Boiler Upgrade Scheme: Guidance for property owners
Ofgem has released guidance for property owners looking to take advantage of the new Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS).
This latest document, which can be found in full on the Ofgem website, outlines which low carbon heat technologies and properties are eligible, as well as explaining how to find an MCS certified installer to make an application on the property owner’s behalf and what is required during the process. This document also includes Ofgem’s audit and compliance powers and useful contacts.
BUS began on 1st April 2022 and opens for applications on 23rd May. It seeks to provide a £5,000 grant upfront for homeowners looking to install an air source heat pump or biomass boiler, or a £6,000 grant for a ground source heat pump installation, to replace their fossil fuelled (gas/oil) boiler or electric heating. According to the guidance, a range of properties are eligible, including self-builds. Grants will be offered at a flat rate and will not vary by capacity of the installation, which must not exceed 45 kWth. Installers will be asked to submit the application for BUS vouchers on behalf of the consumer, with the vouchers valid for three months for air source or six months for ground source from the date of issue.
With the BUS now in place and the recent announcement of zero VAT on energy saving materials, now is the ideal time to choose to a heat pump. We’d love to talk to you about your heating project so please do get in touch.
12th May 2022