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Boiler Replacement Allowance

Published: Thur, 21 Jun 2018
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The boiler replacement scheme offers up to £1,000
Boiler replacement allowance
The Boiler Replacement Allowance is a Department for Communities Scheme, administered by the Housing Executive.
The Boiler Replacement Scheme is for owner occupiers whose total gross income is less than £40,000 and is to help with the cost of replacing boilers which are 15 years or older with new boilers. Householders may also wish to convert from oil to gas or to a wood pellet boiler.
The amount payable will depend on your total income, with those earning less than £20,000 receiving £700 for replacing their boiler rising to £1,000 if controls are also being installed.
For those earning £20,000 or more but less than £40,000 the grant is £400 for replacing their boiler, rising to £500 if time and temperature controls are fitted. A Building Control application is required to be made by householders which will attract a fee. The fee is not an additional payment to the grant.
Householders are recommended to use a registered competent installer. Householders are free to use an installer of their choice, gas installations must be carried out by a Gas Safe Engineer. A boiler cannot be replaced until the Housing Executive has had the opportunity to assess the existing boiler and has issued a formal approval to the householder. Retrospective approval will not be given for this scheme.

Are you eligible (Northern Ireland only)?

Those who think they may be eligible can call now on 03448 920900 or register by email at energyefficiency.psis@nihe.gov.uk
Please ensure you include your name, full postal address, Council area and contact telephone number in the email.

Information for installers

We have produced an information pack for installers to download.