The UK government is now offering a £1000 grant to householders and private landlords who replace their old boiler with a flue gas heat recovery system. Under the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund that was launched early June 2014 this funding is available to all householders who have an old gas boiler.
What is a flue gas heat recovery system?
A flue gas heat recovery system can make boilers more efficient by capturing and re-using heat energy that would otherwise have escaped out of your flue or chimney. It can be added to a boiler system or comes combined with the boiler. These systems, sometimes referred to as ‘passive flue gas heat recovery systems’, tend to cost around £600, but you could save up to £100 on your fuel bills each year. That means it should pay for itself in about six years according to the Centre for Sustainable Energy. They have a leaflet with more information click here.
Green Deal Home Information Fund
The UK government has made up to £7600 available per household. A new condensing boiler and a flue gas heat recovery system are two of the twelve eligible measures under Core One where you can claim back up to £1000. You will need a Green Deal Assessment and can also claim an additional £100 towards the cost of the assessment.
For more details about the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund click here
The 80 percent Hub has a network of Green Deal Advisors who can carry out Green Deal Assessments. Click here for more information or ring Peter Bates on 01353 667973.
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