Boiler Scrappage Scheme Wales
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Get £500 off a new A-rated boiler, when you scrap your old, inefficient G-rated boiler

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the Boiler Scrappage Scheme?
The UK has one of the most ambitious CO2 emission reduction targets in the world. The installation of an efficient heating system is an effective way of reducing household energy bills and CO2 emissions, as domestic heating accounts for 14 per cent of the UK's CO2 emissions.

To address this, the Welsh Assembly Government is offering up to 5,000 households £500 each towards the cost of upgrading their boiler (if G-rated or equivalent or worse) to a high efficiency A-rated one. This will help to save in the region of 5,600t CO2 per year - equivalent to taking 1,800 cars off the road.

What are the benefits in upgrading your boiler?
New boilers have rated efficiencies of 90 per cent or more meaning that they use less fuel, resulting in lower CO2 emissions and running costs. For example, this means by upgrading your G-rated boiler to an A-rated one, your household heating bill should drop by about a quarter - a saving, on average, of around £235 a year.

Who is eligible for the scheme?
The scheme is open to 5,000 householders over 60 in Wales living in an owned or privately rented home. Please note: Only householders and landlords who privately own and rent dwellings are eligible to apply for a voucher. Boiler installers and manufacturers, local authority registered social landlords, and housing associations are not eligible to apply.

What if I’m not over 60?
If you own your own home or rent it from a private landlord and are in receipt of certain benefits, you may be eligible for a grant of up to £3,500 (or £6,000 where oil, low carbon or renewable technologies are recommended) under the Warm Front Scheme. See below for more details, or alternatively visit: Please note you cannot receive funding under both Warm Front and the Boiler Scrappage Scheme.

Even if you are not eligible for any government assistance ISTL can change your boiler from as little as £999+VAT which is cheaper than a subsidised price of some of our competitors!

How can you tell if your boiler is G-rated?
A good quick test for gas boilers is to see if it has a permanent pilot light -if it has then it is very likely to be a G-rated boiler. If it is gas fired and over fifteen years old it is likely to be eligible.

For a better idea, why not see if your boiler make and model is listed as G-rated or worse by going to the:

- Government Boiler Efficiency Database
- SEDBUK Boiler Efficiency Database

Alternatively, you can ask your nominated installer to assist you in determining whether your boiler is eligible.

Want to register for the Boiler Scrappage Scheme?
If you believe that your home has a G-rated or worse boiler and wish to register for the scheme to receive a £500 cashback voucher towards the cost of upgrading to an A-rated boiler then firstly arrange for your nominated installer to visit and provide you with a quote. ISTL are not yet registered with the scheme as applications cannot be submitted until 1st April 2010, however if you fill in this form online we will happily visit your home and provide a quote.

Once you have the quote then please ensure you have the following information to hand before calling HEES 0800 316 2816 (on or after April 6th 2010):

  • Your full name.
  • The address of the property you wish to claim the voucher for.
  • The make and name of the boiler being scrapped.
  • The company name, address and contact details of the installer carrying out the work.
  • The type of replacement boiler to be installed e.g. gas, biomass.

When will the vouchers be issued?
The £500 vouchers will be issued from 6th April 2010.

Who can carry out the installation of your new boiler?
Installation of a gas boiler must be carried out by an installer like ISTL who are registered with Gas Safe. HEES are the body allocating responsibility to installers in Wales; ISTL will be submitting an application to undertake the work on their behalf on 1st April 2010. With our Gas Safe registration, experience, expertise, excellent customer satisfaction and safety record we are confident of becoming an accredited HEES installer. Click here to fill in an application for a replacement boiler and get to the front of the queue to save up to a quarter on your heating bills.

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