The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a UK Government energy efficiency scheme, to tackle fuel poverty and help reduce carbon emissions.
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The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a UK Government energy efficiency scheme, to tackle fuel poverty and help reduce carbon emissions. At SwitchedOn Yorkshire, we install gas boilers and electric storage heaters under the ECO scheme.
Under ECO, energy suppliers fund the installation of energy efficiency measures in British households. Each obligated supplier has an overall target based on its share of the domestic energy market in Britain.
The obligated energy suppliers work with installers – such as SwitchedOn – to introduce certain efficiency measures into your home, including loft or wall insulation, and heating measures.
The ECO3 scheme consists of one distinct obligation: the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO).
The Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation requires energy suppliers to promote the installation of measures that lead to financial savings on energy bills, such as the installation of insulation and heating measures.
You are eligible for ECO if you receive at least one of the following benefits and satisfy the relevant income requirements, where applicable:
Alternatively, if you are living in social housing with an EPC rating of E, F or G you might also be eligible for the scheme. Social housing with an EPC rating of D can also qualify for an innovation measure.
Local authorities are also able to refer residents in their areas to obligated energy suppliers so that they can be offered support under the scheme.
In order to benefit from ECO you must own your own home or have the permission of your landlord, including if your property is owned by a social housing provider or management company.
SwitchedOn Yorkshire are able to install ECO measures under the following accreditations:
It is important to note that eligibility for ECO does not necessarily mean that an energy supplier or installer will decide to install an energy efficiency measure in your home.
Switched On Yorkshire are qualified and certified as an approved Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) Installer.
Our team of highly professional personnel can talk you through the process and hold your hand every step of the journey.