FAQs

Boiler FAQs

Our boiler grant process is simple and straightforward:

  1. Complete our 60 second eligibility check.
  2. An advisor will be in touch within 48 hours to confirm funding (subject to survey)
  3. Arrange a no obligation free survey.
  4. Arrange a convenient installation date

Energy saving measures available under the ECO scheme include Funded Boilers, Free Cavity Wall, Underfloor and Loft insulation. If you have never had central heating in your home, you may qualify for a ‘first time central heating’ grant.

The original scheme started in 2013, the current scheme, ECO3, started in late 2018 and is scheduled to run until March 2022, however funding can be pulled at any time.

While our aim is to install as many Free Boilers as possible, the fact is that some personal circumstances and/or house types, etc will not meet the criteria set out in the Energy Company Obligation.

We are committed to finding a low-cost solution for all that don’t qualify.

In this instance First Step Technology LLC promise that we will:

  1. Offer a no upfront cost alternative
  2. Spread the cost over the lifetime of the boiler (normally 10 years)
  3. Install the same quality product that’s offered through the ECO scheme
  4. Offer the same warranty as through the ECO scheme
  5. Offer the same highly experienced Gas Safe Installation teams

And the best news is that, for most customers taking this route, the monthly cost of the boiler is more than covered by the energy savings provided by your new modern efficient boiler!

Applying for a boiler grant is easy, we will do all the necessary paperwork and administration, you just complete our 60 second eligibility form and we can give you an indication instantly if you may qualify. One of our friendly advisors will then follow up with you to confirm within 48 hours.

The Eco scheme is funded by the major energy suppliers in the UK, major is termed as having over 150,000 customers. These are currently the ‘big 6’ energy companies, British Gas, Scottish Power, N Power, EDF, SSE and E-on as well as several others such as Octopus Energy & Shell Energy.

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a Government backed energy efficiency scheme in the UK, it’s aim is to reduce carbon emissions and help eradicate fuel poverty. The current incarnation is ECO3 and is scheduled to run from Autumn 2018 until March 2022.

There are 2 main ways where someone may qualify for ECO:

  1. Homeowners who are in receipt of a qualifying benefit – please note that grant amounts are based on Life Time Savings (LTS) and therefore to maximise the grant available we will look to add additional energy saving measures such as Loft, underfloor or cavity wall insulation if applicable.
  2. Local Authority Flexible Eligibility (LA FLEX) – We have agreements with local authorities throughout the UK where we can access the ECO scheme but with much wider eligibility. In these cases homeowners may qualify without being in receipt of any benefits.

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme is funded by medium to large  energy suppliers, ECOPAS installers work with the obligated suppliers to introduce energy efficient measures into homes, thereby helping to tackle fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions to assist with Government targets.

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While our aim is to install as many Free Boilers as possible, the fact is that some personal circumstances and/or house types etc will not meet the criteria set out in the Energy Company Obligation.

First Step Technology LLC are committed to finding a low-cost solution for all that don’t qualify.

In this instance First Step Technology LLC promise that we will:

  • 1. Offer a no upfront cost alternative
  • 2. Spread the cost over the lifetime of the boiler (normally 10 years)
  • 3. Install the same quality product that’s offered through the ECO scheme
  • 4. Offer the same warranty as through the ECO scheme
  • 5. Offer the same highly experienced Gas Safe Installation teams

And the best news is that, for most customers taking this route, the monthly cost of the boiler is more than covered by the energy savings provided by your new modern efficient boiler!

While our aim is to install as many Free Boilers as possible, the fact is that some personal circumstances and/or house types, etc will not meet the criteria set out in the Energy Company Obligation.

First Step Technology LLC is committed to finding a low-cost solution for all that don’t qualify.

In this instance First Step Technology LLC promise that we will:

  • 1. Offer a no upfront cost alternative
  • 2. Spread the cost over the lifetime of the boiler (normally 10 years)
  • 3. Install the same quality product that’s offered through the ECO scheme
  • 4. Offer the same warranty as through the ECO scheme
  • 5. Offer the same highly experienced Gas Safe Installation teams

And the best news is that, for most customers taking this route, the monthly cost of the boiler is more than covered by the energy savings provided by your new modern efficient boiler!

We will now be in the position to tell you exactly the level of funding that is available, this decision is not taken by First Step Technology LLC , but by the criteria laid out in the Government backed ECO scheme.

The good news is First Step Technology LLC has a ‘Free Boiler’ installation rate of almost 40%, with the vast majority of the remaining installations requiring an average contribution of only £300!

+ Do I qualify?

While our aim is to install as many Free Boilers as possible, the fact is that some personal circumstances and/or house types etc will not meet the criteria set out in the Energy Company Obligation.

First Step Technology LLC are committed to finding a low-cost solution for all that don’t qualify.

In this instance First Step Technology LLC promise that we will:

  • 1. Offer a no upfront cost alternative
  • 2. Spread the cost over the lifetime of the boiler (normally 10 years)
  • 3. Install the same quality product that’s offered through the ECO scheme
  • 4. Offer the same warranty as through the ECO scheme
  • 5. Offer the same highly experienced Gas Safe Installation teams

And the best news is that, for most customers taking this route, the monthly cost of the boiler is more than covered by the energy savings provided by your new modern efficient boiler!

+ What if I don’t qualify?

While our aim is to install as many Free Boilers as possible, the fact is that some personal circumstances and/or house types, etc will not meet the criteria set out in the Energy Company Obligation.

First Step Technology LLC is committed to finding a low-cost solution for all that don’t qualify.

In this instance First Step Technology LLC promise that we will:

  • 1. Offer a no upfront cost alternative
  • 2. Spread the cost over the lifetime of the boiler (normally 10 years)
  • 3. Install the same quality product that’s offered through the ECO scheme
  • 4. Offer the same warranty as through the ECO scheme
  • 5. Offer the same highly experienced Gas Safe Installation teams

And the best news is that, for most customers taking this route, the monthly cost of the boiler is more than covered by the energy savings provided by your new modern efficient boiler!

+ What is the next step?

We will now be in the position to tell you exactly the level of funding that is available, this decision is not taken by First Step Technology LLC , but by the criteria laid out in the Government backed ECO scheme.

The good news is First Step Technology LLC has a ‘Free Boiler’ installation rate of almost 40%, with the vast majority of the remaining installations requiring an average contribution of only £300!

Save energy and live a happy life!