FREE Electric
Heating Shetland

Free Electric Heating Shetland

Envirohomes Renewables is proud to be the leading provider of electric heating solutions in Shetland. Our commitment to energy efficiency not only helps lower your energy bills but also enhances your property’s EPC rating while contributing to a cleaner environment. With a wealth of experience in serving Shetland, we have garnered the highest industry accreditations, ensuring quality and reliability in every project.

Envirohomes Renewables adheres to the highest standards of quality and safety, as evidenced by our accreditations:

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

Our team specializes in leveraging ECO4 grants to provide fully funded services to eligible households. This initiative, part of the UK government’s commitment to enhancing energy efficiency, offers free heat pumps and insulation to qualifying homes, particularly benefiting low-income households and rural areas. By partnering with us, you not only reduce your carbon footprint but also contribute to national sustainability goals.

What makes ECO4 different from ECO3?

While ECO4 shares fundamental principles with its predecessor, ECO3, several crucial distinctions set them apart:

What is
Electric Storage Heating?

Electric storage heating is a specialized system designed to utilize electricity efficiently by generating heat during off-peak hours, typically overnight when electricity rates are lower. The stored heat is then released throughout the day, ensuring warmth when needed while optimizing energy consumption.

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: During off-peak hours, usually at night, electric storage heaters draw electricity from the national grid and store it within their core material. This core material, often composed of ceramic bricks or other heat-retaining substances, serves as the reservoir for storing heat.
  2. Heat retention: Once the core material is heated, it retains the warmth for extended periods, ensuring a steady supply of heat when required within the home.
  3. Heat release: As ambient temperatures drop throughout the day or occupants demand increased warmth, the stored heat is gradually released from the heater, maintaining optimal comfort levels indoors.
  4. Thermostat control: Modern electric storage heaters are equipped with thermostats to regulate the heat output, allowing residents to adjust temperature settings according to their preferences. This not only ensures comfort but also facilitates energy conservation, leading to substantial savings on heating bills.
  5. Economy 7/ Time-of-use tariffs: Electric storage heaters often operate in tandem with specialized electricity tariffs such as Economy 7. These tariffs offer reduced electricity rates during off-peak hours, incentivizing users to utilize electricity when demand is lower, thus optimizing energy consumption and cost-efficiency.

Who Qualifies For Free Electric Storage Heating In Scotland?

Electric storage heating is a specialized system designed to utilize electricity efficiently by generating heat during off-peak hours, typically overnight when electricity rates are lower. The stored heat is then released throughout the day, ensuring warmth when needed while optimizing energy consumption.

Grant eligibility

  • Homeownership or renting from a private landlord with permission.
  • Meeting income criteria, including low-income households with a combined income below £31,000 per year.
  • Presence of a child under the age of five in the household or a household member over 65 vulnerable to certain health conditions.
  • Residing in an area vulnerable to cold living conditions.
  • Attaining an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D, E, F, or G for homeowners, or E, F, or G for renters.
  • Having inefficient energy heating systems or poor cavity wall insulation. Note: All homes must undergo an assessment to determine 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?

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.

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

Envirohomes Renewables is committed to facilitating access to eco-friendly home solutions, including free electric storage heating in Shetland. Our expertise in energy efficiency improvements and installations, coupled with the support of the Scottish government’s ECO4 funding, ensures a seamless process for homeowners. Here’s how you can apply:

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: By utilizing off-peak electricity rates, electric storage heaters can significantly reduce energy bills.
  • Energy efficiency: These heaters efficiently store and release heat, minimizing constant energy consumption
  • No gas required: Ideal for homes without gas access or for those preferring gas-free appliances.
  • Simple installation: Relatively straightforward installation process, especially with existing electricity supply
  • Low maintenance: Fewer moving parts result in minimal maintenance requirements.
  • Reduced carbon emissions: If your electricity provider generates electricity from renewable sources, using electric storage heaters can help to reduce your carbon footprint. This is in direct comparison with other heating systems that rely on the use of fossil fuels.
  • No boiler required: Electric storage heaters don’t require a boiler, which is usually the cause of high upfront installation costs. This can be particularly helpful if your home doesn’t have any existing central heating.


The timeline for implementing energy efficiency improvements varies based on factors such as the type of measures, property size, and complexity. While some upgrades may take a few hours to a day, others, like ground-source heat pumps or solid wall insulation, may require several days to weeks for completion.

Under the ECO4 grant, eligible recipients may receive free boilers, solar panels, air source heat pumps, and home insulation, including loft, roof, and cavity wall insulation, as well as draught-proofing. Envirohomes Renewables offers assistance in assessing eligibility and navigating the application process for these grants. Contact us at 0141 459 0292 for further guidance.

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