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Government Assistance

You’ll be able to get:

  • £5,000 off the cost and installation of an air source heat pump

  • £5,000 off the cost and installation of a biomass boiler*

  • £6,000 off the cost and installation of a ground source heat pump

*The grant will only cover biomass boilers in rural locations and in properties that are not connected to the gas grid.

Eligibility

You may be eligible if you:

  • live in England or Wales

  • own your property (whether this is a home or a small non-domestic property)

The property will need to have:

  • an installation capacity up to 45kWth (this covers most homes)

  • a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) with no outstanding recommendations for loft or cavity wall insulation (unless you have an insulation exemption)

New build properties will not normally be eligible. The only exception is if you’re building your own home.

Your installer will advise whether a low carbon heating system is suitable for your property.

If you’re claiming other grants or funding -

You can still apply if you’ve received separate funding for energy efficiency upgrades such as insulation, doors or windows.

If you’re replacing an existing low carbon heating system -

Funding will not be available for the replacement of existing low carbon heating systems. Only properties which are fully replacing existing fossil fuel systems (such as oil, gas or direct electric) will be eligible for support.

How it works

Best Energy will apply for the grant on your behalf. The value of the grant will be discounted off the price you pay.

  1. Contact us and allow us to do an assessment on your home and build a plan for you.

  2. We will advise you on whether an installation is eligible for a grant.

  3. You agree a quote for the installation.

  4. We apply for the grant on your behalf.

  5. You confirm that we are acting on your behalf when you’re contacted by Ofgem.

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is now OPEN

The government will provide grants to encourage property owners to install low carbon heating systems such as heat pumps, through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS). These grants will help property owners overcome the upfront cost of low carbon heating technologies.

The scheme is open to domestic and small non-domestic properties in England and Wales.

It will run from 2022 to 2025.