Envirohomes Renewables have a strong local reputation for being the electric heating engineers of choice in Scotland. Our energy efficient electric heating solutions will lower your energy bills, improve your EPC rating, and reduce your personal carbon footprint. Our team have completed hundreds of electric heating projects in Scotlandand being a local leader in home renewable services we have achieved the highest accreditations in the industry.
Our team of electric heating engineers specialises in ECO 4 grants which provide a fully funded service to households on benefits. Please see the qualification process below.
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) scheme is a UK government initiative that is aimed at improving energy efficiency in homes by offering home improvements like free heat pumps and insulation. This is to help low-income households and rural homes, as well as boost the country’s carbon-neutral goals.
ECO4 is the latest phase in the ECO programme and was introduced in April 2022. It is set to run until March 31, 2026, and is part of the government’s long-term plan for increased sustainability in homes by 2035.
ECO4 is focused on providing energy-efficient measures to vulnerable households to create more sustainable homes with improved energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions. Ultimately, this will help to advance the plan for long-term sustainability.
The ECO4 and ECO3 schemes share similar principles, but there are some important differences that set them apart. These differences include:
Electric storage heating is a type of heating system that uses electricity to generate heat during off-peak hours. This is usually overnight when electricity rates are lower. Then, these heating systems release the stored heat during the day when you need it.
Typically, these systems are designed to take advantage of time-of-use electricity tariffs and are often used in areas where other heating sources might be less practical or available. They can also help to save on energy bills since they are more energy efficient than other systems.
To give you an illustration of how electric storage heaters work, we’ve created a simple step-by-step guide on the process they use:
In Scotland, you’ll need to meet certain qualifying criteria to be eligible for free electric storage heaters and systems under the ECO4 scheme. These eligible households and individuals include:
Note: It’s important to remember that all homes are required to undergo an assessment to determine whether they meet the qualifying criteria.
If you don’t receive any of the above benefits but you still meet certain criteria for grant funding, you may be eligible for the Government ECO Scheme through some ECO4 Flex options. This includes options for energy efficiency improvements like a replacement gas boiler, a first-time central heating grant, an insulation grant, or an electric heater grant.
At Envirohomes Renewables, we’re dedicated to helping you harness the benefits of eco-friendly solutions for your home (which we’ve listed below). We also want to help make the process as seamless as possible, with expertise in energy efficiency improvements and installations.
Our services are backed by the Scottish government’s ECO4 funding. Additionally, our professionals are highly skilled in installing eco-friendly boilers, solar panels, insulation, and heat pumps.
To help guide you through the application process for these upgrades, we’ve created an easy step-by-step guide:
The time required to implement energy improvements in a home depends on the type and complexity of the measures that are taken. It may also depend on the size of the property, the layout, and other environmental factors.
While some energy improvements may take a few hours to a day to complete, others may take several days to weeks to complete.
For example, installing ground-source heat pumps is a more complex task and will require more time to install and get up and running than air-source heat pumps. Similarly, cavity wall insulation may take around two days to complete, while solid wall insulation can take several days to weeks.
Provided you meet the relevant criteria, you could be eligible for the following under the ECO4 grant: free boilers, solar panels, air source heat pumps and home insulation, which includes loft, roof and cavity wall insulation as well as draught-proofing.
If you are interested in one of these ECO4 grants, you will first need to assess your eligibility. To streamline this process, Evirohomes Renewables has an online platform where you can easily check your eligibility. Alternatively, you can also call 0141 459 0292 for assistance. Thereafter, Envirohomes Renewables will also help you through the ECO4 funding application process.
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