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BOILER UPGRADE SCHEME

At Gas Plus Plumbing, we’re more than just skilled technicians; we’re homeowners, property enthusiasts, and energy-conscious individuals who understand the intricacies of maintaining a functional living and working environment

GET £7,500 OFF YOUR HEAT PUMP

The government wants as many homes as possible to switch to clean energy. That’s why right now you can get £7,500 towards the cost of your new heat pump. Hurry, this grant won’t be around for long.

GETTING YOUR £7,500 GOVERNMENT GRANT

First, get in touch

Share your details and we’ll get the ball rolling with a quick phone call.

Tell us about your home

We’ll ask some questions to check your home is suitable for a heat pump (70% of UK homes are).

Check your no-strings free quote

Get a simple, clear quote for your clean energy system, with the government grant saving of £7,500 already taken off.

Get a free home energy assessment

An Aira Energy Expert visits your home to start planing your tailor-made clean energy system.

Leave the grant application to us

Like what you see? Approve your quote and let Aira take care of applying for your grant.

Installation time

Once your grant is approved we’ll book your installation. And you can say goodbye to gas

WHAT IS THE BOILER UPGRADE
SCHEME?

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (or ‘BUS’ for short) gives eligible homes a £7,500 grant to help replace your old gas boiler with a clean energy heat pump. Why? Because heat pumps are four times more energy efficient than boilers and emit 75% less carbon dioxide.

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is available nationwide, with the £7,500 government grant currently available in England and Wales. It’s an installer-led scheme, which means Aira applies for the grant on your behalf. The only thing you have to do is enjoy the money off. 

What’s more, any clean energy improvements you make to your home, like switching to a heat pump, installing solar and insulating your walls and roof, are currently VAT-free. That cuts a hefty 20% off the cost of becoming an instantly more energy-efficient home. 

Let’s talk energy efficiency

Want a no-strings chat about improving your home’s energy efficiency? Share your contact details with us and we’ll call you back.

Or call us on: 0333 888 1299

Weekdays Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm

HOW THE SAVINGS ADD UP WITH ARIA?

Instant savings. That’s the power of clean energy-tech.

  • Save 25% on heating costs* with a heat pump
  • Never pay another gas heating bill
  • Reduce energy consumption by 75%
  • Cut your reliance on the energy providers 

Add real value to your property

  • Add up to £8,000 by switching to a heat pump
  • Add up to £5,400 by installing solar
  • Add up to £55,000 by improving your Energy Performance rating (EPC)

Get £7,500 off and pay 0% VAT – if you’re quick

  • Get £7,500 off with the Boiler Upgrade Scheme
  • Pay 0% VAT on your entire clean energy package (that’s effectively getting 20% off)
  • Extra grants and schemes available for solar and insulation – talk to your Aira Energy Expert for the latest incentives and how they work

What’s the difference between a gas boiler and a heat pump?

Both heat your home. Both heat your water. But the way they work couldn’t be more different.

Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)

In England and Wales the Boiler Upgrade Scheme is an installer-led scheme, which means your installer should deduct the value of the grant from your quote. The scheme does have a set of eligibility criteria to be aware of before making the decision to install a heat pump:

– Your property must be a home or small non-domestic building in England or Wales. There are separate grants schemes available in place for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

– Your property must have a valid Energy Performance Certificate with no outstanding recommendations for loft or cavity wall insulation.  There are some exceptions to this e.g. listed properties or those in conservation areas, so please speak to your installer for further information.

– You are fully replacing your old fossil fuel heating system

– You can still apply if you’ve received separate funding for energy efficiency upgrades such as insulation, doors or windows.

– New-build homes and social housing are not eligible for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, although self-build properties are eligible.

25% heating related cost savings

 

The calculation compares heating related costs for a boiler versus an Air Source Heat Pump System (ASHP). Heating related costs include the hardware cost for either your boiler or your ASHP, any servicing and maintenance over 20 years and includes an average yearly electricity consumption with the ASHP system of 4,500 kWh compared to a consumption of 20,000 kWh for gas for heating and hot water; at an average gas price of £0.07 /kWh, and an average electricity price of 0.27 € / kWh (prices accurate October 2023). The calculation is based on a semi detached, 3 bedroom home with no loft or cavity wall insulation. Source of data: AIRA 2023.

75% savings on carbon emissions

 

The calculation is based on an average yearly electricity consumption with an Air Source Heat Pump System (ASHP) of 4,500 kWH compared to a consumption of 20,000 kWh for gas, resulting in an average of 932kg of CO₂ emissions per year by using an ASHP compared to an average 3,660kg of CO₂ emissions per year using a general household gas boiler. This results in an average reduction of CO₂ emissions amounting to approximately 75%. The calculation only relates to the energy consumption while using the ASHP instead of a general household gas boiler, and is based on a standard UK semi-detached home. Source of data: CO2e/kWh data from UK GOV 2023.

Air source heat pumps are 4 x more efficient

 

The calculation is based on an average yearly electricity consumption with the ASHP system of 4,500 kWh compared to a consumption of 20,000 kWh for gas. 20,000 kWh / 4,500 kWh ≈ 4.44. The calculation only relates to the energy consumption while using the ASHP instead of a general household gas boiler, and is based on a standard UK semi-detached home. Source of data: AIRA 2023