Households can apply for free £6,000 grant from today as cost-of-living crisis continues to bite

Applications for the free Government grant opened earlier today

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Households can apply for a Government grant worth up to £6,000 from today.

The grant is part of a Government scheme that will help people during the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.

The newly-launched boiler upgrade scheme also aims to help people replace their old gas heating with newer systems.

Housholds can apply for a grant of up to £6,000 from today
Housholds can apply for a grant of up to £6,000 from today
The newly-launched boiler upgrade scheme aims to help people replace their old gas heating with newer systems
The newly-launched boiler upgrade scheme aims to help people replace their old gas heating with newer systems

The move intends to reduce people's carbon emissions, attempting to encourage households to choose greener options.

If their application is granted, the money will go towards helping people pay for heat pumps.

Heat pumps are seen as a greener way to heat your home, while it can also help lower your energy bills too.

There are numerous different types of heat pumps, including ground source heat pumps and air source pumps.

Air source pumps are seen as a cheaper option and can cost between £8,000 and £14,000, according to Energy Helpline.

While ground source pumps can cost between £15,000 and £25,000.

Applications for a grant to help pay for the pumps begin today.

Through the scheme, people can get up to £6,000 to help pay for the ground source pump, while people can get £5,000 for an air source one.

If you live in a rural area, people can also get up to £5,000 for a biomass boiler, which uses natural materials to power heating and hot water.