What is ECO4?

ECO4 is the core scheme brought in by the government. The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) places legal obligations on larger energy suppliers to deliver energy efficiency measures to domestic premises. It’s part of a system of grants given by the government in an attempt to become kinder to the environment by lowering the UK’s carbon footprint by 2050. 

You might have seen the term “Affordable Warmth” thrown around. Affordable Warmth is focused on the part of the population most in need. This includes low income, vulnerable and fuel poor households. With ECO4, the Government has set the eligibility criteria which will result in approximately 6.6m households being eligible for the scheme. In addition, it will allow up to 25% of the obligation to be met through measures delivered under Local Authority Flexible Eligibility.

In a nutshell, ECO4 is a scheme created by the UK Government in order to reduce our overall carbon footprint by making home heating more affordable and more efficient. It focuses on swapping out old and less efficient boilers with new energy efficient replacements, as well as renewing cavity wall insulation, under floor insulation and ‘room-in-roof’ insulation. All of these aspects work together to make it cheaper to heat your home by requiring less resources (gas and electric) to heat it.

We’ve installed thousands of energy saving measures across the UK for eligible customers as part of the government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme

You might also hear of terms like ‘boiler grant’ to describe the scheme.

It takes less than 1 minute to check you are eligible by completing a simple form online by clicking here

If you want to read more on what the government has to say about the ECO Scheme, visit the GOV.UK website by clicking here

The Funding Process

It’s fast and easy to apply for free boiler and Insulation ECO 4 funding with our easy 3 step process below! From the start we will be here to help through the full process of applying for funding, down to the team installing your new equipment.



Complete our online application form and we will check if you qualify for the funding.



Free Survey by one of our specialist certified surveyors will visit your property and carry out at 20-30 minute inspection to measure your homes current heating efficiency.



Once we have completed all the relevant checks and confirmed your eligibility, we will arrange for the installation to be carried at your convenience.  Most installations are completed in less than 3 days.

Need some advise?

A member of our team will be happy to help. We will discuss your options and help you apply for your ECO 4 funding.

What if I Don’t Receive Benefits?

For those who don’t receive benefits, you may qualify for the scheme through the Local Authority (LA Flex) programme. LA Flex must define criteria that proves residents are either living in fuel poverty or are on low income and vulnerable to living in a cold home.

Local authorities can use LA Flex to help homeowners and private renting tenants benefit from the installation of home energy efficiency measures. However, the Flexible Eligibility route is not applicable for social housing tenants.