Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)

OHM Energy Sussex

Boiler Upgrade Scheme Grant Increased to £7,500

From 23 October 2023, the Boiler Upgrade Scheme grant level for heat pumps will increase from £5,000 (air source) and £6,000 (ground source) to £7,500. Plus, new rules mean getting the grant is easier than ever.

The £450m scheme is designed to help homeowners afford the upfront costs of installing heat pumps in a bid to encourage uptake of eco-friendly heating technology. The scheme will run until 2028.

Save money on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint!

How will the scheme work?

The scheme works on a “first-come, first-served basis,” with customers having to first register their interest with heat pump installers, like OHM Energy.

We will then apply for the £7500 grant from Ofgem on your behalf and remove that amount from your total installation bill.

Are you eligible for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

You are eligible for a heat pump grant if you meet these criteria:

  • You are a homeowner or small business owner
  • Your property is in England or Wales
  • Unless your building is custom-built or listed, you have been issued an energy performance certificate (EPC) in the past 10 years with no recommendations for loft or cavity wall insulation, or you carry out any insulation recommendations before getting a heat pump installed.

To qualify for a biomass boiler discount, your property must also meet high emissions standards in a rural area and have no mains gas connection.

How do you apply?

This is an installer-led application process.

We will be able to apply for your voucher on a first come first served basis.

If you have an unused £5000 voucher, we can help you revoke it and reapply for a £7500 one.

After the new voucher arrives, you’ll have three months to use it to install an air source heat pump or six months for a ground source heat pump installation.

After the installation is complete, you’ll be able to redeem your voucher to reduce the overall cost.

For example, a heat pump that would ordinarily cost £10,000 would now only cost you £2500 (less than many pollution-emitting gas boilers).

To apply for a £7500 BUS voucher, speak to one of our experts on 01323 739474.