Free Heating Blog - 22nd March 2021
No boiler and radiators in your property? Then this applies to you if you are a home owner or a private tenant.
CURRENT MAIN HEATING
Is the main heating in your home coal or log fires, inefficient electric storage heaters, inefficient electric panel heaters, electric fires, gas fires, bottled lpg heaters? Are some rooms in your home colder than others, because you have no heating in them? Apply now for a Full Central Heating grant, and if someone living in your property receives benefits, credits or allowances you could be applying for a Free Heating grant.
Armed Forces Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Child Tax Credit, Constant Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance, Income-Related Employment Support Allowance, Income Support, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, Pension Guarantee Credit, Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Severe Disablement Allowance, Universal Credit, War Pensions Mobility Supplement, Working Tax Credit.
In some postcodes, you could qualify to have free full central heating even if someone in your household does not receive an income-related benefit, for example if someone has a long-term illness, is pregnant, or if you are a pensioner or over a certain age. The number of children in your household is another qualifying factor.
Modern central heating systems can provide instant heat and hot water whenever and wherever you want it. No more having to prepare or wait for your current heating system to kick-in. Just switch your new central heating on, or even programme it to come on before you get up and to go off when you are snug in bed. With thermostatic controls, you can choose to have some rooms warmer than others – saving energy and your money, and protecting the environment by reducing carbon emissions. The choice is yours and is as simple as pressing just one button.
OFGEM’S ENERGY PRICE CAP
The energy price cap is a limit on the amount energy providers can charge you for your average energy use per year. However, in February 2021 Ofgem announced an increase in the energy price cap from 1 April 2021. This means that every household will expect an increase in their gas and electricity bills, albeit being capped for typical households at £1138. Now is the time for you to take action.
ELECTRIC STORAGE HEATERS / ELECTRIC PANEL HEATERS
Most of our customers who have already applied for full central heating or replacement electric storage/panel heaters stated how useless they are, and more importantly how expensive they are to run. This winter, these customers have benefited from more efficient and effective heaters that cost less to run. Their homes are warmer, and warmer for longer.
HOW TO APPLY FOR FREE CENTRAL HEATING
If you do not currently have a boiler and radiators in your property, anyone living in the household who receives a qualifying benefit, tax credit or allowance, should qualify for a grant for full central heating. EnergyLink can put you in touch with an approved local installer who has access to this grant funding. To receive a free survey without obligation, simply visit www.freeheating.co.uk/apply and fill in the form.