LEICESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Mar 25, 2013) - Boiler Guide has launched a new website dedicated to helping those vulnerable households who are on low incomes and receive certain benefits to check to see whether they qualify for a free boiler through the Government's Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.
The recently launched ECO scheme is aimed at helping either UK homeowners or those living in privately rented accommodation secure a 100% boiler grant which they can use to replace an existing boiler that is over 10 years old with a new energy efficient boiler.
A new boiler today is considerably more energy efficient than any boiler over 10 years of age, these efficiency improvements have considerable benefits in terms of savings on energy bills too. Up to £300 can be saved on a household's annual heating bill, which for any home is significant, but no more so than for those living on lower than average incomes.
As you would expect there are a number of criteria which must be met for a household to qualify for a free boiler, but to help those who could be eligible, Boiler Guide has created a dedicated website called Boiler Grants, enabling people to quickly check if they do qualify, as well as being able to apply for the grant.
The site is incredibly simple and easy to use and users can find out in an instant whether they're eligible for a grant or not.
David Holmes, Founder of Boiler Guide and now Boiler Grants commented, "Energy bills continue to rise and with Ofgem's recent announcement concerning the UK's reliance on imported gas, homeowners energy bills are set to continue in an upwards direction. We're acutely aware of the substantial savings households can achieve by replacing old inefficient boilers with new. The ECO scheme is helping those less fortunate and creating Boiler Grants is our way of getting behind the scheme to try and create even more awareness and help those who are most in need".
For more information visit http://www.boilergrants.co.uk.