When the government rolled out its scheme for Boiler Scrappage, we all thought: that’s a good idea. Then when the large companies followed suit, because they saw that it was a winner, we hardly considered it a bad thing.
Many of the power companies offered an extra £400 on top of the government’s £400,
But sometimes when they give with the right hand, they take with the left. I’ve been reading more and more stories in the press about dissatisfaction with some elements of these schemes.
When you dig a bit further though, it seems unfair to tar everyone with the same brush.
The problems seems that some of the companies’ are quoting very different prices for boilers than independent engineers have estimated the same boilers.
Not every company is playing this unfair game, so watch out when you’re looking to save yourself a couple of pennies this winter. Check around there are more than enough energy suppliers playing a fair game to stay clear of those that want to line their own pockets.