Boiler Upgrade Scheme: Everything you need to know

Boiler Upgrade Scheme: Here’s everything you need to know

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme launches next month, April 2022. We share everything you need to know about how you can get up to £6,000 off the cost of a heat pump. 

What is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) will launch on 1st April 2022 and is part of the Heat and Buildings Strategy to aid the decarbonisation of buildings. It will provide upfront grants to support the upfront costs of installing heat pumps in homes and some non-domestic buildings in England and Wales.

How much funding can you receive?

Homeowners in England and Wales will be able to access grants of £5,000 to have air source heat pumps installed, and £6,000 for ground source heat pumps.

However, as the funding is provided through grants, you will need to pay the difference if costs of installation exceed the grant you receive.

Are you eligible for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

You must meet a few requirements to be eligible:

  • You must be a homeowner or small business owner
  • Your property must be in England or Wales
  • The building must have been issued an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in the past 10 years, which either has:
    • No recommendations for loft or cavity wall insulation
    • It has recommendations but you insulate you home ahead of applying for Boiler Upgrader Scheme
    • Your property has an insulation exemption

Custom and self-build homes will also be eligible under the scheme. Custom and self-builders will be given a three-month validity period to complete their installation and do not need to provide an EPC to provide evidence of insulation eligibility.

How do you apply?

Applications will open from 1st April 2022, but the Boiler Upgrade Scheme will operate on a “first-come, first-served basis”, so if you are thinking about installing a heat pump, get in touch with us as soon as possible to ensure you will be able to apply for this grant.

After you have agreed our quotation, as an MCS installer, we will apply for the voucher on your behalf and you will then be contacted by Ofgem to confirm that you wish to go ahead with the project.  We will then have 3 months to complete the project.

How long will the scheme run?

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme will run from April 2022 until April 2025.

Don’t leave it until it’s too late – get in touch with us now to enquire about a heat pump in your home

Contact us for a free, no obligation chat about whether a heat pump is right for your home, find out more about how heat pumps work and the process of installation.

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is first-come, first-served, so don’t miss out. Get in touch today by emailing or call 01708 528240.

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