Renewable Force Ltd

Energy that doesn't cost the Earth

  • Financial Incentives

Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) is a government financial incentive to support the decarbonisation of heating in buildings. Acting on behalf of property owners, we can apply for:
• £7,500 off the cost and installation of an air source heat pump
• £7,500 off the cost and installation of a ground source heat pump, including water source heat pumps
• £450 million of grant funding is available over three years from 2022 to 2025.


To be eligible for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, your property will need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The EPC is the proof that your property is assessed as a domestic ‘dwelling’, and it gives information about a property’s energy use, plus recommendations on how to reduce energy and save money. The EPC must not have any recommendations to install loft or cavity wall insulation.
An EPC is required every time you buy, sell or rent a property. Your EPC must be less than 24 months old at the date of your application.


Your property needs to meet requirements of loft insulation if you have a loft, and cavity wall insulation if your walls are not solid. This is because heat pumps perform better in insulated buildings, so there will be a lower heat demand and as a result the system will be more efficient. Some buildings, for example listed buildings, can be exempt from this requirement.


Your renewable heating system must be certified under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). It must be installed by a certified MCS installer. Renewable Force is a MCS certified installer and we only install MCS certified Heat Pumps.

Approved Installer MCS Approved


We apply for £7,500 grant on your behalf and receive a 3 or 6 month valid voucher. This is redeemed against the cost of the work, and then we receive payment from Ofgem.

Low running cost

Heat pumps provide running cost savings over fossil fuelled heating systems and future proof the system against future energy increases.

Unlike gas and oil based systems, heat pumps require no flue cleaning or replacement of elements that have degraded because of high system temperatures.

Heat pumps have a reasonable life expectancy of 25 years, typically twice that of a boiler, the investment costs can be recovered over a longer period meaning the ownership costs over the working life of the system are demonstrably lower.