ECO scheme

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme is a government backed initiative designed to help households across Scotland, England and Wales to reduce their energy bills and carbon emissions. Planned to help tackle fuel poverty, ECO 1 was introduced in 2013 and we are now moving into the third phase of ECO funding which is anticipated to run for the next five years.

As part of the scheme, the larger energy suppliers have been obligated to partake in the initiative helping qualifying homeowners or private tenants to replace their old inefficient boilers either completely free of charge or heavily subsidised. The scheme is also open to allow qualifying households to receive free insulation.

As an accredited and trusted installer, Union Technical have been working with the major energy suppliers, and to date have assisted thousands of homes across Scotland, England and Wales.

Find out how you could qualify for a free boiler
Finance options

Choosing a new boiler that is right for you can be a difficult decision. That is why our trusted care team will work closely with you to ensure that you are happy with your new boiler and your payment plan.

If you require finance, we can offer a range of flexible and affordable finance options to suit you.

With our finance packages:

  • You will only make a payment once we have installed your new boiler
  • You can spread the cost of your new boiler and its installation over a variety of credit packages, facilitated by our finance partners*
  • You have the option to pay by a method that suits you. We accept cash, credit or debit card and cheque.

*All credit is subject to status, credit checks and affordability assessment. T&C’s apply.

Typical Finance Package

  • Price: £2100
  • Deposit: £210
  • Loan: £1890
  • 9.9% apr
  • Monthly Repayment Costs: £24.44

(Please note finance is subject to status)


By 2018 all landlords will be obligated to improve the energy efficiency standards of any property that is being let. It is set to become illegal to rent out a property with energy efficiency ratings of F or lower.

Under the government’s ECO scheme, your tenants could qualify for a free boiler if they are in receipt of a combination of benefits and the current boiler in the property is inefficient. An a-rated boiler can be installed to help reduce your tenants’ energy bills, ensuring they stay warm during the winter months and improve your housing stock.

View here to see the criteria your tenant needs to fall into to qualify for a new boiler. Your tenant can also apply directly here

Similarly, your tenant may also be entitled to receive free insulation measures in their property. Click here to find out more.

We also offer a range of flexible and affordable finance options to suit your needs should you wish to carry out installing energy efficiency measures in your properties. Whether you have one property or an extensive portfolio, we have the right solution for you.

Call our customer care team today on 0800 0469190 or leave an enquiry and we will get back to you.