British Gas boiler scrappage scheme

The British Gas boiler scrappage scheme launched this week, where households can claim £300 towards a new Worcester Bosch A-Rated boiler.

The scheme is open to UK households with aging or in-efficient boilers. It encourages them to trade-in their old boilers for an upgrade to an A-Rated energy efficient one, with the incentive of saving £300 off the cost.

British Gas will only run the scheme until 30th June, so households with old G-Rated boilers are being urged to arrange their trade-ins fast to avoid disappointment. The scheme is open to anyone, not just British Gas customers. And there is no ‘small print’ or hidden terms and conditions to be worrying about.

Its boiler scrappage scheme is designed simply to help people make the upgrade to an A-Rated energy efficient one. British Gas said there are around 3.5 million UK homes that are in need of a boiler upgrade, and it would like as many as possible to take advantage of the scheme as it will not restrict the amount of available discounts. A new Worcester Bosch boiler from their selected range will cost around £2,000 including installation.

Households who qualify can arrange an appointment with a British Gas heating advisor online or by phone. Under the scheme, the advisor will also conduct a free home energy efficiency assessment, which includes tips on how to cut down energy wastage and save money on gas and electricity bills.

Charlie Brown, boiler expert from British Gas said, ‘An inefficient boiler is one of the biggest sources of wasted energy and money in the home.’

He added, ‘It’s really important to ensure that your boiler is in a good condition and working efficiently during the warmer months so that there are no nasty surprises when temperatures drop.’

The boiler scrappage scheme has been welcomed by price comparison website; whose recent research has proved installing an A-Rated boiler could save a typical household around £225 a year on their energy bills.

Tom Lyon from said, ‘Heating and hot water accounts for around 60% of the average household energy bill so hopefully British Gas’ scheme will help people become more energy efficient and cut their bills ahead of any further price rises.’

He did however recommend, ‘…customers should still get quotes from a number of different sources, including independent plumbers, to ensure they are getting the most competitive price for installing an A-rated boiler.’Source: