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Thousands are now eligible for home energy upgrades under government ECO4 scheme

The Government’s ECO4 scheme is funded by energy suppliers and regulated by Ofgem.

  • Stage 4 of The Energy Company Obligation scheme entitles low-income houses to free upgrades to their homes
  • The aim of the scheme is to reduce bills for the homes and decrease their carbon footprint

The fourth stage of The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme is now underway, meaning thousands of homeowners and tenants in the UK can claim free energy-efficiency upgrades for their homes.

The scheme’s main objective is to improve the energy efficiency of low-income and vulnerable households, decreasing the energy bills for those living there and reducing the carbon footprint of the property.

Those who own or rent a property that is heated with electricity and have a household income under £30,000 are likely to be eligible for the scheme, which entitles eligible homes to new boilers, insulation, solar panels and air source heat pumps.

Am I eligible?

To find out if you’re eligible for free energy-efficiency upgrades to your home, complete the short quiz below. is an independent platform and information service that aims to provide you with the tools you need to make smarter financial decisions. While we are independent, the offers that appear on this site are provided by companies from which receives compensation, though we never advertise or promote services or companies that we do not ethically support.

You may be eligible if:

  • Your total household income is below £30,000
  • You received some kind of government benefits this year
  • Your property has an Energy Efficiency Certificate of E, F or G
Am I Eligible?