Another month or so rolled by .
What’s happened recently in the world of Eco Government Grants?
Green Home Grants
Lots of interest in this and I am still getting a few calls about this as well as people not on benefits applying for grants via my website.
A lot of people are under the impression that :
- The grant will be 100 % fully funded i.e FREE
- Boilers will be included
- Free Solar will be included.
Whilst good for generating publicity for Government Grants, I feel this will be massively oversubscribed with lots of people being disappointed at not being able to get a voucher and installers giving out lots of free quotes without a return.
The government would have made better use of taxpayers cash by investing in a house building program instead of subsidising those who probably don’t need the cash.
This will be great for the UK and each house built would possibly achieve a return of 25% which could go back in the pot to build more.
Common sense sadly lacking though as usual! J
First Time Gas Central Heating Grants
I have been focusing on this the last 2 months or so to very mixed results. It has been a steep learning curve and not easy at all.
A few issues encountered :
- People applying that already have CH fitted – my website does specifically state it is a first time heating grant only
- People applying that are 100 miles from the nearest gas grid J
- Lots of applicants on electric having to wait up to 8 weeks for a gas meter / main to be fitted
- People with existing Warm Air Systems not being eligible.
- Average install times being 4 -6 weeks – a long time to wait to get paid L
Its not an easy ride at the moment but Im sure it will get better.
Didn’t tell her about FTCH
I had a call from a rather irate lady who had applied for free storage heaters on my website and had successfully had them installed a few months ago.
She was unhappy that she had since found out that she could have been eligible for free central heating and that I was negligent for not offering this to her.
As I have only been doing CH for the last 2 months I was not able to offer this at the time of applying.
She wanted the storage heaters removing and central heating fitted.
Oh Dear !
Website Grant Applications
I wish to highlight this strange phenomenon where some people ( Approx 15 -20% of all applicants )
Go to the trouble of visiting my website, and fill in a form of Approx 10 fields ( which does take 2 minutes ) only to be UNCONTACTABLE.
These people will not be contactable by phone and will ignore emails and text messages by installers who are desperate to book them in for a Free Energy Saving Grant.
If anyone knows the reason why, please contact me.
Boiler Grant Scheme
I am doing quite well with this at the moment and conversions are getting higher.
I am marketing the Boiler Scheme as a “ Boiler For £399-£799 “ Scheme and people seem to be happy to pay this.
The die hard Free Boiler brigade who are still living in the past do try it on still but I feel that most applicants are resigned to paying a small contribution by now.
They have probably got fed up of applying 50 times in the hope of a freebie. J
All you installers should try this as it does work.
C& T Eco Consultants
I have to say that this company ( as well as a few others ) need singling out as an excellent company to deal with.
A very well organised company with payments, installs, updates being like clockwork.
Happy to give them a mention and recommendation too.
Average Eco Rates For Leads
What seems to be the going rate at the moment for leads (that get fitted ) are :
First Time Central Heating – 3 -5p LTS
Standalone Boilers – £200 – £300 Flat Rate
Dual Boilers 2.5 -3.0 p LTS
Electric Lofts 4 -5p LTS
Storage Heaters 2- 3P LTS
Room In Roof 3p -5 P LTS
Iwi – 3p -5 P LTS
Gas Lofts & Cavs – 4 p LTS
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Carlo Lega Eco Leads
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carlo Lega Eco Lead Generator
8 Years’ Experience In Government Grants
I run the website https://energysavingtrusts.co.uk and make people aware of the various Heating & Insulation Upgrades available from The Government.
If you receive a benefit you should check out our home page as YOU COULD BE ELIGIBLE for 1 or more grants available under the Government Affordable Warmth Scheme.