Better Boilers

Update: The Better Boilers Scheme is now closed to new applications and funds have been allocated. If you have any questions, please contact the team on 0808 108 9414. A new scheme Warmer Homes was launched in January 2018, please see the web page for details.

For independent, expert advice on saving energy in your home, or for funding requests for making energy efficiency improvements, contact the Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234 or e-mail [email protected].


About the scheme

If you’re a homeowner on benefits and your boiler is inefficient or broken, we will replace or repair it for free.

Better Boilers, Mayor Sadiq Khan's £1m scheme to help people stay warm and save on their energy bills.

To be eligible you must:

The scheme is first come, first served, so get in early to avoid disappointment.

Boiler and Heating Installer of the Year 2017 winner emblem


Ecologic Energy, Better Boilers’ supplier, has won the Greater London Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes awards’ Boiler and Heating Installer of the Year 2017.

Better Boilers scheme testimonials

Saura Karin, Enfield:
Saira Karim

I saw the ad in the local paper so I replied and got an answer very quickly. I’m very happy, It was very easy to apply for the scheme. 


Silvia Wilson, Mitcham:
Silvia Wilson

The new boiler keeps the house warm. I’d recommend it to other older people.



Sam Edwards, Orpington:
Sam Edwards

I’m relieved that I have a more efficient boiler that will eventually mean a lower cost in my bills. The new boiler has meant we can wake up in the morning and ensure we have hot water and heating, whereas before it was a bit of a lottery.

Other ways to save energy – and money – in your home

For information about other ways to make your home more energy efficient and to reduce your fuel bills, please go to the Energy Saving Trust website and the London Fuel Poverty Hub website.

If you don’t qualify for the Better Boilers scheme or would like support with insulation, reducing your energy bills or debt to your energy supplier contact the Seasonal Health Intervention Network (SHINE) London on 0300 555 0195 or [email protected]

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