FREE Electric
Heating Coatbrige

Free Electric Heating Coatbridge

Envirohomes Renewables is renowned throughout Coatbridge for its expertise in eco-friendly electric heating systems. By installing our advanced electric heating solutions, residents can enjoy reduced energy expenses, a lower carbon footprint, and a significant improvement in their home’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating. We pride ourselves on having successfully completed numerous electric heating installations across the region, earning us top industry certifications such as:

  • Qualitymark Endorsement
  • Gas Safety Compliance
  • PAS 2030 Endorsement
  • Elmhurst Energy Efficiency Accreditation

Our skilled engineers are experts in leveraging the ECO 4 program, which offers comprehensive funding for households on qualifying benefits. Read on to understand the process and how you can benefit.

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) scheme, introduced by the UK government, focuses on enhancing the energy efficiency of homes, particularly for low-income families and those in rural areas. The initiative supports the nation’s aim to become carbon-neutral. Launched in April 2022 and continuing until March 31, 2026, ECO4 is a crucial part of the government’s strategy to increase sustainability in residential spaces by 2035.

ECO4 aims to improve the energy efficiency of vulnerable households, contributing to sustainable living and reduced carbon emissions, thereby supporting the UK’s long-term sustainability objectives.

What makes ECO4 different from ECO3?

Distinguishing ECO4 from its Predecessor, ECO3 (h3) While ECO4 shares foundational goals with ECO3, several key differences distinguish the two:

What is
Electric Storage Heating?

In Coatbridge, electric storage heating is emerging as a groundbreaking solution for efficient home heating. This system utilizes electricity to produce heat during low-demand, off-peak hours, typically at night when electricity costs are lower. The stored heat is then released throughout the day as needed. These systems are ideal for taking advantage of time-of-use electricity tariffs and are particularly beneficial in regions where traditional heating options are limited or impractical. Not only do they offer a more eco-friendly alternative, but they also significantly reduce energy bills.

How electric storage heaters work?

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:

  1. Night-time charging: During off-peak hours, when electricity demand is at its lowest, these heaters draw power from the grid and store it by heating up core materials like ceramic bricks.
  2. Sustaining Heat Once the material is heated, it can retain the heat for long periods of time. Therefore, it retains the heat until it is needed within the home.
  3. Heat release: As the day progresses, the heaters gradually release the stored heat to maintain a comfortable temperature inside the home.
  4. Thermostat control: Modern versions come equipped with thermostats, allowing precise control over heat release, enhancing both comfort and energy savings.
  5. Economy 7/ Time-of-use tariffs:  Modern versions come equipped with thermostats, allowing precise control over heat release, enhancing both comfort and energy savings.

Who Qualifies For Free Electric Storage Heating In Scotland?

In Coatbridge, individuals and households can qualify for free electric storage heating systems under the ECO4 scheme, provided they meet certain criteria:

Grant eligibility

  • Families with a combined yearly income below £31,000.
  • Presence of a child aged under five years in the home.
  • At least one resident over 65 years old who is vulnerable or has specific health issues.
  • Residing in an area prone to harsh cold weather conditions.
  • Homeowners must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating between D and G. For renters, the EPC rating must be between E and G to qualify.
  • Homes typically qualify if they have inefficient heating systems or inadequate cavity wall insulation.

Qualifying allowances

  • JSA:
    Income-based Job-Seekers Allowance
  • ESA:
    Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

Qualifying benefits

  • Housing benefit
  • Child benefit

Qualifying credits

  • Child Tax Credits (CTC)
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Pension Credit Savings Credit
  • Universal Credit (UC)
  • Working Tax Credits (WTC)

What if you don't qualify for grant funding?

If you don’t qualify under the standard benefits, the Government ECO Scheme may still offer you options through ECO4 Flex. These include various energy efficiency enhancements like boiler replacements or insulation grants.

How Do I Apply
For Free Electric Storage Heating
In Scotland?

Envirohomes Renewables is committed to guiding Coatbridge residents through the application process for eco-friendly heating solutions, supported by the Scottish government’s ECO4 funding. Our experts specialize in installing sustainable heating systems, including boilers, solar panels, and heat pumps.

What are the Advantages of Electric Storage Heating?

Electric storage heaters offer a ton of advantages for you and your home. Some of the main benefits of installing electric storage heating in your home include:

  • Cost-effectiveness: Our approach in assessing your home’s energy requirements is thorough and all-encompassing. This includes conducting energy, ventilation, and insulation assessments as part of the application. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive overview of the most beneficial upgrades for you. Following this, we’ll present a personalized report with our recommendations.
  • Energy efficiency: Properly used, electric storage heaters excel in energy efficiency, reducing the need for continuous energy usage and thereby lowering monthly energy costs.
  • No gas required:  These heaters do not require gas, making them ideal for homes without gas access or for those who prefer to avoid gas appliances.
  • Simple installation: The setup process for electric storage heaters is straightforward, especially if your home is already equipped with an electrical supply.
  • Low maintenance: With fewer mechanical parts than traditional heating systems, electric storage heaters require less maintenance and are less prone to failures.
  • Lower carbon emissions:U sing these heaters can decrease your carbon footprint, especially if your electricity is sourced from renewable energy, as opposed to heating systems that use fossil fuels.
  • No boiler required: Electric storage heaters eliminate the need for a boiler, which often entails significant initial costs. This is particularly beneficial for homes without existing central heating systems.

FAQs

The time required to implement energy efficiency improvements varies based on the specific type of upgrade, the size and layout of the property, and environmental conditions. While some improvements can be completed in a few hours to a day, more complex installations like ground-source heat pumps might take longer.

If you meet the necessary criteria, the ECO4 grant could entitle you to various energy-efficient home improvements, including free boilers, solar panels, air-source heat pumps, and different types of insulation. To begin the eligibility assessment process, you can use the online tool provided by Evirohomes Renewables or reach out to us at 0141 459 0292 for support. Our team will guide you through each step of the ECO4 funding application process.

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