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Boiler upgrade scheme extended to 8,000 more homes

More Homeowners Across Northern Ireland Can Now Register For A New Boiler Replacement Scheme

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Thursday 22 August 2013

Local homes could soon benefit from new, efficient boilers after an additional £6million was allocated to the Department for Social Development’s boiler replacement scheme.

The additional money, secured from the European Regional Development Fund, will increase the numbers of homes likely to benefit from the scheme from 16,000 to 24,000.

More than 6,500 households across Northern Ireland, have already had new boilers installed since DSD Minister Nelson McCausland announced the scheme in September last year.

Making the announcement, Minister McCausland said: “This scheme has been hugely successful, with on average around 600 installations a month. I am delighted that this additional money will see many more of those most in need benefiting. In less than a year, more than 6,500 homes have had new boilers installed, each one seeing an increase in thermal efficiency. More than 70 percent of those with new boilers are also on lower incomes, exactly the kind of people I wanted to support.

“With this money now in place, I want to encourage others to take advantage of these possible savings – potentially £2,700 over ten years in an average three bedroom semi-detached house. Now is the ideal time to get the work done and I would encourage anyone whose household income is less than £40,000 a year with an inefficient boiler of at least 15 years to contact the Housing Executive on 03448 920900 or log onto www.nidirect.gov.uk/boiler-replacement "

The scheme offers owner occupiers a grant of up to £1,000 to replace inefficient boilers with energy efficient condensing oil or gas boilers, switching from oil to gas, or switching to a wood pellet boiler. It is available to those who earn less than £40,000 a year with an inefficient boiler of at least 15 years and is dependent on total gross income.

Check out our Boilers and Flues section to view our range of energy efficient condensing boilers. Or drop into your local branch to find out more.