Claiming the £7,500 Heat Pump Grant: A Guide for UK Homeowners

The UK government has introduced a series of incentives to encourage homeowners to adopt more sustainable energy solutions.

One such incentive is the £7,500 heat pump grant, part of the government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme. This grant aims to make heat pump installation more affordable for homeowners, reducing the UK’s carbon footprint and aiding in the transition to greener energy sources.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can claim this grant without having to worry about the paperwork.

£7,500 Heat Pump Grant

by Suzy Kershaw, HVAC Office Manager | published 7 March 2024

Understanding the Boiler Upgrade Scheme

Objective of the Scheme

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) is a government initiative designed to encourage homeowners to replace old, inefficient heating systems with more eco-friendly alternatives like heat pumps. The scheme offers substantial grants to offset the installation costs.

The £7,500 Heat Pump Grant

Under this scheme, homeowners can receive a grant of up to £7,500 towards the cost of installing a heat pump.

This grant significantly reduces the financial barrier for those considering making the switch to a renewable heating system.

Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)

Eligibility Criteria

Who Can Apply?

  • Homeowners in England or Wales.
  • The property must have an existing heating system (the scheme is primarily aimed at replacing older, less efficient systems).
  • The property must meet certain insulation requirements that can be found on your home’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

Types of Heat Pumps Covered

The grant is available for the installation of air source, ground source, or water source heat pumps.

How to Claim the Grant

Choosing an Installer

Select a certified installer like Infinity Energy Services who is participating in the Boiler Upgrade Scheme. Our certification ensures we are qualified to handle the installation and the grant application process.

We Take Care of the Paperwork

One of the key benefits of this scheme is that homeowners do not need to worry about the paperwork involved in claiming the grant.

We will handle the entire process on your behalf. We will apply for the grant and deduct its value from the overall cost of installation, reducing your upfront expenses.

After Installation

Once the installation is complete, the government will pay the grant directly to the installer. As a homeowner, you only pay the balance after the grant deduction.

How to claim the heat pump grant

Things to Consider Before Applying

Assessing Your Home’s Suitability

Before applying, we will assess your home’s suitability for a heat pump. Factors like your home’s insulation, space for the heat pump, and your current heating system will be considered.

Understanding the Long-term Benefits

While the initial cost is now much lower due to the £7,500 grant, it’s important to consider the other long-term benefits of a heat pump, including lower heating maintenance costs and a reduced carbon footprint.


The current £7,500 heat pump grant as part of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme is a significant step by the UK government towards a greener future.

It not only makes heat pump technology more accessible to homeowners, but also simplifies the process by entrusting the paperwork to the installers.

We don’t know how long the grant will be available – take advantage of it before they take it away!

Renewable Energy Grant