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What is the boiler upgrade scheme?

If you're a homeowner in the UK, there's a good chance you've heard of the government's boiler upgrade scheme. But what is it, exactly? And more importantly, is it worth taking advantage of? In this blog post, we'll answer all those questions and more. We'll also provide some tips on how we can help you make the most of it. So read on to learn everything you need to know about the boiler upgrade scheme! 

Boiler Upgrade Scheme

What is the boiler upgrade scheme and how does it work 

If you're thinking about replacing your boiler, you may be eligible for the boiler upgrade scheme. A recent government scheme called the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) aims to persuade people to swap out their fossil fuel boilers with low-carbon heating systems like air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps.

For the installation of an air source heat pump or a ground source heat pump, homeowners or companies will be eligible for a £5,000 grant or a £6,000 award. Your heat pump's initial cost will therefore be much closer to that of a typical fossil fuel system, making it simpler for you to enjoy the significant carbon savings and running cost advantages.

Who can apply for the scheme and what are the benefits 


To put it simply, heat pumps qualify for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS), the following are supported by the BUS grant:

  £5,000 grant for air source heat pumps

  £6,000 grant for ground source heat pumps

It's important to remember that the scheme will only apply to heat pump installations that are 45kW or less.

An MCS-approved installer, such as Pipeline Plumbing Services Ltd, must complete each project, and the installer must issue the MCS certificate.


The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is only available to homeowners in England and Wales. All currently constructed domestic and non-domestic properties are eligible for the boiler upgrade programme.

Any essential energy-saving measures must be implemented before the heat pump is installed, just like with previous incentive programmes. This indicates that any cavity walls must be filled and that the loft insulation in the loft must be at least 270mm thick (or equivalent heat resistance).

You must have a current Energy Performance Certificate ("EPC") that does not identify these actions as necessary in order to prove this. By clicking the button below, you may view your certificate:

Find your EPC

How to apply for the boiler upgrade scheme 

Applying for the boiler upgrade scheme is easy! Just follow these simple steps:

1. Contact us through our contact form

2. Pipeline Plumbing Services Ltd will prepare a quotation for you.

3. As soon as you approve the quote, we will submit an application to Ofgem for your Boiler Upgrade Scheme grant as soon as we have received all of your relevant information.

4. The Heat Pump installation can then start, and we'll provide updates along the way.

5. We will redeem the voucher when the project is finished and receive the money directly from Ofgem.

So what are you waiting for? Apply today and start saving on your energy bills.

Reputable heat pump installations

When it comes to a renewable heat pump installation, you want a company you can rely on. That's why Pipeline Plumbing Services Ltd is the best choice for heat pump installation in Pulborough, Storrington and Billingshurst.

We're gas safe registered, so you can be sure your heating will be installed safely and correctly. Plus, our team of experienced engineers have installed plenty of air source and ground heat pumps so you can be confident they'll do a great job. 

So if you're looking to make the most out of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme and install a heat pump in Pulborough, Storrington or Billingshurst, contact Pipeline Plumbing Services today.