Homeowners, private tenants and landlords in Bolton can get a new boiler installed in their property - for free!
Local gas and renewable energy services company, BHE Services (Bolton) Ltd, says that homeowners, private tenants, and landlords can take advantage of the Government-backed scheme called the Energy Companies’ Obligation (ECO) if they are in receipt of certain state benefits.
Paul Wilkinson, Operations Director at BHE Services (Bolton) Ltd, said: “This is a genuine scheme - funded by the big energy companies - and means that people that meet the qualifying criteria can have a new, highly efficient central heating boiler installed in their homes - for free.
Mr Wilkinson added: “The Energy Companies’ Obligation (ECO) is a new programme designed to reduce Britain’s energy consumption by funding the installation of energy efficiency measures in low-income households and in properties that are harder to insulate.
“It works alongside the Government’s Green Deal initiative to give consumers support and funding for energy efficiency improvements in their homes.”
“We know, for example, that a new, highly efficient boiler can save a household up to £310 a year in the cost of gas,” he went on.
Mr Wilkinson said that the programme was not open to Council or Housing Association tenants but was open to part owners in shared equity schemes, in addition to homeowners, private tenants and landlords.
“People can check if they qualify for a new, free boiler by ringing 01204 450 450 and we can do a pre-qualification over the phone. If they do qualify, we will take care of all of the paperwork and install their new boiler at their earliest convenience,” said Mr Wilkinson.
“We are also encouraging local landlords to find out if their tenants have one of the qualifying state benefits, so they can benefit from the scheme too. For landlords, a new boiler means that their property is being improved - at no cost to them or their tenant!”
The stand alone, automatically qualifying benefits are:
_ Pension Credit, or
_ Child Tax Credit (and your income is £15,860 or less)
Or, applicants need to be in receipt of one of these benefits:
_ Income Support,
_ Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, or
Income-based Employment and Support Allowance, plus any one of the following:
1A. Disabled Child Premium
1B. Parental responsibility for a child under 16 who resides at the property
1C. Parental responsibility for a child 16 – 19 who resides at the property and is in
full time education (but NOT at university)
1D. Pension Premium (Inc. Higher or Enhanced)
1E. Disability or Severe Disability Premium (CTC only)
1F. Disability Premium (Inc. Enhanced or Severe)
1G. Work related activity or support component (IR ESA )
Alternatively, they need to be receiving Working Tax Credit (relevant income below
£15,860.00), plus any one of the following:
2A. Parental responsibility for a child under 16, who resides at the property
2B. Parental responsibility for a child 16 to 19 who resides at the property and is in
full time education (but NOT university)
2C. In receipt of disabled worker element or severe disability element of Working Tax Credit, or
2D. Aged 60 or over
BHE Services (Bolton) Ltd, based at Wilkinson House, on Radcliffe Road, in Bolton, is accredited to install boilers under the ECO scheme.
“The boilers are from the leading manufacturers and come with a warranty of two years covering parts and labour, so recipients also have real peace of mind after installation,” said Mr Wilkinson.
BHE Services (Bolton) Ltd, which has been in the town since 1971, provides a range of gas services, such as installing and servicing boilers, central heating systems, vented and unvented water cylinders, radiators, pumps and associated pipework, to customers including local authorities, housing associations, private homeowners and local businesses.
The company is also an accredited Green Deal Installer as well as an installer of the latest renewable energy technologies, such as solar panels, heat pumps and other products approved under the UK Microgeneration Certification Scheme.
For further information about BHE Services (Bolton) Ltd please ring 01204 450450
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