The Government announced this week that the Boiler Upgrade Scheme is changing, with the amount for both air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps is set to increase to £7,500.
This will come into effect from Monday 23 October.
The scheme, designed to help support the Government’s target of achieving 600,000 heat pump installations per year by 2028 has been in place since May 2022.
Why Heat Pumps?
Heat pumps are widely seen as central to meeting the UK’s heating and hot water demands as the country moves towards achieving net zero emissions.
With a number of benefits over oil, gas and direct electric heating systems, heat pumps have already become more common in Europe’s coldest countries.
- Reduced energy bills: heat pumps are powered by electricity, and thus are not exposed to the same volatile price changes associated with gas and oil. A recent survey found that 59% of gas boiler users are satisfied with their running costs; for heat pump users, this figure jumps to 67%.
- VAT savings: VAT is currently set at 0% on the installation of heat pumps, meaning costs are lower than ever before.
- Reduced carbon footprint: heat pumps are zero carbon at the point of use, and are incredibly efficient.
- Save time and storage space on fuel deliveries: if your property uses oil or LPG, by switching to a heat pump you’ll no longer need to arrange fuel deliveries, and save the space used for storing fuel.
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Find out more about the Boiler Upgrade Scheme
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) is a UK Government-led initiative designed to decarbonise the heating of buildings. The BUS allows homeowners to benefit from grants of £7,500 towards the installation of an air source heat pump, or ground source heat pump.
If you’d like to benefit from the BUS, your first step is to contact an MCS-certified installer, who will work with you to identify the right heat pump system for your home, apply for the grant funding on your behalf and install your system. Look for a well-established contractor with high customer satisfaction scores and a demonstrable track-record of top-quality aftercare.
Caplor Energy have a five-star Trustpilot rating and are approved by leading heat pump manufacturers. As a family business with the core values of inspirational sustainable improvement at their heart, their friendly, enthusiastic team have a proven track record of successful installations across a wide range of domestic and commercial properties, and pride themselves on their professional approach to developments large and small.
You can find out more information: HERE