First Time Central Heating (FTCH) Scheme
The First Time Central Heating Scheme has been created to fund the installation of central heating systems into homes that do not have, and have not previously had, a central heating system. The scheme is designed to increase energy-efficiency, reduce heating bills and improve living conditions and well-being for people on low incomes.
Plumb-Line is an accredited installer for the First Time Central Heating Scheme as we have been independently assessed to ensure that we meet the high quality of service standards required.
To qualify for the First Time Central Heating Scheme you must be either a home owner or a tenant in a privately rented home, which either has no heating or one of the following heating systems: storage heaters, fan heaters, convectors or plug-in heaters, or stand-alone gas fires and wall heaters.
In addition, if your gas boiler is pre-2005, you may qualify for a brand new high efficiency gas boiler under the scheme. See more and apply for a government heating grant under the scheme.
More information about the First Time Central Heating Scheme from OFGEM: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/first-time-central-heating-ftch-checklist-0
ECO – Energy Company Obligation
Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government scheme aimed at reducing carbon emissions and tackling fuel poverty.
Energy efficiency measures, including wall or loft insulation, are funded by the larger energy suppliers who have targets to meet depending on their share of the energy market.
The ECO scheme is designed for people on low incomes living in their own property, in rented property or social housing. To find out more go to: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/eco