm welcome. The scheme reduces down on CO2 emissions caused by domestic heating.

New Boiler – Will It Help

As a new boiler have a much more efficient way to use less fuel this will not only reduce the CO2 but streamline peoples fuel bills. By changing a G-Rated boiler to the more recent A-rated model the average-sized house could save over £200 per annum. The scheme is open to 125,000 householders in England living in an owned or privately rented home.

How can you tell if your boiler is G-rated?

A good quick test for gas boilers is to see if it has a permanent pilot light -if it has then it is very likely to be a G-rated boiler. If it is gas fired and over fifteen years old it is likely to be eligible. If it is oil fired and over twenty-five years old, it is likely to be eligible.

The information is on the energy saving trust website and it will guide you through the process of how to register for the UK Government’s boiler scrappage scheme. How you get your £400 cashback voucher by scrapping your G-rated boiler and replacing it with an A-rated boiler or renewable heat technology.

Only householders and landlords who privately own and rent dwellings are eligible to apply for a voucher. Boiler installers and manufacturers, local authority registered social landlords, and housing associations are not eligible to apply.

Vouchers can be redeemed against a boiler from the manufacturer which is for A-rated or equivalent gas, oil or LPG boilers, boilers with a Passive Flue Heat Recovery Device, Micro CHP units or Microgeneration Certification Scheme-registered biomass boilers and heat pumps. Solar Thermal is also eligible if combined with an eligible boiler replacement. Electric boilers are not eligible.