LAMTANS Engineering The ECO4 scheme concludes the UK Government multi-stage effort to enhance energy efficiency in low-income households. Replacing the previous version in April 2022, it expands improvements to more UK homes. Explore the benefits of the ECO4 Funding through LAMTANS Engineering

The ECO4 scheme concludes the UK government's multi-stage effort to enhance energy efficiency in low-income households. Replacing the previous version in April 2022, it expands improvements to more UK homes. Get Free First Time Central Heating Grant Under ECO4.

ECO4 Scheme

The ECO4 scheme concludes the UK Government multi-stage effort to enhance energy efficiency in low-income households. Replacing the previous version in April 2022, it expands improvements to more UK homes. Explore the benefits of the ECO4 Funding through LAMTANS Engineering.

What Is The ECO 4 Scheme?

ECO4 Funding, also known as the Energy Company Obligation, is a government initiative in Great Britain designed to address fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions through energy efficiency measures. The scheme includes the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO), also known as the ‘Affordable Warmth’ scheme.

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme aims to improve the energy efficiency of households in the UK, particularly those experiencing fuel poverty. Managed by Ofgem and funded by large energy suppliers, the ECO4 scheme provides financial assistance for energy efficiency measures in households with low energy performance, falling within band D or below on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) scale.

Eligible households may receive upgrades such as

While this list is not exhaustive, additional measures may be available for specific properties.

How ECO Works:

Under ECO, medium and larger energy suppliers finance the installation of energy efficiency measures in British households. Each obligated supplier has a target based on its share of the domestic energy market in Britain. These suppliers collaborate with installers to introduce specific efficiency measures into homes, such as insulation for lofts, floors, or walls, as well as heating measures.

Understanding the Obligation:

The Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO) mandates energy suppliers to promote the installation of measures that lead to financial savings on energy bills. This includes the installation of insulation and heating measures.

Eligibility:

If you own and live in your own home or reside in private rented accommodation, you are eligible for ECO funding.

Receiving Benefits?

If you currently receive any of the listed benefits mentioned in the ECO4 Eligibility Criteria, you qualify for ECO4 funding.

LAMTANS Engineering can assist with identifying the most appropriate energy-saving solutions and obtaining funding for installation expenses. The ECO4 scheme is available to private tenants, vulnerable households, and those living in cold homes. Contact LAMTANS Engineering to learn more and begin your application for ECO 4 funding.

Your Questions Answered
What is ECO4 Funding?

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. The scheme began in April 2013 with most of our customers qualifying under the Home Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO) Under HHCRO, obligated suppliers must provide measures which improve the ability of households to heat their homes. This includes actions that result in heating savings such as the replacement or repair of a boiler, cavity wall insulation and loft insulation. 

What Energy Saving Measures Could I Get?

Most people know the scheme as a free boiler replacement scheme however under ECO 4 the following energy-saving measures are available

 

  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • First Time Central Heating
  • Solar PV
  • Electric Storage Heaters
  • Cavity Wall Insulation
  • External Wall Insulation
  • Room in Roof Insulation
  • Loft Insulation
  • Under Floor Insulation
How do I apply?

You can apply for ECO 4 Funding by applying online. Our team will then contact you to take you through the process and advise which measures you qualify for. Apply Now.

How Do I Qualify For ECO 4 Funding?

In order to qualify for ECO4 Funding, you must match certain criteria. For homeowners and tenants you or someone in your household must be in receipt of a government credit/benefit. 

• Income Based Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) 
• Income related Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)
• Income Support (IS)
• Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
• Working Tax Credit (WTC)
• Child Tax Credits (CTC)
• Universal Credit (UC)
• Housing Benefit (New eligible benefit under ECO4)
• Pension Credit Savings Credit (New eligible benefit under ECO4)

Where does the money come from?

Funding for your Home Energy Improvements is paid for by the Leading Energy Companies such as British Gas, SSE, Scottish Power, N-Power and so on. They have a quota to fill for improving the energy performance of UK Homes and can face large fines if they miss their targets. The aim is to reduce how much fuel UK households use on average. To improve this they aim to make generating heat cheaper (with new boilers), and maintaining heat easier (with insulation).

The money for these improvements comes from the profits of companies everyone is contributing to monthly, in our energy bills. It doesn’t come from the Government the same way that things like Universal Credit does. 

Need Some Help.

A member of our team will be happy to help. We will discuss your options and help you apply for ECO 4 Funding.