Better Boilers is Mayor Sadiq Khan’s £1m scheme to help London homeowners stay warm and save on their energy bills. The scheme is only open for applications until Thursday 31 August 2017, so contact them now.
Better Boilers has given hundreds of London homeowners average energy bill savings of around £150 per household, among other benefits such as a reduced risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and improved local air quality.
Can I apply?
To apply for a Better Boiler you must:
- be a homeowner in London
- be on qualifying benefits – Pension Credit, Child Tax Credit (with an income of £16,010 or less), Working Tax Credit (with an income of £16,010 or less), Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit (and you earned £1,250 or less after tax in any assessment period in the last 12 months)
- have an inefficient or broken boiler. The main boiler used to heat your home and must be running at below 85% efficiency. Typically, boilers older than 10 years old are less efficient.
The Better Boilers scheme is first come, first served, so they cannot guarantee you will still qualify if you don’t apply as soon as possible.
For more information
- For full details of the Better Boilers Scheme see the Mayor of London London Assembly website
- Check your boiler’s efficiency rating
- For real-life testimonials from homeowners across London, see the Better Boilers video on Facebook, on Twitter or on YouTube
- If you can’t apply online phone 0808 108 9414.
- See Better Boilers’ Frequently asked questions page and the terms and conditions for the scheme.
- For information about other ways to make your home more energy efficient and to reduce your fuel bills, please go to the Energy Saving Trust website and the London Fuel Poverty Hub website.
- If you don’t qualify for the Better Boilers scheme or would like support with insulation, reducing your energy bills or debt to your energy supplier contact the Seasonal Health Intervention Network (SHINE) London on 0300 555 0195 or firstname.lastname@example.org.