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GAS BOILER GRANTS

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to tackle fuel poverty and help reduce carbon emissions. Get in touch today to see if you qualify.

HOW DOES A COMBI & REGUALR BOILER WORK

Combi boilers have two independent heat exchangers; one of which carries a pipe through to the radiators, while the other carries a similar pipe through to the hot water supply.

When you turn a hot tap on, your boiler fires up to heat water and a valve is opened to send the water out through a network of pipes. A combi boiler will usually need to pause from heating the central heating water for your radiators while it’s heating the hot water for your tap, because they often can’t supply enough heat to supply to both at the same time. For this reason, you might hear your boiler switching on and off when you run a hot water tap even if they’re already lit to power the central heating.

A conventional boiler is also sometimes called a regular boiler or heat only boiler. This type of boiler uses hot and cold water storage tanks, usually installed in your home’s loft. The boiler unit is plugged into your mains, which supplies the water to be used in your home.

The boiler fires up by igniting its fuel, usually gas or oil. The heat exchanger warms up the water. A pump transports the water to the hot water storage tank for use throughout the day. When you set your thermostat, the hot water moves to through your radiators, emitting its heat energy to warm up the room. The hot water is also directed to water outlets in your bathroom and kitchen when you turn on a tap.

WHAT IS THE ENERGY COMPANY OBLIGATION (ECO)?

The energy companies obligation was originally introduced in 2013, and replaced two previous schemes: the carbon emissions reduction target, or CERT; and the community energy savings program, or CESP.

Like CERT and CESP before it, the energy company obligation legally requires the energy companies to help improve the energy efficiency of some of their customers’ homes across the UK, thereby reducing carbon emissions and cutting energy bills. A win-win situation.

The first run of ECO ended March 2015, and a newer, more inclusive version of the programme commenced 1 April 2015 and will run until 31 March 2017.

The ECO scheme has three parts:

Carbon Emissions Obligation targets all UK homes

Carbon Saving Community Obligation targets areas of low income and deprived rural areas

Home Heat Cost Reduction Obligation targets low income areas and vulnerable homes

The government estimates that the ECO deal will help thousands of households across the country with their energy efficiency, with up to 230,000 households on lower incomes benefiting, as well as others eligible for other components of the scheme.

HOW IT WORKS

Make an enquiry with one of our friendly DPS Energy. We will need to ask some questions about the property to ensure a grant is available. Should everything check out, we will schedule a site survey.

The site survey consists of collecting photo evidence, measurements and creating a floor plan for heat loss calculations. The information is then passed back to our administrative department who will design your system.

Make an enquiry with one of our friendly DPS Energy. We will need to ask some questions about the property to ensure a grant is available. Should everything check out, we will schedule a site survey.

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