ECHO (Emergency Central Heating Offer) is a funded heating scheme that offers emergency assistance to qualifying households to repair or replace broken or condemned gas boilers. Ridgewater Energy help those throughout Dorset to obtain funding where eligible.
Over winter a lack of heating and hot water can have a severe impact on the health and wellbeing of those most affected by the cold.
If you are an owner occupier with a broken gas boiler, you may be eligible for a fully funded (subject to survey) brand new, A rated energy efficient gas boiler replacement. This scheme is not the same as some other part funded schemes as every qualifying household is entitled to the same level of assistance, regardless of the property type for example. So if you have tried in vain previously, please call us as we may be able to assist.
ECHO is provided by AgilityEco and promoted and referred to by it’s working partners, (Ridgewater Energy for Dorset) and is funded by several energy companies through the Warm Home Discount Industry Initiative Scheme. ECHO was launched in 2017 and we have assisted over 200 Dorset residents with a free gas boiler replacement under the scheme.
You may qualify if you have*:
- Pension Guarantee Credit
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- Income Support
- Severe Disablement Allowances
- Universal Credit
- Tax Credits
- Disability Benefits
BCP and Dorset councils have their own list of extended criteria under Eco Flexible Eligibility, depending on which Council area you live in, may include:
- Low income and health condition
- Low income and high heating costs
- In receipt of certain other benefits/allowances
(Oil and LPG boilers do not qualify for ECHO)
*Including related household income thresholds
This list is not comprehensive and can require additional criteria. The criteria is vast and therefore, we always suggest you contact us to check if you qualify.
Call us today to find out if you qualify on: 01202 612726
Ridgewater Energy also manage local and national energy efficiency funding and projects, and our team have 20 years’ experience working with letting agents, management companies, private landlords and tenants.
We work with a network of trusted installers, who can assist with various energy efficiency and heating measures whether funded or on a paid quote basis.
We design, develop and deliver fuel poverty projects, and offer consultancy to Local Authorities