What is the Energy Company Obligation Scheme?
In layman’s terms, the Government energy efficiency scheme is designed to help prevent fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions by funding energy-saving measures to eligible properties.
Where does the ECO Funding come from?
In 2013 the market-leading energy suppliers were obligated by Government to work with qualified installers to make UK households energy-efficient. As part of this obligation, the suppliers provide financial support to help those who need it.
What energy-saving measures does the ECO Scheme provide?
Under ECO, there are grants to cover all or part of the measures installed to save energy. These can include:
- A New Boiler
- Cavity Wall Insulation
- Loft Insulation
- Room in Roof Insulation
- Internal Wall Insulation
- Under Floor Insulation
Alternatively, if you are living in social housing with an EPC rating of E, F or G you might also be eligible for the scheme. Social housing with an EPC rating of D can also qualify for an innovation scheme.
To see you’re eligible please use our grant enquiry form here
How will I qualify?
If you are a low-income household on certain means-tested benefits and credits, and either a private homeowner or private tenant, living in poorly insulated homes and/or do not have a working central heating system, you may qualify for funding. – If you or someone living in your household is in receipt of one of the following benefits, you may be eligible:
- Armed Forces Independent Payment
- Attendance Allowance
- Carers Allowance
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Disability living allowance or Personal Independence Payment
- Pension Guarantee Allowance
- Pension Guarantee Credit
- Income-related employment and supports allowance (ESA)
- Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)
- Income Support
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Tax Credit (Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits)
Will I save money on my heating bills?
Absolutely, each measure will help you save on your fuel bills. However, a survey of your home will determine which measures are best to suit your property. This could be as simple as exchanging your boiler for a new A-rated condensing boiler and thermostat. Your home may need more measures and that could include insulation to your walls, floor and roof to prevent further loss.
How is the survey conducted?
Living in times of a pandemic can make you a little wary of having work completed in your property. However, the Government has concluded that this type of work is key.
Dyson Energy has brought in policies to keep everyone safe which includes, routine testing, safe distancing and sanitation.
If you have any concerns about this, please contact us to discuss.