Storage Heater Grants

You could be one of the thousands of people eligible for a free storage heater replacement grant. Fill out our quick form to see if you qualify today. 

At Energy efficient you, we’re here to help you improve the energy efficiency of your home by helping you get access to government grants to replace their old storage heaters.

Storage Heater Replacement Grant

What Is An Electric Storage Heater Grant?

An electric storage heater grant is financial assistance provided by the government under the ECO4 scheme to help low-income replace their old, faulty storage heaters with new and modern electric storage heaters.

The electric storage heater grant can cover the cost of materials, labour, and other expenses related to the installation of storage heaters. Eligibility for the grant may depend on factors such as income level, property ownership, and energy efficiency of the home.

Storage heater grants have a few main objectives:

  • Affordable Warmth: it provides funding to low-income households to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their heating costs. 
  • Carbon Saving Communities Obligation: it provides funding to support the installation of energy-efficient measures in low-income communities and hard-to-treat properties.

If your property currently has either electric room heaters, panel heaters, convection heaters, or no heating they can be upgraded with a storage heater replacement grant to Dimplex high-heat retention storage heaters.

Upgrading your heaters to electric storage heaters can typically reduce your heating bill by 27%, whilst also making your home more comfortable and energy efficient.

With the new goal set for the UK to go carbon neutral by 2050, the government is keen for more property owners to take up grants such as the first-time central heating grant and storage heater grant.

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Am I Eligible For A Storage Heater Replacement Grant?


Eligibility for an electric storage heater replacement grant in the UK will vary depending on the specific grant program being applied for and the area in which you live. Eligibility for the electric storage heater grant to replace your storage heaters will depend on factors such as:

  • Income level: Grants are targeted at low-income households, so you must demonstrate that your household income falls under £31,000 per year to qualify.
  • Property ownership: Grants are only available to homeowners.
  • Energy efficiency of the home: Your home will need a poor energy efficiency rating to qualify for a grant to install central heating. This can be an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) of D, E, F, or G.
  • Benefits: You will need to be in receipt of certain benefits such as Pension credit, child tax credit, or working tax credit to be eligible for the grant.
  • Type of storage heaters:  You will need to have old electric storage heaters that are either faulty or broken.
  • Electric Heating: Your property must have electric heating.

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Qualifying Benefits For An Electric Storage Heater Grant

To qualify for an electric storage heater grant, you or someone in your household must be receiving one of the following benefits or allowances:

  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance 
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance 
  • Housing Benefit 
  • Child Benefits
  • Child Tax Credits 
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Pension Credit Savings Credit 
  • Universal Credit 
  • Working Tax Credit 
  • Warm Home Discount Scheme Rebate

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How Do I Qualify For An Electric Storage Heater Grant?


To qualify for an electric storage heater grant, your home must have electric heating. The types of heaters in your home that benefit from the storage heater grant can include:

  • Electric storage heaters that were installed more than 10 years ago
  • Electric heaters that are faulty
  • Electric heaters that are broken
  • Panel Heaters
  • Convection Heaters
  • Electric fires don’t qualify for replacement under the grant
  • Portable heaters don’t qualify for replacement under the grant

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Why Should I Apply For A Storage Heater Grant?

There are several benefits that come with replacing your current storage heaters through the use of a grant. 

Modern heaters are more energy efficient, and environmentally friendly than older ones. Not only will they help to reduce your energy bills, but they will also add value to your property.

In most cases, the entire cost of the work is covered by the electric storage heaters grant. This includes the cost of the heaters, installation, and disposal of your old heaters.

In some circumstances, a contribution towards the cost of the electric storage heater grant might be needed. This depends on how much work is needed to replace your storage heaters, as well as how energy efficient your property is.



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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes – You can get a grant for first time central heating if you are eligible. Please fill in our form to check your eligibility.

Yes – you can get a grant for central heating installation if you have no central heating. It is one of the criteria in order to be eligible for a free central heating grant.

It can take from one to seven weeks to get your new electric storage heaters installed from applying for your grant.

Yes – You can also get free storage heaters if your household income is less than £31,000 per year. Please see our above section on what allowance and benefits make you eligible, or contact us for more information.

Your home needs to have an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) of D, E, F, or G to qualify for a storage heater grant. These scores mean that your home isn’t energy efficient and is a qualifying factor for a grant. You will also need to fulfil the other criteria to be eligible for the grant.

Yes – storage heater grants are available for people who claim a pension. If they meet the criteria for a storage heater grant, they they will be eligible.

Storage heaters commonly take a period of time overnight to heat up, usually around 7 hours.

Storage heaters are typically cheaper than central heating and other forms of electric heating. The overall cost can vary depending on the following:

  • The electricity tariff you are on
  • When and how long you are using the heater
  • The quality of the storage heater



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