Energy Saving Trust Scotland
Scotland has one of the most ambitious CO2 emission reduction targets in the world. The installation of an efficient heating system is one effective way of reducing your household energy bills and CO2 emissions. There are currently an estimated 250,000 homes in Scotland that have boilers of the least efficient type (efficiency of less than 70%).
To help address this, the Scottish Government has announced funding for the boiler scrappage scheme for owner occupiers in Scotland. Scrappage schemes work by helping to meet the cost of replacing inefficient equipment with new more efficient alternatives.
The Energy Saving Scotland Boiler Scrappage Scheme builds upon its earlier success from its launch in May 2010. It will offer owner occupiers a voucher entitling them to a £400 subsidy from the Scottish Government towards the cost of upgrading inefficient boilers with an Energy Saving Trust Recommended (ESTR) boiler in their property.
The scheme is now open
You should obtain a written or verbal quotation from an installer before making your application however you are not obliged to take up this quote and can seek others. Applicants have 18 weeks to claim the voucher from the offer date and as long as the voucher is claimed by this date and the installer and replacement system meet the self-certified eligibility criteria your voucher will be considered for payment.
What are the benefits ?
Upgrading your boiler can result in:
Lower running costs
Reduced CO2 emissions
Lower energy bills
For example, this means that by upgrading an existing gas boiler with a SAP2009 efficiency of less than 70% to an Energy Saving Trust Recommended one, your household heating bill should drop by about a quarter – a saving on average of £185 a year or £225 for a 3 bed semi-detached house.
How do I apply ?
Once you have checked the eligibility criteria you should:
Obtain a quote for your boiler replacement
Apply for a voucher online or by telephone on 0800 512 012
Pay for the boiler and installation work up-front
Claim back the £400 by sending the completed voucher and invoice back to us by within 18 weeks
On the application form you will be asked for the following:
Some details of your existing boiler
The date you received your quote for the new boiler installation
The Installation company name
Installer accreditation number (e.g. gas safe number)
Manufacturer and make of replacement boiler
Please note, if you proceed with your installation before you receive your voucher, you will invalidate your claim and you will no longer be eligible for the £400 rebate.
Aberdeen Boiler Renewals
Aberdeen Heating Renewals
MacDonald Plumbing & Heating
Telephone 01224 647007
Mobile 07854 470042
37 Rosebery Street
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