The Government support for energy efficiency has been reduced of late

This said, your local energy supplier along with the Government still have many great money and energy saving deals available to the majority of households.

If you are a landlord, making your buy-to-let more energy efficient is a very good way to keep your tenants happy and very importantly increase the overall value of your property. As all landlords will know, profitability is hard in the buy-to-let sector so making every opportunity count is vital.

Recently estate agents have been reporting in numbers that an energy efficient house is worth a great deal more on re-sale value than one that isn’t.

There is assistance available for the landlord and it is well worth researching just what you can claim as they say ”nothing ventured nothing gained”.

A home’s energy efficiency is measured from A to G depending on what improvements are needed. From 2018 all rented homes will need to have a minimum grade of E before any letting is allowed. Landlords could be fined or even banned from letting if they fail to comply.

This year has seen tenants given the right to ask their landlord for consent to carry out energy efficient improvements, with the landlord only able to refuse if the request is “unreasonable”.

Let’s be honest an energy efficient property is cheaper to run and reduces any carbon footprint so any improvement has to make sense.

As a landlord before you begin paying out for any greener measures check and see if any grants or cash incentives are available to assist you.

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It is easy to find out if you qualify for a grant or even free installation select your requirement and just click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now”. This action could save you a great deal of money over the coming years.

Everybody is complaining bills are rising faster than any wage increases and it is harder to make “ends meet” each month. This is most certainly nothing new to the average household across the UK.

If all the experts are to be believed the winter ahead is going to be harder than normal as the Brexit talks continue and the pound remains on the weak side. The pound remaining weak means imported fuel will cost a lot more and of course this is as always passed onto the consumer.

So, is it time for you to act and save money?

One very easy and cost-effective way is to ensure your property is energy efficient, by reducing your carbon foot print you could save hundreds of pounds per year. As an added bonus by taking these measures your properties value will increase significantly. According to recent research 75% of prospective purchasers want to buy the most environmentally friendly property they can. Energy saving is a high priority when choosing a new home and buyers are prepared to pay more for long term energy efficiency.

Ask yourself can you afford not to act?

What’s on offer?

Many energy saving measures are available and some can be installed free of charge if you are in receipt of certain benefits. Most popular are:

1) Roof Insulation

2) Boiler replacement

3) Cavity wall insulation

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It’s so easy to find out if you qualify just select the upgrade you are looking at and then click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now”. This action really could save you and your family a great deal of money over the long term.

Word is boiler grants could be about to change in a big way, so if your boiler is old and in efficient now is the time to act.

Most old gas and oil burning boilers are regular types which use a separate hot water cylinder to store hot water, rather than providing it directly from the working boiler. When your old boiler is replaced with a new generation boiler you have choices. You can maintain your hot water cylinder or have a combi that has no need for the cylinder.

Boilers account for more 50% of what we spend on our energy bills, so it is essential the boiler you have is efficient.

It may well be summer time plus we are currently in a heatwave but there is no time like the present to get your boiler checked. Acting now could save you many hundreds of pounds in the future and with fuel prices rising all the time this could have a very significant effect on the family budget.

Modern day boilers are more efficient for several reasons, but the main advantage is that they are all condensing and this makes a substantial difference on economy. All well maintained and serviced boilers burn their fuel very effectively, but they inevitably lose some heat in the hot gases which escape up the flue. A condensing boiler has a larger heat exchanger so it recovers more heat sending cooler gases out through the flue.

Water heating

A regular boiler is more efficient than a combi at producing hot water in the first place, but then some heat is lost from the hot water cylinder. If you look at both methods they will save you a great deal of money over the years to come, but the consensus is that a combi may well save you more.

Need some help?

It is easy to find out if you qualify for a grant or even free installation select your requirement and just click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now”. This action could save you a great deal of money over the long term.

More homeowners in 2017 are taking take advantage of the offers the Government and energy companies put in place to assist reducing energy loss in our homes. This year has seen record levels of applications, homeowners are starting to reap the rewards of the energy saving initiative which is being pushed hard by the Government. Figures released show that 38.5% more enquiries have been made in the first 5 months of 2017 than the same period last year.

It would seem that all the campaigning is now beginning to have the desired effect. Consumers are looking to improve their homes by saving energy and in turn reducing their carbon footprint. One other major factor that the consumer seems to have latched onto is having the upgrades is increasing the value of their property significantly.

Loft insulation enquiries lead the way but central heating boiler replacements are a very close second.

The Government and energy suppliers take a very strong view that it is indeed easier to save energy than it is to build new sources of supply.

Just think, if you can save money and have the work done free of charge what’s to lose, plus you will be reducing your carbon footprint and increasing the value of your property.

Need some help?

It’s so easy to find out if you qualify just select the upgrade you are looking at and then click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now”. This action really could save you and your family a great deal of money over the long term.

Could you be losing £8000?

The value of property in the UK is increasing day by day but has slowed in recent months due to the Brexit situation. One of the ways to maximise any increases is to ensure your property highly energy efficient. It is a fact that an energy efficient house is worth thousands more than a home with little or no efficiency. Recent figures show the average cost of an energy efficient property is just under £8000 more than an inefficient one. Just ask yourself if you are selling can you afford to lose this amount?

The majority of homeowners and tenants are always looking for ways to economise and save as much as they can as the cost of living continues to rise rapidly. One of the biggest ways of saving money seems to be ignored by the home owners and landlords alike.

Did you know a large number of energy supply companies offer large subsidies or grants to make our homes more energy efficient?

Homeowners/Tenants simply just do not take advantage of the generous subsidies that are on offer. In some cases, the energy saving measure may even be free so it is worth checking to see if you qualify and in turn increasing the value of your property.

Estate agents around the Country will tell you energy efficient homes attract much higher prices, this is becoming more so as buyers look for property efficiency.

3 easy ways to increase your properties value

1 Insulate your home to reduce loss of heat

2 Check your boiler is working efficiently

3 Check all your windows are efficient and draft free

Need some help?

It is easy to find out if you qualify for a grant or even free installation select your requirement and just click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now”. This action could save you a great deal of money over the long term.