All you need to know about the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS), UK

Property Eligibility Criteria

If you have domestic and non-domestic properties in the UK and Wales, then you might just be eligible for the Government’s Air Source Heat Pump Grant (2022 to 2025). These grants are meant to help save the property owners from the upfront cost of these low carbon heating technologies. Your property is eligible if it has:

• An installation capacity of up to 45kWth;

• A current Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), with no outstanding recommendations for loft or cavity wall insulation.

All the low income households, already receiving the following benefits, are eligible:

• Child Benefit

• Child Tax Credit

• Employment & Support Allowance

• Housing Benefit

• Income Support

• Job Seekers Allowance

• Pension Credit – Guarantee

• Pension Credit – Savings

• Universal Credit

• Working Tax Credit

However, the properties that don’t qualify for the Government Heat Pump Grant are:

• Social housing Properties;

• Certain New Build Properties; &

• Properties that have already received Government Funding or Support for a heat pump or biomass boiler.

Grant Eligibility Criteria

To understand which heating system is best suited for your property, you could contact certified Grant Specialists like Warm Front UK, who would guide you throughout the installation process. To be eligible for grant, your new heating system must meet the following criteria:

• It should have been installed and fully checked by your installer on or after April 1, 2022;

• It must have the potential to meet the full heating requirements of your property, including both, space and water heating;

• It should have been installed as a replacement for an existing fossil fuel heating system, like Oil, Gas or Electric;

• It should meet the minimum efficiency requirements, which can be understood with the help of your installer.

Product Eligibility Criteria

The heating systems that fall under the Government Grant are – Boilers, Heat Pumps, Storage Heaters, Central Heating, and Insulation of Loft, Solid or External Wall, Room in Roof and Wall Cavity. Hybrid Pump Systems, combining more than one of the ones mentioned above, are not eligible for Government Grant. If you already have a low carbon heating system, you will not be able to get a funding for its replacement.

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