June 7, 2024

A Guide to the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)

Thinking about replacing your old, inefficient boiler? The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) could be the helping hand you need! This government initiative aims to incentivise homeowners in England and Wales to switch to cleaner and more sustainable heating systems.

What is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme(BUS)?

The BUS provides upfront financial grants to help offset the cost of installing a new heat pump or biomass boiler. These technologies offer significant advantages over traditional gas boilers:

  • Reduced Carbon Footprint: Heat pumps and biomass boilers rely on renewable energy sources, significantly lowering your home's carbon emissions and helping the UK reach its net-zero targets.
  • Improved Efficiency: Modern heat pumps and biomass boilers are much more efficient than older gas boilers, translating to lower energy bills for you.
  • Future-Proofing your Home: With the potential phase-out of traditional gas boilers in the future, switching now ensures your heating system is up-to-date and compliant with upcoming regulations.

What Grants are Available?

The BUS offers generous a generous grant of up to £7500 towards the cost and installation of an air source heat pump, to make cleaner heating options more affordable.

Am I Eligible for the BUS?

The BUS is open to homeowners in England and Wales who own a property with a gas, oil, electric, or LPG boiler.  There are a few additional eligibility criteria to consider:

  • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC): Previously, homeowners needed to have no outstanding recommendations for loft and cavity wall insulation on their EPC. However, recent changes have removed this requirement, making the scheme more accessible.
  • Installer Requirements:  The installer you choose must be certified by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).  This ensures they meet the necessary qualifications and standards for BUS installations.

Additional Resources:

For more detailed information and the latest updates on the BUS, you can refer to these resources:

Making the Switch

Upgrading your boiler with the help of the BUS is a great way to improve your home's energy efficiency, reduce your carbon footprint, and potentially save money on your heating bills. With the recent changes making the scheme more accessible, there's no better time to explore the benefits of cleaner heating solutions.  So, get in touch with our team based in Billingshurst today at 01903 740538 or 07871 725133 or fill in our online contact form!

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