Funding is provided by the Energy Company Obligation (ECO – a government energy efficiency scheme) and the Warm Homes Fund (National Grid and Affordable Warmth Solutions energy efficiency fund) for qualifying properties to have a
Low carbon air source heat pump and heating system supplied and installed free of charge.
Plumb-Line is working in conjunction with AgilityEco to provide access to funding and to provide and install the heating systems.
You may think that this is too good to be true?
This is part of ‘Connected for Warmth’, an established programme funded by the Government’s ECO4 scheme. It’s available now, subject to a detailed survey of the property and an eligibility check.
If you don’t currently have a central heating system and your circumstances make you eligible, we may be able to fit an air source heat pump to your property, along with a new water cylinder, radiators and all the necessary pipework, valves and heating controls. This type of central heating system would normally cost £12,000 – £15,000 but successful applicants will not have to pay anything.
What are the benefits of having an air source heat pump system installed?
- It is estimated that a new heat pump will use 40% less electricity compared to electric storage heaters or electric convection heaters, which means lower electricity bills
- A lower carbon footprint, doing your bit to reduce the UK’s carbon emissions
- A much more comfortable level of heating throughout your entire house
- Reliable heating and hot water all year round
- Low maintenance
Who qualifies for the Connected for Warmth scheme?
The Connected for Warmth scheme has two main criteria: the type of property and the level of household income or certain benefits received.
Your property is likely to qualify for Connected for Warmth if:
- It is owned or privately rented by you
- It doesn’t have a central heating system – e.g. has electric heaters or no heating
- It has an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating of E to G
- It doesn’t have a gas connection
Your home will need cavity wall insulation (if appropriate) and you may also be able to receive funding for this under the scheme.
If you don’t know your EPC rating, see our Connected for Warmth Frequently Asked Questions
You are likely to qualify for the Connected for Warmth funding if:
You have a household annual income of less than £31,000
You, or anyone in your household, are in receipt of any of the following benefits
- Child Benefit
- Child Tax Credit (CTC)
- Housing Benefit
- Income Based Jobseekers’ Allowance (JSA)
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Universal Credit (UC)
- Income Support
- Working Tax Credit (WTC)
- Pension Credit Guarantee Credit (PCGC)
- Pension Credit Savings Credit (PCSC)
How do you apply?
Please complete the online Connected for Warmth Application.
If we have written to you, then alternatively, you can complete the application form and send it back to us in the freepost envelope provided.
What if you live in a private rented property?
If you live in a rented property, then you will need to inform your landlord and ask them to download and complete the Connected for Warmth landlord declaration form.
If you have any questions or would like to know more, then give us call on 01604 644500
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Also see our Connected for Warmth Frequently Asked Questions