Deadline Looms To Apply For A Free Boiler

Home owners on benefits can apply for scheme that could see energy bills slashed


Residents who have inefficient or broken boilers have until 31 August to apply for the Mayor of London’s £1m Better Boilers scheme. If successful, the boiler could be replaced or repaired for free.

This pilot scheme will help up to 500 fuel-poor home-owners in London to keep warm this winter by replacing or replacing inefficient or broken boilers with A-rated ultra-low emission appliances, and will reduce annual energy bills by an average of around £150 per household. It also aims to reduce cold-related and winter deaths, improve air quality, save carbon emissions and reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

To be eligible applicants must:

Be a homeowner in London (for owner-occupiers not rentals)
Be in receipt of qualifying benefits (these will be checked by the GLA)
Have an inefficient or broken boiler.

Wandsworth Council health and adult social care spokesman Cllr Paul Ellis urges residents to take advantage of the scheme: “Our public health and adult social care teams work closely with older and vulnerable people in Wandsworth to make sure they keep warm and safe through the winter months, but we know some people can’t afford to crank up the heating during a cold snap.

“Having a well-functioning, efficient boiler means they will be able to keep their homes warm and reduce their fuel bills.”

More information and to details of how to apply can be obtained online.

August 9, 2017