What is the ECO scheme?

Since 2013, the ECO scheme (Energy Companies’ Obligation) has been live.

The scheme was set up for the largest energy suppliers to help make British households more energy efficient and support those in society most in need.

What products are available?

The energy efficient products available through the ECO scheme include:

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How does the ECO scheme work?

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme could give you free or subsidised energy-saving home improvements in just a few easy steps.

Here's how it works:

  1. Check your eligibility - it only takes a few minutes to fill out the form to see if you and your home qualifies.

  2. Book a survey - if you’re eligible, you can book a survey with our trusted installer. After this, you’ll find out whether your home is suitable for free or subsidised home improvements and any funding that might be available.

  3. Complete your installation - this usually takes around 1-2 days depending on your property and the work required.

How do I qualify for the ECO scheme?

You could qualify for free home energy improvements under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme based on:

  • Your property type
  • The government benefits you or someone in your home receives

You can see if you qualify under the government's Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme by completing our online application form. If you are and you’d like to progress this application further you can choose whether or not you want us to pass your information to our trusted provider 0800 Repair* who may be able to help you further.

*0800 Repair is a trading name of Pacifica Group Ltd.

(other qualifying criteria applies)

You do not have to be an npower customer to apply for the ECO scheme.

What happens to my data?

By completing the form and submitting your data to us, you agree that it may be transferred to a third party provider for the purpose of processing your information and contacting you to discuss your enquiry further. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this data protection statement.

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97% of our customers think we did a great job*

We’ve helped thousands of people, like John, through the government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme

*97% Based on 1433 interviews with customers who had a boiler, cavity or loft installation from npower between January 2017 and December 2017 as part of the Energy Companies Obligation.

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Save energy ECO schemes

Could you qualify for free home insulation? Simply answer a few questions about your home and find out.

ECO scheme offers

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Free loft insulation 

Unless you have loft insulation, all of your energy could literally be going through the roof. Insulate your loft today and save up to £215 a year.

Free loft insulation

Free cavity wall insulation 

More than a third of all heat lost in uninsulated homes escapes through external walls. Insulate your cavity walls for free and save up to £275 a year.

Free cavity wall insulation

Free boilers 

Understanding the ECO boiler scheme, boiler grants and replacements. We’ve installed thousands of boilers across the UK for eligible customers.

Free boilers