Time to get rid of your old, inefficient G-rated boiler!
As of today, up to 125,000 households in England with working “G-rated” boilers can apply through the Energy Saving Trust for a voucher which will entitle them to £400 off the price of a new, modern “A-rated” boiler or a renewable heating system like a biomass boiler or a heat pump.
I am delighted with this decision by Government. By replacing a G rated boiler with an A-rated boiler it will save at least one tonne of CO2 per boiler, per year. This is equivalent to keeping a standard 60W incandescent bulb on for almost 3 and a half years! It will also save between £200 and £235 a year from the household’s energy bills.
We are hoping that this will encourage energy companies to launch their own schemes – nPower for example is already running a voucher scheme. If a householder can take advantage of the Government scheme as well as an energy company scheme, they could save even more money and carbon!