BOILER UPGRADE SCHEME (BUS)
£5,000 for installing an ASHP
£6,000 for installing a GSHP
To incentivise UK home-owners to switch from fossil fuels to renewables, the RHI scheme has been replaced with a new simplified grant scheme known as the Boiler Upgrade Scheme or BUS for short.
You could be eligible for £5,000 off the cost of a new air source heat pump or £6,000 for a ground source heat pump so long as you are replacing an traditional gas, oil, direct electric (such as storage heaters) or LPG boiler system.
You can't have the grant if you're replacing an old heat pump or biomass boiler.
The Government have allocated £450m so the scheme will benefit a maximum of 90,000 homes over the next three years.
Ofgem are administering the scheme and you can check your eligibility by checking out the government's Boiler Upgrade Scheme page
How will the Boiler Upgrade Scheme work?
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is administered on a “first-come, first-served basis,” and customers will register their interest with us (or their chosen MCS accredited installer) and authorise an application to be made in their name.
We will then apply for the £5,000 or £6,000 grant on your behalf.
Am I eligible for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?
These are the requirements for BUS eligibility...
You must be a homeowner
Your property must be in England or Wales
You need a valid EPC (we can help you get this if you don't currently have one).
Is my EPC valid?
In order to be valid your EPC must fit one of the following:
Your EPC does not have any recommendations for loft or cavity wall insulation.
If it does include insulation recommendations, you must insulate your home between applying for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme and getting a heat pump installed. You will need to provide evidence of this.
Your property has an insulation exemption – for example, your property is Grade II Listed.
I'm building a new home, am I eligible?
You don't need an EPC to qualify if you're self building. Your planning permission will have required you to build to the latest eco-friendly building regulations anyway.
New builds that are not custom (i.e. being built by a large developer or as part of a multi-home development) are not eligible for the scheme.
I'd like to apply for the BUS
If you meet all of these requirements, we can apply to the scheme on your behalf.
Please let us know if you wish to register your interest in obtaining a grant.
For more information on the Boiler Upgrade Scheme check out the Ofgem website
DOMESTIC RHI SCHEME
Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive
Can I still apply for the RHI
The Domestic RHI Scheme has now come to an end so it's no longer possible to apply for this scheme. It has been replaced by the Boiler Upgrade Scheme.
I already get RHI Payments. Will they stop?
No. If you have already applied for and been accepted by the RHI then your payments will continue as per the original agreement.