Applications are now open for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, which offers homeowners a £5,000 grant towards the upfront cost of a heat pump, available through their installer. The grants are designed to make heat pumps more financially accessible to homeowners and to encourage people to switch to low-carbon home heating systems.
The scheme opened to applications on 23 May, 2022. To mark the occasion Lord Callanan, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, attended the launch of Heatpumps London’s Daikin Sustainable Home Centre, before visiting a British Gas customer who is in the early stages of having a Daikin air source heat pump installed.
Heatpumps London is a new joint venture between The Air Conditioning Company and Daikin. Homeowners can visit the Centre and see air source heat pumps in action, as well as getting advice from experts on the best heating and cooling solution for their home.
Henk van den Berg, Strategic Business Manager – Heating & Renewables at Daikin UK, said: “The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is the first up-front subsidy scheme that’s available long-term to help homeowners replace their fossil-fuel boilers with sustainable, low carbon heat pumps.
“Now that applications are open, we hope that households who are in the position to upgrade their boiler to an air source heat pump will do just that – benefiting from a £5,000 grant and the recently-announced removal of VAT.
“And our message to installers is that now is the time to upskill for the future. It’s been great to show the minister some of the projects we are working on.”
You can learn more about the Boiler Upgrade Scheme at https://registeredgasengineer.co.uk/technical/boiler-upgrade-scheme-how-does-it-work/