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Heat pumps – Boiler Upgrade Scheme

Through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, you could get a grant to cover part of the cost of replacing fossil fuel heating systems with a heat pump or biomass boiler.

Fossil fuel heating systems include oil, gas or electric.

Heat pumps work by using electricity to extract heat from the outside air, operating like a fridge does, but only in reverse. Not only are these heat pumps a more eco-friendly way to heat your home, but they can also significantly reduce energy bills.

Heat pumps may not be suitable for all buildings, but well-insulated homes could save money and will cut greenhouse gas emissions by installing one instead of a gas boiler.

Check if a heat pump could be suitable for your home

How much you can get

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) provides grants to homeowners and small businesses of up to:

  • £7500 for air-source heat pumps
  • £7500 for ground-source heat pumps
  • £5000 for biomass boilers.

Visit the Boiler Upgrade Scheme page on GOV.UK for more information about the scheme, eligibility criteria and how to apply. 

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