Introduced in September 2020 the Green Homes Grant is a voucher scheme which provides homeowners with a voucher of up to £5,000 to spend on energy saving measures including the installation of an Air Source Heat Pump.
For most homeowners, the vouchers will be worth about two-thirds of the total cost of the installation.
However, those on low incomes will be able to get more – in that case the Government will cover the full cost of the energy efficient improvements, so you won't have to pay anything, and the vouchers could be worth up to £10,000 per household. (see details below)
The scheme covers several energy saving products split into primary and secondary measures.
Insulation, including solid wall, cavity wall, underfloor, loft or roof insulation.
Low carbon heating, such as air-source or ground-source heat pumps, or solar thermal systems.
Double or triple glazing, or secondary glazing, but only if you currently have single glazing – it won't cover replacement double glazing.
Energy efficient doors, where you're replacing doors installed before 2002.
Heating controls and insulation, including appliance thermostats, hot water tank thermostats, hot water tank insulation, smart heating controls, zone controls, delayed-start thermostats and thermostatic radiator valves.
To be eligible for a secondary measure the homeowner must have used some of the voucher on a primary measure, and the secondary measure must not have a greater value than the primary measure.
Low Income Vouchers: The increased £10,000 vouchers, where households won't need to pay anything towards improvement costs, will be for those receiving at least one income-based or disability benefit. Only owner-occupied homes or park homes will be eligible.
The qualifying benefits are income-based/contribution-based jobseeker's allowance, income-based/contribution-based employment and support allowance, income support, pension 'guarantee' credit, working tax credit, child tax credit, universal credit, disability living allowance, personal independence payment, attendance allowance, carer's allowance, severe disablement allowance, industrial injuries disablement benefit and housing benefit.
Click here to discover more about how air source heat pumps work and how heating your home can become cheaper, more effective, environmentally friendly and more reliable than traditional fossil fuel boilers.
Egensys are MCS and Trustmark registered installers able to accept Green Homes Grant vouchers.