FREE Electric
Heating East Kilbride

Free Electric Heating East Kilbride

Envirohomes Renewables is renowned across East Kilbride for our exceptional electric heating engineering. Our cutting-edge, energy-efficient electric heating solutions are designed to significantly lower your energy bills, enhance your home’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating, and contribute to reducing your carbon footprint. Having completed a multitude of electric heating projects throughout Scotland, we pride ourselves on being a local leader in home renewable services, underlined by our extensive industry accreditations:

  • Qualitymark Protection
  • Gas Safe Register Accreditation
  • PAS 2030 Certification
  • Elmhurst Energy Assessment Accreditation

Specializing in ECO 4 grants, we provide comprehensive, fully funded services to households eligible for benefits. The Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) scheme, initiated by the UK government, aims to augment energy efficiency in homes by offering enhancements like free heat pumps and insulation. This initiative plays a crucial role in aiding low-income households and rural homes while advancing the nation’s goals for carbon neutrality. 

The ECO4 scheme, which began in April 2022 and is set to continue until March 31, 2026, is a vital component of the government’s strategy to boost sustainable housing by 2035. It focuses on delivering energy-efficient measures to vulnerable households, thereby fostering more sustainable homes with enhanced energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions.

What makes ECO4 different from ECO3?

The ECO4 and ECO3 schemes share similar principles, but there are some important differences that set them apart. These differences include:

What is
Electric Storage Heating?

Electric storage heating, a system that generates heat using electricity during off-peak hours (typically overnight), is an efficient and cost-effective solution for homes. These heaters store heat when electricity rates are lower and release it during the day as required. Ideally suited for areas where alternative heating sources are less feasible, these systems are designed to be more energy-efficient, capitalizing on time-of-use electricity tariffs.

Here’s a detailed look at how these heaters function:

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. Off-peak charging: At night, when electricity demand is at its lowest, these heaters absorb electricity from the grid, using it to heat internal, heat-retaining materials like ceramic bricks.
  2. Heat retention: The material retains the heat for prolonged periods, when warmed up.
  3. Controlled Heat release: As daytime temperatures drop or the need for warmth increases, the stored heat is gradually released.
  4. Thermostat control: Contemporary units include thermostats for efficient temperature management.
  5. Economy 7/ Time-of-use tariffs: These heaters often operate in conjunction with tariffs that offer lower rates during off-peak hours.

Who Qualifies For Free Electric Storage Heating In Scotland?

In Edinburgh, 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:

Grant eligibility

    • Homeownership or tenancy with the landlord’s consent.
    • Households with an annual income under £31,000, those with children under five, or with members over 65 who are vulnerable or have health conditions.
    • Residing in cold-prone areas.
    • Specific EPC rating requirements.
    • Preference given to homes needing efficiency upgrades in heating systems or insulation.All homes are subject to an assessment to confirm eligibility.

    All homes are subject to an assessment to confirm eligibility.

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?

Individuals not qualifying for the mentioned benefits might still be eligible for the Government ECO Scheme through ECO4 Flex options. This includes various energy efficiency improvements like replacing gas boilers, first-time central heating grants, insulation grants, or electric heater grants.

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

Envirohomes Renewables is committed to providing you with eco-friendly home solutions, aiming to streamline your transition to energy-efficient living. Our expertise in energy efficiency improvements and installations is supported by the Scottish government’s ECO4 funding. Our team excels in the installation of eco-friendly boilers, solar panels, insulation, and heat pumps.

Here’s a straightforward guide to assist you through the upgrade application process:

What are the Advantages of Electric Storage Heating?

Electric storage heaters present numerous advantages for your residence, offering an efficient and economical heating solution. Key benefits of opting for electric storage heating in your home are:

  • Cost-effectiveness: These heaters are notably budget-friendly. By utilizing off-peak electricity rates to store heat and releasing it during peak hours, they significantly reduce your energy bills
  • Energy efficiency: Electric storage heaters excel in energy conservation. Their ability to store and gradually dispense heat diminishes the constant need for power, which is a boon for your monthly energy expenses
  • Gas-free operation: A major plus of electric storage heaters is their independence from gas. This attribute makes them an ideal choice for homes without gas line access or for those preferring electricity-only solutions.
  • Ease of installation: Setting up electric storage heaters is generally straightforward, particularly in homes already equipped with an electrical supply.
  • Low maintenance: These heaters boast a simpler design compared to traditional heating systems, resulting in less frequent maintenance needs and a reduced likelihood of breakdowns.
  • Carbon footprint reduction: Utilizing electric storage heaters, particularly with electricity sourced from renewable energy, can significantly lower your home’s carbon emissions, unlike traditional fossil fuel-dependent heating systems.
  • No boiler required: Eliminating the need for a boiler, electric storage heaters are a cost-effective option, especially for homes lacking existing central heating infrastructure.

FAQs

The duration for installing energy efficiency improvements varies, dependent on the specific upgrade and home characteristics. Simpler upgrades might take just a few hours or a day, while more complex installations, such as ground-source heat pumps, could span several days to weeks. For example, installing cavity wall insulation may be a quicker process compared to the more time-intensive solid wall insulation.

Eligible individuals could access benefits under the ECO4 grant, including free boilers, solar panels, air source heat pumps, and comprehensive home insulation (encompassing loft, roof, and cavity wall insulation, as well as draught-proofing). To determine your eligibility for these grants, Envirohomes Renewables offers an easy-to-use online platform. Alternatively, our team is available at 0141 459 0292 to assist you. We guide you through the ECO4 grant application process, ensuring you receive the support you need for your energy-efficient home upgrades.

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