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Affordable Warmth / Boiler Replacement Schemes
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Boiler Replacement Scheme
This Boiler Replacement Scheme, which is available in Northern Ireland only, helps owner occupiers to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Criteria and amount payable
The Scheme is open to owner occupiers whose gross household income is less than £40,000 and who have an inefficient boiler of at least 15 years old. You will only be eligible to replace your existing gas boiler if the gas connection to your property was made at least 15 years ago.
The Allowance does not apply to Economy 7 heating, stoves used only for cooking, back boilers or room heaters.
The grant of up to £1,000 is dependent on total gross annual income, is available to help with replacing an inefficient boiler with a more energy efficient condensing oil or gas boiler; switching from oil to gas; or switching to a wood pellet boiler.
The amount of grant payable will depend on total gross income. For those earning less than £20,000 the grant is £700 to replace the boiler but will rise to £1,000 if controls are also being installed.
For those earning over £20,000 but less than £40,000 the grant is £400 for the boiler but will rise to £500 if controls are installed.
You must receive written approval from the Housing Executive, before you replace your old boiler.
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A qualified, experienced and competent installer must complete the work. Where you have a gas boiler installed, you must use a registered Gas Safe Engineer.
However, you can use an installer of your choice.
If you are installing a gas boiler for the first time you may be eligible for help from the gas companies.
You will need to contact the gas company before you carry out any work. The Housing Executive will not complete this aspect of the scheme.
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