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 will be open to domestic and small non-domestic properties in England and Wales. It will run from 2022 to 2025.
1 April 2022 – Low carbon heating systems that are commissioned on or after this date will be entitled to support under the scheme. (Commissioning is the completion of installation and set up of the system).
11 April 2022 – Installers are able to open an account with Ofgem, the scheme administrator.
23 May 2022 – The scheme opens for grant applications and payments.
What you’ll get
You can 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.
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.
Green Energy Homes 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 is not 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) are eligible for support.
How the scheme works
Green Energy Homes will apply for the grant on your behalf. The value of the grant will be discounted off the price you pay.
- Confirm Green Energy Homes is able to carry out the work you require by video call or a site visit.Green Energy Homes is MCS registered so (The MCS quality assurance scheme ensures that installers are competent, and the products they use meet the correct standards.)
- Green Energy Homes advises you on whether an installation is eligible for a grant.
- You agree a quote for the installation.
- Green Energy Homes applies for the grant.
- You confirm that Green Energy Homes is acting on your behalf when you’re contacted by Ofgem.
Your then able to have the heat pump installed and the £5000 grant will come off the invoice.