N10 Boiler Upgrade Scheme

The cost of energy has gone through the roof in 2022. The Russian invasion of Ukraine hasn’t helped, and the signs point to high gas prices continuing for the foreseeable future.

Heating homes, businesses, and industry is responsible for a third of the UK’s greenhouse

gas emissions. Switching to low-carbon heating can help to reduce a building’s greenhouse gas emissions. The government hopes to phase out new gas boilers by 2035 and have almost all heating systems as low carbon by 2050.

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme launched by Ofgem in May 2022 aims to incentivise and increase the number of low-carbon heating systems installed to replace existing gas boilers.

Renewable energy and hot water that lowers your carbon footprint.

Air source heat pumps are a cost-effective, low-carbon, renewable, and eco-efficient way to heat your home. You could potentially save money by generating your own heat for heating and hot water, and they can provide you with a small income.

They work similarly to a refrigerator by absorbing heat from the outside air and heating your home and hot water.

Of course, the pumps need electricity to run, but the heat output is greater than the electricity required to run them, meaning they are energy efficient.

The technology is simple. Using a vapour compression cycle, the air source heat pumps extract heat from the outside air, even when it is colder, and a fluid absorbs this. Then, the liquid is compressed, increasing the temperature, and this additional heat is used to heat your home and water.


Air Source Heat Pumps work best with underfloor heating systems or large radiators as they work more efficiently at lower temperatures, giving out heat over extended periods.

What benefits do Air Source Heat Pumps offer?

If you aspire to be eco-efficient, potentially lower your bills and your carbon footprint, Air Source Heat Pumps are a good option for you. Here are a few of the benefits:

  • Lower fuel bills
  • Get paid for the renewable heat you produce through the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme.
  • Potentially lower your carbon emissions.
  • Minimal maintenance

You will see the most significant benefits of replacing an outdated, inefficient heating system with an Air Source Pump system.

How to Claim £5000 to replace your existing boiler

In May 2022, Ofgem launched the Boiler Upgrade Scheme to encourage homeowners to switch to a low-carbon option. The scheme will run until 2025 and will be administered by Ofgem.

The process to claim the Ofgem grant and change over to an Air Source Heat Pump is straightforward and handled by your installer.

Step One

To apply for the £5000 grant, you will need an MSC-certified installer with a Boiler Upgrade Scheme account. Installing an Air Source Heat Pump isn’t a DIY job, and the grant is paid to the installer rather than the homeowner, so to access the funding and ensure the installation is carried out competently, an installer is essential.

Step Two

Your chosen installer will assess your home to decide on the best type of Air Sourced heat Pump for your circumstances. They will then provide a customised quote and, if you’re happy, will apply for the grant on your behalf.

Ofgem may contact you to confirm that the installer is acting on your behalf.

Step Three

A voucher is issued to the installer, who will commence work on your Air Sourced Heat Pump installation and make any agreed changes to your existing setup. Once the installation is complete, your installer will commission your new low-carbon heating system to ensure it works effectively and gives you the heat and hot water anticipated.

Step Four

Your installer will submit a voucher redemption application to claim the £5000 grant, and the homeowner will pay any remaining amount.

Your new low-carbon heating system will provide you with years of energy-efficient, low-carbon heating and hot water in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner.

If you’d like to live a more sustainable, energy-efficient life, message N10 for  a free consultation