Applications to the Boiler Upgrade Scheme rise 

Applications to the Boiler Upgrade Scheme rise 

The Government has released up-to-date details on the uptake of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme. The scheme, which opened in May 2022, is designed to provide an incentive to shift to low carbon heating technologies such as Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs). A grant of £7,500 is available for ASHP and Ground Source Heat Pump installations. 

Responding to the latest statistics, Ian Rippin, CEO at MCS (pictured) said: “The latest government figures show that Boiler Upgrade Scheme applications are up 53% during the first three months of 2024 compared to the same period in 2023. This highlights the growing number of people turning to low-carbon heating sources for their home.  

“This is reflected in the MCS installation data, which shows that March 2024 was the second-best month in the Scheme’s history for certified heat pump installations, with more than 4,500 installed in March alone. In fact, January – March 2024 has seen a 37% increase in certified heat pump installations compared with the same period in 2023 – which was itself a record-breaking year for the technology.   

“The Boiler Upgrade Scheme remains a vital part of making home-grown energy more affordable and accessible. These latest figures reflect the growing number of consumers in England and Wales who are choosing MCS certified contractors to install their renewable systems, ensuring they can take advantage of government grants to make the switch to renewable energy.”  

For near-real-time updates on renewable installations, you can sign up for free to The MCS Data Dashboard here.   

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