Support For Improving Your Home
We are taught that nothing in life is free. Correct? Well some things actually are – we are able to provide free boiler and free insulation depending upon if you meet the right criteria through the government backed ECO3 scheme. To prove this we can point you to the government regulator for gas and electricity markets in Great Britain – OFGEM.
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Mersey Eco Grants is able to provide this service through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme which was set up to tackle fuel poverty and help reduce carbon emissions.
How ECO Works?
The reason why these measures can be free or heavily discounted is because this scheme is funded by the medium to large energy companies. Here at Mersey Eco Grants, our credentials mean that we are able to work with some of the largest household name energy providers – so be rest assured you are in safe hands with us as all our installation teams have the relevant certifications and safety training to do their jobs correctly and safely.
The ECO 3 scheme has one obligation: the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO).
The Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO) Explained
The Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation requires energy suppliers to promote the installation of measures that lead to financial savings on energy bills, such as the installation of insulation and heating measures. This is why it can be free for many households but depending upon your property type, construction type, number of bedrooms and the age of your boiler there is sometimes a contribution to make. Please note the vast majority of our customers receive their boiler and insulation for free.
As the scheme is primarily aimed at helping households get out of fuel poverty, you may need to receive at least one of the following benefits and satisfy the relevant income requirements, where applicable:
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- Attendance Allowance
- Carer’s Allowance
- Child Benefit (household income dependent)
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance
- Pension Guarantee Credit
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- Income Support
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- Mobility Supplement
- Personal Independence Payment
- Severe Disablement Allowance
- Tax Credits (Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits)
- Universal Credit
Local Authorities are also able to refer residents in their areas to obligated energy suppliers so that they can be offered support under the scheme who don’t receive any of the above benefits – this is called LA Flex. Please click on this link to find out more as this is something we may be able to help you with.
Can I Benefit from ECO3
Both Home owners and private renters can qualify for ECO 3 – private renters will need their landlords permission to access any available funding. Home owners will need to provide proof of ownership to take advantage of this scheme.
You may be contacted directly by installers and we recommend you always check if they PAS 2030:2017 accredited. We have the necessary accreditations as well as being Gas Safe registered, to carry out this work so fill in our enquiry form (link) as we are a one stop for all the measures that ECO3 covers.
So what are you waiting for? Apply here today!