Renewable Energy Grants For Homeowners 2023

The boiler upgrade scheme 2023

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme 2023

What Is The Boiler Upgrade Scheme

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) was launched in April 2022 and has supported homeowners with capital costs to installing a low carbon heating systems, such as an Air Source Heat Pump. The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is part if the Governments’ net zero strategy to lower carbon emissions by 2050.

One-off renewable energy grants are available to homeowners across England and Wales of up to £5000 for Air Source Heat Pump installations and £6000 for Ground Source Heat Pump systems. 

As a trusted OFGEM accredited renewable energy installer, Renuvo can handle the whole application process from voucher application to grant redemption.

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is ideal for homeowners who:

Who Can Access BUS

Eligibility for The Boiler Upgrade Scheme

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is open to applications from any homeowner across England and Wales who is interested in installing a low carbon heating system. The only criteria to apply for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme are:

  1. A valid EPC that has a rating between A and G and is within 10 years (a new EPC can be arranged)
  2. The property must be an existing building or custom made construction (retrofit). The Clean Home Grant is not available for new build properties. 
  3. Approved contractors music hold MCS and be TrustMark registered under Government backed scheme. 

The Boiler Upgrade Grant 2022

Types of Low Carbon Systems

Whilst there are many types of low carbon heating systems available, it is reported that the Boiler Upgrade Scheme will only offer financial support to install either an Air Source Heat Pump, Ground Source Heat Pump or Biomass installation. It is worth noting that the average cost of a ASHP is around £8,000 – £16,000, so the grant will only partly cover the cost of installation. For more information about the low carbon heating systems included in the scheme, please use the links below.

What Is The Cost of An Air Source Heat Pump Installation?

The cost of installing an ASHP really does depend on a number of factors including the size of your property, type of system and additional work required (underfloor heating ect)

A good quality installation will costs from £5000. This would typically include:

  • A bespoke design, tailored to the property
  • Installation schematics
  • Lifetime technical support
  • MCS support to successfully apply for the BUS voucher
  • The ASHP, domestic hot water cylinder, buffer tank, circulation pumps and all of the connecting brassware for the components
Low Carbon heating systems

Register To Receive A Quote

How To Apply For The Boiler Upgrade Scheme

To apply for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme please get in touch through our enquiry form or call 01827 870 950. 

Once you have a received a quotation and you would like to proceed, we will start the application off for you and handle all the necessary paperwork.

Register Details

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Air Source Heat Pumps?

If you have radiators in your home, and you’re switching from a gas-fired heating system to an air source heat pump, you’ll probably need to buy some bigger radiators to keep your house warm

It looks a bit like an air conditioning unit, but sits on the floor outside your house. So you’ll need to have some outdoor space preferably in a sunny area – for it to be located.  You will also need to consider space for a water tank inside your home.  If you don’t have room for a water tank then a hybrid heat pump might be the way to go

Yes, quite possibly. Please bear in mind that for the best energy efficiency you may need to consider upgrading your home’s insulation. Our retrofit co-ordinator would be able to advise you on the best solutions for your property.  

Yes, the two main types are:

  • Air to air heat pumps
  • Ait to water heat pumps

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