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Everything You Need To Know About The Government’s Upcoming £5,000 Heat Pump Grant

Everything You Need To Know About The Government's Upcoming £5,000 Heat Pump Grant

Friday 19th November 2021

Following the closure of the Green Homes Grant earlier in 2021, the latest Government scheme to help build carbon-neutral homes has been revealed. But what exactly is the £5,000 Air Heat Pump Grant?

Our simple guide will answer all the key questions, including:

• What is the Heat Pump Grant?
• Who is eligible for the Heat Pump Grant?
• When does the Heat Pump Grant come into effect?
• What happens when the heat pump costs more than the limit?
• How do I apply for the Heat Pump Grant?

What is the Heat Pump Grant?
In essence, the Heat Pump Grant is a scheme that allows UK homeowners to apply for a one-off £5,000 voucher for replacing less efficient gas boilers with air-source heat pumps. The scheme is ready to launch in April 2022.

However, homes that need to source heat from the ground can have this increased to £6,000 so they can save even more.

What happens when the heat pump costs more than the limit?
The grant isn't designed to cover the full costs of an installation. In fact, the average household can expect to pay between £10,000 and £12,000. However, this should bring the costs down to the same level as replacing a gas boiler.

So, you get an eco-friendly and efficient upgrade at the cost of a standard upgrade package. In turn, this lets you save the environment as well as money.

Who is eligible for the Heat Pump Grant?
Most homeowners and landlords (public and private) can apply for the £5,000 one-off Government grant. The only notable exceptions are new build properties and social housing while the scheme is also limited to England and Wales.

How do I apply for the Heat Pump Grant?
With the scheme limited to 30,000 homes per year, it's advised that you apply early. However, it is not a grant that you can apply for directly through the Government. You will need a heat pump installer to act on your behalf to liaise with energy regulator Ofgem.

AOS Heating are happy to offer this service to ensure that your low-carbon heat pump is as efficient for your pocket as it is for the environment. Contact us to learn more today.