Homeowners could get £7,000 to ditch gas boilers

BRITS could get thousands of pounds to ditch gas boilers and go for greener alternatives.

A clean heat grant due to be introduced next year could be worth as much as £7,000.

Gas boilers will eventually be banned

Gas boilers will eventually be bannedCredit: Getty

Gas boilers could be banned from 2035 under plans to save the planet and make homes more eco-friendly.

The Clean Heats Grant will be relaunched next April and had been expected to offer households £4,000 to help them make the switch.

Now, the government is considering increasing funding for the scheme and could me nearly twice that amount.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering increasing the starting grant to £7,000, The Times reports.

The scheme had been pencilled in to run for two years but that could also increase too and last for three, the report says.

More than half of Brits say they cannot afford heat pumps which are likely to replace gas boilers.

The Sun revealed last month that Brits would be allowed up to five more years to swap out their dirty boilers in a major row-back plotted by Boris Johnson.

At the moment they can set Brits back on average £10,000, but by making more of them in Britain, firms believe the price will halve within 18 months to around £5,500.

And together with new grants, it may mean that the cost of an eco-heat pump could be as low as £1,500 – the price of some boilers.

Replacing a gas boiler with an air source heat pump could save homeowners in a four-bed house £1,300 a year on their heating bills, according to Rated People.

The government wants to install 600,000 heat pumps a year by 2028. Currently, about 30,000 heat pumps are installed each year.

Last year it also announced the sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned by 2030.

Millions of Brits can soon afford to rip out boilers & install eco-heat pumps