Oil fired heating systems work in much the same way as a gas heating system instead of a gas boiler to heat the water and radiators an oil fired boiler is used instead, the main difference is with an oil boiler you require an external oil tank.
As with gas the price of oil can move up or down the advantage of this is you have the option to buy oil when the price is competitive.
The Affordable Warmth Scheme is part of the government’s ECO scheme and provides grants to replace inefficient or Oil boilers and is designed to reduce fuel poverty by providing grant funding to homes that cannot afford to replace them and reduce carbon emission generated by properties.
A modern “A” rated boiler could reduce household bills by up to £350 per annum.
The amount of grant available will depend upon the type of property you live in, the number of bedrooms and various other factors.
Grant funding will only cover the cost of replacing the boiler and a limited amount of pipework it does not cover full heating systems, radiators, pumps or control systems.
The grant may not cover the full cost of the replacement boiler and a contribution my be needed.
To qualify for a grant under the affordable warmth scheme:
You must live in your own home or one rented from a private landlord and be in receipt of the following benefits:
Guaranteed pension credit.
Child tax credit with a household income below the scheme threshold.
Working tax credit with a household income below the scheme threshold.
Universal credit with a household income below the scheme threshold.
Income based job seekers allowance.
Income related Employment and Support allowance.
To see if you qualify please contact us for further details.