Sunday, 10 January 2010

What kind of boilers does the scrappage scheme cover?

Before applying for the scrappage scheme it is important to find the best deal on a new boiler, including installation costs.

Some energy companies, such as British Gas and npower, are offering similar cash incentives that match the Government's £400, to give a total £800.

British Gas also offers some equally generous discounts under its own unsubsidised schemes, but consumers who apply for boiler scrappage would not be eligible.

People aged over 60 may get bigger discounts through Warm Front, another Governmentfunded scheme to improve energy efficiency (

Gareth Kloet, energy expert at comparison website confused. com, says: 'Many suppliers will follow-British Gas and npower in offering cashbacks and they may also offer discounts for households in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. But customers must be aware these may not be the best option.
A cheaper route may to buy a new boiler independently and get a local plumber to install it.'
FOR more information on the scheme and to register, go to the EST website at or call the advice line on 0800 512012.

full article

No comments: