The UK Boiler Scrappage Scheme is aimed at encouraging owners of homes to upgrade their heating as well as hot water systems to one that is more energy efficient. This scheme will enable these homeowners to receive a sum of four hundred pounds in the form of cash incentive which can be used for fitting in a new boiler when scrapping the old one.
Most homeowners that are trying to make use of the UK Boiler Scrappage Scheme will generally be largely ignorant about the condition or age of their present boilers. This is a pity because the boiler is the most important installation in their homes. However, in most cases, these boilers will be out of warranty period and will have lost their efficiency and they will also prove to be more expensive to run than new boilers.
A new boiler will provide better temperature control and will be cheaper to run and will also be covered by a guarantee from its supplier. Therefore, its use is sure to be more beneficial than sticking with the old boiler. The Energy Savings Trust or the EST has recently announced that thanks to the UK Boiler Scrappage Scheme it is now possible for homeowners to make use of discount vouchers that give households a chance to make use of the four hundred pound discount off a brand new top grade boiler. All that is required to get this discount is to trade in the old lowly rated boiler for an A rated boiler.
This scheme is also being promoted and being made much more attractive by some of the bigger British energy companies of which British Gas is a good example. They are in fact even offering another four hundred pounds off that is over and above what the UK government is offering.
Furthermore, the EST also stated that hundreds of thousands of British homeowners are interested in making use of this scheme, and in particular the South East as well as North West parts are the places where maximum interest is being shown.
In fact, there are an estimated three and a half million homes that can make use of this scheme. At the same time, there are only about a hundred thousand plumbing as well as heating engineers available in the United Kingdom, which means that the scheme may fall short in offering adequate services.
However, should you wish to take advantage of the Uk Boiler Scrappage Scheme, you can, after January eighteenth, avail of the chance to make use of the four hundred pound discount vouchers that have already applied for the recently announced Boiler Scrappage Scheme.
These vouchers will normally be sent to households approximately ten days after your application is received by the EST. Furthermore, these vouchers will be valid for a twelve week period from the date of its issue and can be redeemed against purchase of a new A rated boiler that runs on gas, LPG or oil.
In addition, such vouchers can also be redeemed with certain kinds of biomass boilers as well as heat pumps. However electric boilers are not eligible.