2013-02-27 18:02:57 - Blueflame Services Colchester have been appointed to carry out free installations in East Anglia under the new Government Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHRCO) initiative
Under a new Government-led scheme to ease fuel poverty, qualifying householders are now eligible for a free high efficiency condensing gas boiler under the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHRCO). This is a nationwide scheme funded entirely by the energy companies and Essex-based Blueflame, the gas, electrical and renewable energy specialists, have been appointed to carry out free installations in East Anglia.
Speaking about the introduction of this scheme, Kevin Bull, director, Blueflame said: “As the cost of utilities continues to rise, it’s becoming harder for many households to afford the basic comfort of keeping warm. By replacing old inefficient boilers in bands C, D, E, F and G, which waste both energy and money, with boilers in band A, home
heating will become more affordable.”
To qualify for a free boiler the householder must either own the own property or be in private rental accommodation, have a gas boiler which has an energy efficiency rating of band C or lower and be in receipt of Child Tax Credits or a State Pension Credit. There are a number of other criteria which may mean a householder is eligible for a free boiler, and these can be found on www.myfreeboiler.com. Alternatively the My Free Boiler team at Blueflame, on 01206 799994, can explain the criteria and answer any queries over the phone.
Once qualified, Blueflame will send an assessor to the property to conduct a free survey to establish the exact model and size of boiler required to meet the demands of the household. While the boiler is free, the quality is the best - Blueflame will be installing boilers made by Vaillant, the UK’s leading boiler manufacturer and a brand which has been at the forefront of revolutionary heating technology developments for over 135 years. There’s more good news too, if, for example, the survey shows that the heating system is failing due to ineffective radiators, the householder could also qualify for a completely new heating system.
It is important to understand that the HHCRO should not be confused with the Government’s Green Deal, which has been launched at the same time. With the Green Deal any energy efficiency improvements made to the property is paid for through the electricity bill. Under HHRCO there are no costs to the householder; the boiler and its installation are entirely free.