Guide

Use heating and hot water systems efficiently

Boiler efficiency finance and support

Financial support is available to help businesses invest in more energy efficient heating and hot water systems.

Enhanced Capital Allowances

The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme allows businesses to claim 100 per cent first-year tax relief for capital expenditure on heating system items that appear on the Energy Technology List. Read more about ECAs in our guide on first-year allowances for energy saving products.

Green finance

The Carbon Trust offers leases, loans and other financing options for businesses seeking to reduce their energy use. New, more efficient equipment should lower your energy bills and loan payments are calculated so that they can be offset by the anticipated energy savings. Read about finance for energy-saving projects on the Carbon Trust website.

Further information on boiler efficiency

For general advice on heating and hot water systems, you can find a local Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association (HVCA) member on the HVCA website.

The Council of Registered Gas Installers (CORGI) can also advise you about installing efficient and regulation-compliant boilers. You can find a registered gas business in your area by searching the database on the Gas Safe Register website.

For advice on solid fuel heating appliances, fuels and services, you can find solid fuel heating appliances guidance on the Heating Equipment Testing and Approval Scheme (HETAS) website or contact the HETAS Helpline on Tel 0845 634 5626.

You can also find energy efficiency advice on the Carbon Trust website.

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) accredits assessors who can carry out an assessment of your property, helping you save money and cut carbon emissions. You can find out how to get a low-carbon energy assessment on the CIBSE website.