It is a UK government-backed initiative where qualifying homeowners and private tenants on certain means-tested benefits may have their inefficient heating systems replaced for free.
ECO4 differs from previous versions by focusing its grants on bringing the least energy-efficient homes up to a minimum efficiency standard.
The scheme targets upgrading properties with EPC ratings of E-G, with the goal of improving them to a minimum rating of D, as outlined in the ECO4 mission statement. The good news is that eligible properties may qualify for significantly improved grants, with potential savings of up to 70% on annual energy bills. In some cases, individual homes have received total upgrades worth over £30,000, subject to meeting certain criteria.