MacDonald Welcomes Extra £1 Million for Boiler Scrappage Scheme

Grangemouth Councillor and SNP candidate for Falkirk East, Angus MacDonald has welcomed an extra £1 million in funding from the Scottish Government towards the boiler scrappage scheme for owner/occupiers in Scotland. Scrappage schemes work by helping to meet the cost of replacing inefficient equipment with new more efficient alternatives.

The Energy Saving Scotland Boiler Scrappage Scheme builds upon its earlier success from its launch in May 2010, in which the Scottish Government committed £2 millon to the scheme.
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The scheme, which will open for applications on Tuesday 1st February at 12.30pm will allow households with inefficient boilers in Falkirk East to claim £400 off the cost of a new boiler.  The scheme is aimed at improving energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions and household fuel bills. Installing a greener boiler will help slash average household heating costs by a quarter, around £235 a year for a three bed semi-detached house.

From Tuesday 1st February the Energy Saving Scotland advice network will begin issuing £400 vouchers towards installation of a certified energy saving boiler. The scheme will operate on a first come, first served basis.  More information is available by calling 0800 512 012 or visit http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scottishboilerscrappagescheme

Councillor MacDonald commented:

"The scheme was very popular when it was launched in May last year, therefore I would urge anyone who thinks they might qualify for a voucher to contact the Energy Savings Trust as soon as they possibly can when applications open on 1st February."

Please note that no applications will be accepted nor will any vouchers be issued prior to 1st February 2011. Please obtain a written/verbal quotation from your installer before making your application.

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