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Government grants and schemes to help with new boiler costs

Find out about help available to get a new boiler

Can I get a new boiler grant?

In the UK there are government schemes available to help you get a new boiler. Even if you're not eligible for government support, there are other schemes and finance options that can help you on your way to a warmer home.

The Energy Saving Trusts estimates that buying and fitting a new boiler with thermostatic valves typically costs around £4,000. And as heating makes up about 55% of the average household energy bill, you could save hundreds on your energy bills each year with a new, more energy-efficient boiler. 

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Current Government boiler schemes

Warmer Homes Scotland Scheme

Referrals for Warmer Homes Scotland have been paused from Friday 31 March 2023 and will be re-starting in October 2023.

What is it?

Warmer Homes Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government. It provides energy saving home improvements to eligible households who are struggling with the cost of their energy bills; making homes warmer, more comfortable and more affordable to heat.

What can you get?

Eligible homeowners can get energy saving measures such as central heating, loft and wall insulation, draught-proofing and renewable systems for generating your own energy.

Who qualifies for a free replacement boiler through Warmer Homes Scotland?

The scheme is for homeowners and private sector tenants in Scotland who are struggling to pay for their energy, and have lived in their property for at least twelve months.

You can get the full qualifying criteria and details about how to apply from Home Energy Scotland

Nest: Energy efficiency measures in Wales What is it?

The Nest scheme offers a range of free impartial advice and if you're eligible, a package of free home energy efficiency improvements such as a new boiler, central heating, insulation or solar panels.

This can lower your energy bills and benefit your health and wellbeing.

What can you get?

The Welsh government's Nest scheme offers home energy efficiency improvements to homeowners and tenants in private property.

Who qualifies for a replacement boiler grant through NEST?

Nest is for low-income homeowners and private-sector tenants in Wales who are receiving means tested benefits – or have a chronic respiratory, circulatory or mental health condition.

Find out the full qualifying criteria and details about how to apply.

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) will run from April 2022 until April 2028 in England and Wales. 

For more information about BUS, visit our grants and funding page

What about grants for oil boilers?

None of the government boiler replacement schemes include oil boiler grants. But there are grants available to replace oil boilers (or any non-renewable heating system) with a renewable energy system, such as a heat pump or solar panels.

Find out more about renewable heating systems and grants.

BOXT boiler replacement deals

A BOXT installer showing a customer how to use her new boiler

What is a BOXT boiler?

We want our customers to get a new boiler for the cheapest price on the market – and fast. That's why we've teamed up with BOXT, the top-rated gas installation and heating service on Trustpilot.

If you can't get government support, then our BOXT initiative is a way to replace your boiler without paying everything upfront. It allows you to pay by monthly instalments, instead of the whole amount in one go.

What can I get?

You can get an A-rated boiler, flue, attachments and Gas Safe registered installation from £1,795 (including VAT). The price includes everything: parts, labour and warranty.

If you find exactly the same deal cheaper elsewhere, BOXT will either beat the like-for-like price by £50, or give you a free £50 Amazon voucher.

A new boiler being installed by an engineer

How fast can you get your new boiler?

If you buy a new boiler online by 3pm, BOXT will fit it for you the next day (subject to availability).

Who can get a boiler through BOXT?

Anyone can pay for a new boiler through our BOXT scheme. So if your boiler is old and unreliable, or you want improve your entire central heating system, it could be the option of you.

How does it work?

Go to the BOXT site to:

  1. Find your boiler or boiler package.
  2. Pay for your boiler – in full or by monthly instalments.
  3. Get your boiler ins

More boiler deals and schemes

Boiler loans and finance deals

Can't afford the upfront cost of a new boiler, but not eligible for a boiler grant? You might still be able to get your new boiler installed without having to pay anything upfront – with 0% boiler finance deals.

Interest-free loans let you pay off your boiler over 1-2 years without paying any interest. Please remember to take installation costs into account when you compare 0% finance boiler deals.

A 0% spending credit card is another option. It gives you the flexibility to arrange your own installation, but still spreads the cost of your new boiler over a number of months, interest-free.

For peace of mind, you can also take advantage of one of our maintenance and support plans to keep your boiler in good condition.

Remember to repay any 0% loan or credit card deal off in full before the end of the agreed period – you don't want to pay the high-interest rates that usually kick in after the 0% period ends.

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