Under the new government Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Scheme large energy suppliers fund the installation of energy efficiency measures in British households to help Great Britain reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. Each obligated supplier has an overall target and aims to help by introducing energy efficient measures into your home rather than payment. The ECO scheme consists of three separate objectives; the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO), the Carbon Saving Community Obligation (CSCO) and the Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (CERO).
The HHCRO, also known as the Affordable Warmth Obligation, requires suppliers to promote the installation of heating qualifying actions, including insulation and the repair and replacement of boilers and electric storage heaters, to people receiving certain benefits and who live in private domestic premises. This is an excellent way to help those households who would otherwise be unable to afford a new efficient boiler and improve the Private Rented Sectors energy efficiency.
It has been estimated that by replacing a G-rated boiler with an A-rated boiler with a full set of controls could save a household around £215 and 940kg of carbon dioxide a year. If you are a landlord or homeowner get in touch with us today on 01538 360245 for friendly advice to see how you could benefit.
For more information from ofgem click here.