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First Time Central Heating ECO3 Grants

First time central heating installations are now being prioritised under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, helping to address the UK’s fuel poverty and create warmer, more efficient households that are cheaper to run and healthier to live in.

In some parts of the country, there are properties that don’t have central heating systems, with boilers and radiators. Thanks to the ECO scheme and funding from the LA Flex scheme, homeowners can now get up to 100% grant funding towards their first time central heating installation.

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At Lifetime Savings, we not only help eligible homeowners access first time central heating grants, we can arrange the installation of your new central heating system to the highest standards of workmanship.

  • Eligible to properties with no history of central heating
  • Eligible to property owners and private renters
  • Free site surveys available


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Free Government Grants For Homeowners

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  • ECO Funding for those on qualifying benefits
  • Local Authority Flex Funding Scheme for non-benefit households
  • Available for Homeowners and rented households
  • FREE survey and quotes

Free Grant Application

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First and foremost, our highly qualified surveyors can visit your home for free at a time and date to suit you. During this free survey, our team will be able to recommend energy saving measures and ascertain whether you and your property is eligible for grants funded by the UK government.

Our surveyor will look at your current heating system and carry out a heat loss survey for the property.  Not only could you qualify free central heating, but you may be eligible for other grants to create not only a better living environment for you, your tenants or family but to also save money on your current heating bills.  All whilst helping the UK government to reduce it’s carbon emissions to help the environment.

Central Heating Installation Grant Funding

Once you get the green light and your central heating grant application is successful, Connecting you with Governments Licensed & Registered Installer of cavity wall and loft insulation and heating measures for homes nationwide.

Other Grants:

You may also be eligible for other grant funding for services such as loft or cavity wall insulation for your property.


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Are You Satisfied with Your Home Heating?
What is a First Time Central Heating Grant?
How Can I Qualify for A Heating Grant?
Where do you begin?

Are You Satisfied with Your Home Heating?

Are you currently satisfied with how your home is heated? Does your property contain a modern heating system or do you rely upon outdated methods such as night storage tanks? If so, you are likely losing a great deal of money. Night storage systems are notorious for requiring a vast amount of electricity to function. Furthermore, it is often very difficult to achieve the desired temperature. Some rooms will be too hot while others remain noticeably cold. One of the best ways to address these issues is through a First Time Central Heating (FTCH) grant.

The UK’s insulation grants, such as ECO scheme, are government schemes funded by the UK’s largest utility companies, including the so-called ‘Big Six’. These companies are duly obliged to offer grants that can help those in need to enhance the energy efficiency of their homes for good, without costing you a penny.

The grants available with the ECO scheme and LA Flex funding tend to cover many different types of insulation, depending on your property age and type. This includes cavity wall and loft insulation, as well as first time central heating and boiler replacements.

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What is a First Time Central Heating Grant?

A First Time Central Heating Grant is a programme developed by the government and designed to help households that might not be able to afford a timely heating upgrade. This is actually part of a larger stimulus package that takes into account the status of the insulation throughout your home (sometimes known as the First Time Central Heating ECO3 programme).

The main intention is to provide property owners with a more comfortable living environment while limiting the carbon footprint of their homes. In other words, you will save money on heating costs while helping the environment. The only question left involves if you might be able to qualify. This is when the central heating surveys provided by Lifetime Savings will come in quite handy.

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How Can I Qualify for A Heating Grant?

There are several variables which will be examined during a central heating survey. The first involves the current state of your heating system and if it is functioning properly. Our team will then look at your financial status. This applies to landlords, homeowners and private renters. Those who are already receiving qualifying benefits may be eligible. Here are some other programmes which could qualify you for a first time central heating grant:

    • Standard Child Benefit (£20per week)
    • Pension Guarantee Credit
    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
    • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
    • Income Support
    • Tax Credits (Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits)
    • Universal Credit
    • Housing benefit
    • Pension credit saving credit

Of course, these are only a handful of examples. It is always wise to speak with one of the team members at Lifetime Savings. We will help you to connect the dots in no time at all.

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Where do you begin?

It is always best to take care of the basics before seeing if you qualify for such a grant. First, take some time to book a central heating survey with the professionals at Lifetime Savings. We will get to the root of the problem. This can also help us to better understand if you are eligible for the First Time Central Heating ECO3 programme.

Not only could this opportunity save you a massive amount of money on energy costs, but your home will remain comfortable throughout the year. So, do not hesitate to contact us directly in order to learn more about your options.

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About Us We Are Lifetime Savings

Lifetime Savings is a leading company and has many years experience in providing specialist energy efficiency surveys, clear advice for energy improvement recommendations and help to obtain available grant schemes.

