FREE Electric
Heating Perthshire

Free Electric Heating Perthshire

Envirohomes Renewables is renowned as the premier electric heating engineers in Scotland, with a strong presence in Perthshire. Our commitment to providing energy-efficient electric heating solutions is aimed at not only reducing energy bills but also enhancing your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating and minimizing your carbon footprint. With a track record of successful electric heating projects across Perthshire, we stand as a local leader in home renewable services, backed by the highest industry accreditations.


Our team holds several accreditations to ensure the quality and reliability of our services:

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

Specializing in ECO4 grants, we offer fully funded services to households receiving benefits. Here’s how you can qualify:

Introduced by the UK government, the ECO4 scheme aims to improve energy efficiency in homes by offering free home improvements such as heat pumps and insulation. Targeting low-income households and rural homes, ECO4 aligns with the country’s carbon-neutral goals and is set to run until March 31, 2026.

What makes ECO4 different from ECO3?

The ECO4 and ECO3 initiatives, while sharing similar foundations, diverge significantly in various aspects:

What is
Electric Storage Heating?

Electric storage heating utilizes electricity to generate heat during off-peak hours, typically overnight when electricity rates are lower. These heating systems then release the stored heat during the day when it’s needed, operating as follows:

How electric storage heaters work?

In the Highlands, electric storage heaters are an efficient method for heating homes, utilizing the principle of storing energy during periods when electricity is less expensive and demand on the national grid is lower. Here’s how they operate:

  1. Off-peak charging: During off-peak hours, electric storage heaters draw electricity from the national grid and store it. The electricity heats up the core material, often composed of ceramic bricks or other heat-retaining materials inside the heaters.
  2. Heat retention: The heated material retains the heat for extended periods, releasing it as needed within the home.
  3. Controlled Heat release: As ambient temperatures drop or occupants require more warmth during the day, the stored heat gradually releases from the heater.
  4. Thermostat control: Most modern electric storage heaters feature a thermostat to regulate the heat release, enabling residents to warm their homes adequately while conserving excess electricity and reducing heating bills.
  5. Economy 7/ Time-of-use tariffs: Electric storage heaters often complement special electricity tariffs like ‘Economy 7,’ offering lower rates during off-peak hours to encourage electricity consumption when demand is lower.

Who Qualifies For Free Electric Storage Heating In Scotland?

In Perthshire, Scotland, certain qualifying criteria must be met to be eligible for free electric storage heaters and systems under the ECO4 scheme. These criteria encompass various aspects of household and individual circumstances:

Grant eligibility

  • Homeownership or Rental Conditions: You must either own your home or rent from a private landlord (with the landlord’s approval) to qualify.
  • Household Income and Composition: Eligibility extends to households with:
  • A combined annual income of less than £31,000.
  • At least one child under the age of five living in the home.
  • A resident aged 65 or older who is considered vulnerable or has certain health conditions.
  • Living in Cold Vulnerable Areas: Households situated in regions prone to cold conditions are prioritized.
  • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating: Homeowners need an EPC rating of D, E, F, or G. Renters are eligible with an EPC rating of E, F, or G.

Existing Heating and Insulation Inefficiencies: Priority is given to homes with 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?

Please note, an essential part of the process is a comprehensive assessment of your home to confirm eligibility based on these criteria, ensuring that the assistance is directed to homes that will benefit most from the scheme

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

 

Envirohomes Renewables is committed to enhancing the sustainability of homes across the Highlands through our range of eco-friendly heating solutions. Our aim is to streamline the application and installation process for you, drawing on our extensive expertise in energy efficiency improvements.

Supported by the Scottish Government’s ECO4 scheme, our team is equipped with the skills to install state-of-the-art green heating technologies, including eco-friendly boilers, solar panels, insulation, and heat pumps. We’ve outlined a straightforward guide to navigate you through the application steps for obtaining these essential home upgrades:

What are the Advantages of Electric Storage Heating?

Electric storage heaters present a range of advantages for homeowners, making them an attractive option for efficient and effective home heating. Here are some key benefits of choosing electric storage heating for your property:

  • Cost-effectiveness: Taking advantage of off-peak electricity rates can significantly reduce energy bills by storing heat when electricity is cheaper and releasing it during the day.
  • Energy efficiency: Properly used electric storage heaters can lower constant energy consumption, resulting in lower monthly bills
  • Gas free homes Ideal for homes without access to gas lines or for homeowners who prefer gas-free appliances
  • Ease of installation: For homes without gas connectivity or for those preferring to avoid gas, electric storage heaters are an ideal solution, requiring only an electric connection to function.
  • Low maintenance: With fewer moving parts than traditional heating systems, electric storage heaters require less maintenance, reducing the likelihood of breakdowns and repair costs.
  • Environmentally-friendly: If sourced from a provider using renewable energy, electric storage heaters can help decrease your home’s carbon emissions, contrasting with fossil fuel-dependent heating systems
  • No boiler required: Eliminating the necessity for a boiler, electric storage heaters avoid the high initial costs associated with boiler-based central heating systems, ideal for homes without existing central heating.

FAQs

The time required for energy improvements varies depending on factors such as the type and complexity of measures, property size, layout, and environmental considerations. Some improvements may take only a few hours to a day, while others may require several days to weeks for completion.

Subject to meeting the eligibility criteria, the ECO4 grant covers various energy-efficient measures, including free boilers, solar panels, air source heat pumps, and home insulation (such as loft, roof, and cavity wall insulation), as well as draught-proofing.

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