MSE News: Government boiler scrappage scheme launches today

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Energy
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Energy
Hi, I would like to be benefit of the Boiler Scrappage Scheme

my actual boyler qualified as G by sedbuk list:

but when I do the Eligibility Check doesn't seen to be:

governmentboiler-scrappagescheme.info/EligibilityCheck.php

any ideas?
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  • MSE_GuyMSE_Guy MSE Staff
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    I've been Money Tipped! Newshound! Chutzpah Haggler
    "Households can get up to £800 off the price of a new boiler if they scrap an old appliance ..."

  • jamtart6jamtart6 Forumite
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    We had our old 25 year old boiler removed 8 months ago, but have not yet replaced it. Will we be eligible for the scheme? Wish I'd have hung onto the old one now :/

    :ABeing Thrifty Gifty again this year:A

  • edited 5 January 2010 at 3:21PM
    pjranpjran Forumite
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    edited 5 January 2010 at 3:21PM
    I have looked on the Energy Saving Trust website and it seems that our 1982 system qualifies for the £400 grant. Unfortunately I don't seem to be able to register online, expect lots of people are on their site. I have emailed them and their reply "Thank you for contacting the Energy Saving Trust. We will respond to you within five working days.

    Regards,
    The Energy Saving Trust"

    I doubt very much if any grants will still be available after their five working days.

    I can't get through on 0800512012 either.

    Oh well fingers crossed and good luck to other MSErs.

    Pj
  • I've just checked my boiler to see if I can get the grant - its F rated and 73% efficient. Gutted, its almost there but not quite! Its a double hit, coz now I know that my boiler is costing me a lot more than an efficient one would...
  • Andy_WSMAndy_WSM Forumite
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    Some of you need to stop and consider if it is really worth changing the boiler for the sake of saving a few £ on your gas bills. Generally speaking a lot of the old boilers are a lot more reliable than modern condensing boilers. Could be a case of better the devil you know.

    Investigate first how much an upgrade is going to cost you - then look at your monthly bills and how much you are likely to shave off your gas consumption. If it's only a 20% saving of a £35 a month bill, that's £7. How long will it take you to save the initial investment - if ever?
  • I was thinking the same thing, I have a 'G' boiler but the British Gas website says I could save £156 a year with a new boiler, or about £2,500 over its lifetine. If it costs me £2000+ to get a new one, is it really worth it?!
  • CardewCardew Forumite
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    skyshare wrote: »
    I was thinking the same thing, I have a 'G' boiler but the British Gas website says I could save £156 a year with a new boiler, or about £2,500 over its lifetine. If it costs me £2000+ to get a new one, is it really worth it?!

    Not to mention the repairs!

    As said many times, the old boilers rarely broke down. The electronics on modern boilers cost a fortune to repair - it normally involves replacement of a PCB at the cost of £hundreds.
  • richardc1983richardc1983 Forumite
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    My parents are not sure whether to put there name down for this, they have an old 15yr baxi back boiler that heats the hot water in a tank and does the heating.

    Hardly ever broken down and just been serviced and working great... do you think they should put there name down for this?
    If you found my post helpful, please remember to press the THANKS button! --->
  • Andy_WSMAndy_WSM Forumite
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    My parents are not sure whether to put there name down for this, they have an old 15yr baxi back boiler that heats the hot water in a tank and does the heating.

    Hardly ever broken down and just been serviced and working great... do you think they should put there name down for this?

    Personally no. That's when it all started going wrong for me - when I ripped out a perfectly good working Baxi back boiler and fitted a Combi which broke down 3 times in as many years (hence now having the new heat pump system).
  • richardc1983richardc1983 Forumite
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    Ah rite ok... well they have a good working baxi bermuda back boiler.

    YOu can also be eligible to have another back boiler fitted if its to replace one, provided you can get a few points, full details here:

    http://www.baxi.co.uk/docs/Baxi_Bermuda_Guide.pdf
    If you found my post helpful, please remember to press the THANKS button! --->
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