Connecting you with Governments Licensed & Registered Installer of cavity wall and loft insulation and heating measures for homes nationwide.

We are committed to improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon usage in homes across the UK.

Thus far, we’ve helped thousands of homeowners benefit from cost-effective energy efficiency measures on their properties.  Apply today for your no-obligation, no-cost survey.


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Super efficient and service with a smile. Great Company. Will definitely recommend to others. Job Well done Nathan!

John Roberts Homeowner - Applied in November 2018

Had my loft insulation done today. Excellent service and very polite man! Huge thanks

Nick Garside Homeowner - Applied in March 2018

loft insulation went great from start to finish. defiantly recommend them. thank you!

Alice Magnani Eyre Homeowner- Applied in March 2019

Completed cavity wall insulation for free under the eco scheme. Turned up on time, very polite & efficient. Could not fault them. Many thanks

Amy Louise Brooks Homeowner- Applied in August 2019

Friendly installers, no charge after 3 hour cavity wall insulation and gave us helpful advice. Thank you

Charlotte Jones Homeowner - Applied in August 2019

efficient, and a very friendly service and they were very good in working around the hours that suited you. highly recommend.

Darren Owen Homeowner - Applied in August 2019

Installers were on time for appointment and insulated my loft with 300mm of insulation with funding as promised and no charge to me. They were clean and tidy and completed…

Debbie McCluskey Homeowner - Applied in January 2019

Excellent service from Nathan and co, work completed today to high standard, very happy with the work and would most defiantly recommend them

Emma Parry Homeowner - Applied in March 2019

Lifetime Savings helped me to get a grant from the council for loft insulation. From the initial site review to installation, the team provided a professional and knowledgeable service, making…

Michael Morton Homeowner - Applied in June 2019

Super efficient and service with a smile. Great company. Will definitely recommend to others. Job Well done Nathan!

Julie Roberts Homeowner - Applied in March 2019

Surveyor came Wednesday and Nathan the lead Technician came today to fit my insulation & has done a brilliant job, very efficient & tidy & was lovely guy too, highly…

Faye Zosia Pritchard Homeowner - Applied in April 2019

Brilliant service, all completed as promised. Would certainly recommend.

Fran Kallagher Homeowner - Applied in September 2019

I contacted this company for a quote for my loft to be insulated. I was given a very reasonable quote which i accepted, a time and date was then agreed.…

Gary Thomas Homeowner - Applied in March 2019

Highly recommend Lifetime Savings, just had our cavity wall completed within 2 weeks of our initial survey visit! Lads were punctual, polite, tidy and did exactly what they said they…

Gemma Ann Hobbs Homeowner - Applied in February 2020

great service with a smile arrived on time. would recommend

Michaela Davies Homeowner - Applied in March 2019

had my loft insulation done today. excellent service and very polite man! huge thanks.

Nicole Jane Garside Homeowner - Applied in March 2019

Excellent professional service! My home feels warmer and my heating thermostat is turned lower now, i'm not wasting so much heat! So cheaper bills warmer home and great greener feeling!

Paula Boyd Homeowner - Applied in April 2019

Friendly polite installers quick and efficient well done

Terrie Dawkins Homeowner - Applied in July 2019

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Sian Howells Homeowner - Applied in March 2019

Eligibility for first time central heating grants

Under the UK government’s ECO scheme, some houseowners may be able to qualify for grants to cover all or most of the cost of a first time central heating system. This includes the installation of a brand-new A-rated gas condensing boiler and comprehensive central heating system.

To obtain grants to cover some or all of the cost of your property’s first time central heating, you’ll need to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Your must own your property
  • Alternatively, you can privately rent (and apply with the landlord’s consent)
  • No existing central heating system exists
  • You claim for one or more state benefits administered by DWP


What’s included with a first time central heating installation?

All first time central heating systems will be gas. You can expect to be fitted with a new A-rated condensing gas boiler, along with new boiler pipework, radiators for all habitable rooms and a brand-new gas connection (providing your home is easily connectable to the UK’s main gas network.


We’re trained, qualified and monitored installers

At Lifetime Savings, we have trained, highly-skilled installers of new energy efficient boilers and central heating systems waiting to make your home a more comfortable place to be.

Our experienced surveyors can visit your property, ascertain whether you and your home are eligible for a first time central heating grant and assist you with your application via the ECO scheme or your Local Authority.


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How much can you save on your energy bills?

Using data from the Energy Saving Trust, we’ve put together this graph below to show how much a typical installation could cost, how much you could save on your energy bill (£/year).

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