Zanussi turns up heat on new boiler installation. Is it a con?

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The salesman offered me a grant that I don’t think I’m eligible for

I’ve been offered a non-means-tested government grant towards a Zanussi gas boiler installation, but am worried it may be a new take on the double-glazing hard sell. Try as I might, I can’t find out whether it’s genuine or not.

It started with a cold call from what I understood to be the Energy Saving Trust, saying that if I had an old boiler I was entitled to a grant for a new one. Ten minutes later I got a call from Zanussi Boilers saying the grant was part of a government scheme to get all gas boilers energy efficient by 2020. It insisted I qualified even though I work and receive no benefits.

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