What Is The Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

What is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) is a government scheme that will support the decarbonisation of buildings. It will provide upfront capital grants to support the installation of heat pumps, and in some circumstances biomass boilers, in homes and some non-domestic buildings.

The scheme is open to properties located in England and Wales including landlords.

It has been created to help meet the UK’s 2050 net zero emissions target by driving down the cost of low carbon heating technologies and working with industry to ensure they are no more expensive to buy and run as traditional fossil fuel boilers.

It launched this April 2022 and and applications for homeowners will open on 23 May 2022. Ofgem have more information about this.

How do I apply?

Quite simply you can’t apply your installer must do this, who use be registered with the scheme.

Successful applicants will receive one-off payments of up to £6,000 towards the cost of the installation project. The funding will be sent as a voucher given to installers on behalf of homeowners utilising the initiative.

These vouchers will have a set period of validity to ensure they are used in a timely manner – three months for air-source heat pumps or biomass boilers and six months for ground source heat pumps.

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