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What energy efficiency measures could I be eligible for?

What energy efficiency measures could I be eligible for?

While it’ll save you £££s in the long term, we know that making your home more energy efficient can be costly in the short-term, and not everyone can afford to make the step.

That’s why we’re upgrading the homes of eligible customers across the UK completely free of charge, as part of the government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Scheme, and the Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS).

If you qualify, there are loads of measures you could have installed without spending a penny – such as insulation or an energy-efficient boiler.

ECO Scheme

The ECO Scheme is aimed to support low-income households – reducing fuel poverty and increasing the energy efficiency of homes.

We work with homeowners, private landlords and local authorities to carry out a whole home assessment to determine what measures would save you money on your bills. This can range from:

  • Boilers: Upgrading to an energy-efficient boiler can save you hundreds of £££s across the year. The less energy your boiler wastes, the warmer your home and the more money you save.
  • Heat Pumps: The amount of heat they produce far surpasses the electricity they use, and they last for at least 20 years. Heat Pumps are also cheaper and last much longer than your average gas boiler!
  • Thermostatic Radiator Valves: By allowing you to only heat the rooms you need, new radiator valves that work independent of each other will help you save money, save the environment, and give you more control over how you heat your home.
  • Cavity Wall Insulation: Improving the insulation in your home’s walls can prevent heat loss and help you save money.
  • External Wall Insulation: Homes with solid walls can lose up to twice as much heat as modern cavity walls.
  • Loft Insulation: Heat can also be lost through your roof. Insulating your loft is a simple and effective way to save money.
  • Smart Controls: Having access to temperature controls through your smartphone means you can adjust your heating even when you’re not at home.
  • Solar Panels: Generate your own electricity and reduce your carbon emissions by having solar panels installed.

How do I know if I’m eligible?

There are lots of ways you may be eligible for the ECO Scheme. Firstly, if your household income is under £31k, or if a member of your household has a health condition affected by the cold, you could qualify.

Alternatively, if you are in receipt of certain benefits, you may also be eligible for the ECO scheme. A full list of those can be found here.

Your home also needs to have an Energy Efficiency Rating (EPC) of  D, E, F or G if you’re a homeowner, or E, F or G if you are in social or private rented accommodation.

If you think you meet these criteria, or just want to double check, apply now!

Great British Insulation Scheme

This scheme is very similar to the ECO Scheme, but it focuses solely on upgrading your property’s insulation. This’ll increase energy efficiency by keeping heat inside your home, saving you £££s in the process.

While our engineers can install all types of insulation, GBIS mostly targets Cavity Wall Insulation and Loft Insulation.

How do I know if I’m eligible?

Under the GBIS Scheme, there’ll be two groups with different eligibility criteria – the general group and the low-income eligibility group. To be eligible for the scheme, you’ll need to have an EPC rating of D or below, as well as receiving means-tested benefits, or having a household income of below £31,000.

To apply for the scheme, click here.