MLA urges uptake of boiler replacement grants

Cllr Paula Bradley MLA
Cllr Paula Bradley MLA

North Belfast MLA Paula Bradley is encouraging owner-occupiers to consider whether they are eligible for grant aid from the DSD’s boiler replacement scheme.

A further £6million is being made available for the scheme, which will help 8,000 more households to install a new efficient central heating boiler.

“This scheme offers owner occupiers a grant of up to £1,000 to replace inefficient boilers with energy efficient condensing oil or gas boilers, or for switching from oil to gas, or switching to a wood pellet boiler. It is available to those who earn less than £40,000 a year with an inefficient boiler of at least 15 years.

“This scheme has been very popular and during the summer is the ideal time to get work like this done. I would encourage owner-occupiers to check if they are eligible for a grant. It has also provided a welcome boost for local installers carrying out this work,” Ms Bradley said.

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