Boiler scrappage to benefit jobs, climate and home bills

The Government’s Boiler Scrappage Scheme has already triggered some companies to complement, and in some cases match, the offer and it is expected others will follow suit. This will extend the scheme to many more householders and safeguard work for the heating industry. People are advised to shop around to find the best deal which suits them before applying to the Scheme.

The Government said the scheme would:

* Help sustain work for the 130,000 installers and over 25 UK-based boiler manufacturers throughout the economic recovery;

* Save money. A household’s energy bill could be cut by between £200 to £235 a year;

* Save carbon. Replacing 125,000 G rated boilers should save in the region of 140,000tCO2 per year – equivalent to taking 45,000 cars off the road.

Fraser Winterbottom, Chief Operating Officer, Energy Saving Trust said: "We know that people will act on larger energy efficiency measures like replacing boilers when they are both good for the environment and cost effective for them.

"They also need to be able to trust the claims that are made around energy efficiency measures. The Energy Saving Trust is impartial, can provide this assurance, and can provide information to help people assess whether their boilers are eligible.

"If you have access to the internet you can go online to check whether your boiler is G rated or if you prefer, our expert nationwide advice centre staff are also available to advise you over the phone. We are here to help."

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