Your Questions Answered
Welcome to our FAQ page, your go-to resource for answers to commonly asked questions.
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 right here on our website. 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 one of the following government credits/benefits.
- Universal Credit
- Tax Credits
- Pension Credits
- Income Support
- JSA (Jobseeker’s Allowance)
- Housing Benefit
Where does the funding 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.
What if I use oil or LPG heating?
We offer renewable energy systems for those using oil, LPG or electric heating, such as air source heat pumps and solar PV panels.
Where do you provide services?
We provide work in England, Scotland and Wales
Do I have to pay for installation?
No, all aspects of the scheme are 100% free!
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.
Borthwick Group, Penny Stock House, Brenda Road, Hartlepool, TS25 2BW
(+44) 1429 275575
Borthwick Group are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. We are a Credit Broker and not a lender. We offer Credit Facilities from a panel of lenders. Borthwick Group (Energy) Limited is the full legal and registered trading name of all activities that advertise themselves as Borthwick Group and online as www.borthwickgroup.co.uk