Nest scheme Wales

If you need a new boiler and you’re worried about your finances, it’s a headache you don’t want. But thankfully it’s one you can avoid with the Nest scheme, available to our customers in Wales.

What is the Nest scheme?

Nest is a scheme created by the Welsh Government aimed to improve the energy efficiency of homes and assist households in accessing benefits and managing their energy bills.

So how can Nest help?

Nest was created so everyone can enjoy a warm home and it provides incentives and benefits to achieve this. It’s part of the Welsh Government Warm Homes programme, and offers free, impartial advice which can help you change the way you use your energy and lower your energy bills. You may also be able to get free home energy efficiency improvements, such as a new boiler or insulation.

Am I eligible for free energy efficiency improvements?

There are certain criteria for you to meet in order to get these improvements. These depend if:

  • You own your home or rent (from a private landlord)
  • Your home costs too much to heat and is energy inefficient
  • You or someone in the home is on a means tested benefit, has a chronic health condition, and is on a low income

Of course, these are just some of the criteria. When you speak to one of the advisers, you’ll be able to go through things in more detail.

What if I’m not eligible for Nest?

If you don’t qualify for the free energy efficiency improvements, don’t fret. Nest will still be able to give you advice on how you can save energy, manage your budgets and tell you more about better tariffs and benefits you could apply for.

And of course, we’re here for you too. We have a range of energy efficient boilers that start from £35 a month and come with three years’ interest-free credit and our exclusive British Gas 5-year warranty. And if you’re a HomeCare customer, you’ll get an extra £200 off. Find out more about our boilers and how you’ll be able to keep yourself warm for less.

How to apply for Nest Wales

In order to apply for Nest, you need to call their Freephone 0808 808 2244 or complete the call back form available on the Welsh Government website.

Advice and tips to help you save

Sometimes just knowing how to do things differently can help you cut down on energy usage. Did you know that drying your laundry on the radiator actually makes your boiler work harder? Or that putting a timer on your bathroom extractor fan will stop wasting energy. Read our energy saving tips for your home and you’ll learn some impressive new tips to cut down on your energy usage.

And remember, if you ever need guidance or advice, we’re here to help.