Keeping warm

There’s no getting around it, we live in a cold climate and keeping your home warm costs a great deal of money. The department of energy predicts that prices for natural gas and electricity will rise later this year.

We can all turn the dial on the thermostat down or wear thicker clothing indoors to save money but this is difficult to do. One sure way to save on energy costs is to ensure your loft is insulated correctly.

A recent survey of householders in the north of the country revealed that 43% had not checked the insulation in their loft in the last 5 years. The survey pointed out the savings that could be made at little or no cost to the homeowner over the next 5 years, asked again if they were going to check and the emphatic answer was yes!

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to keep warm in your house is to insulate the loft area. If you are on certain allowances this can be installed free of charge, just check below to see if you qualify. Many energy suppliers up and down the country have really good offers to assist you and your family to keep warmer at a much reduced cost.

It really makes sense to ensure you are doing all you can to save money and in turn help the environment. Energy suppliers are also very keen to assist you so take a little time out to see just what a difference you can make.

Find out more?

It is so easy to find out if you qualify for a grant or even free assistance with making your home more energy efficient. Just select your requirement and click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now” button. A little time spent now could save you a great deal of money in the future.

Can you claim?

Energy saving is one of the main grant giving areas due to the environment and the importance the Government places on it. If you think about this it does make sense to save on fuel usage as much as possible, thus saving on the huge amounts it would cost to build new energy sources.

 

The majority of households around the country are completely unaware a grant or assistance may be available to make their home more energy efficient. A recent survey clearly shows homeowners do not take advantage of the local energy suppliers offers. When questioned if you could save as much as £750 per year would you do more research, a clear answer came back yes!

 

One retired homeowner said “I contact my energy supplier to find out what was available, they were most helpful and I was shocked to discover what was on offer to me”. “I had a new boiler installed almost free of charge, just 3 weeks after talking them”.

 

Some of the benefits of taking action

Increased property value

Much reduced heating bills

Reduced noise levels

Reduced carbon footprint

 

Find out more?

It is so easy to find out if you qualify for a grant or even free assistance with making your home more energy efficient. Select your requirement and just click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now” button. A little time spent now could save you a lot of money now and in the future.

 

 

 

Energy saving will increase property value

These days we are all looking for ways to economise and save as much as we can as the cost of living continues to rise. One of the biggest ways of saving money seems to be ignored by the majority of home owners and landlords alike.

A large number of energy supply companies offer large subsidies or grants to make our homes more energy efficient. The majority of homeowners 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.

The value of property in the UK is increasing day by day and one of the ways to maximise this increase is to ensure your property energy efficient. It is a fact that an energy efficient house is worth thousands more than a home with little or no efficiency.

Estate agents will tell you energy efficient homes attract much higher prices and this is becoming more evident by the day. One estate agent in Kent commented “The demand for energy efficient properties is increasing every day and we believe this will continue to be the case in the future”.

Top 5 tips to increase the value of your property

1                 Insulate your home to reduce loss of heat

2                 Check your boiler is working efficiently

3                 Insulate your pipes

4                 Check your hot water tank is working efficiently

5                 Check all you 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.

 

Which insulation is for you?

Christmas is over and the weather is getting colder, this is the time of year everybody wants to save money. One easy way is to ensure your home is correctly insulated, people waste hundreds of pounds a year by have inefficiently insulated lofts. A very small investment now could well save a great deal of money in the future. In some cases if you are receiving certain benefits this can all be done free of charge, just check to see if you qualify.

Below are some of the most popular insulating materials to help you select the one that is most suitable for you.

Blanket Insulation

The most common type of insulation which is used in the home is blanket insulation which usually comes in rolls with a foil backing. The material normally used is glass wool which is made from recycled bottles which gives the material a good environmental rating. Glass wool insulation is one of the easiest materials to install and is the most cost effective.

Rock mineral wool insulation

A more solid material than glass wool so is suitable for situations where the material may be compressed. Mineral wool can be obtained in rolls and comes in varying thicknesses and widths. Rock mineral wool is a very effective fire safety measure as it is resilient to heat and fire.

Sheet loft insulation

Comes in sheets and is usually used to insulate the sloping side of the roof inside a loft. This type of insulation can be more expensive and is energy intensive to manufacture but has a high insulation value.

Sprayed foam

Is also a common insulation and works in a similar way with liquid foam being poured or injected into place into wall cavities making it very versatile. Sprayed in foam is installed using a foaming agent and will expand and become solid as the mixture cures. Slow curing foams are available which will flow around any obstructions inside the wall cavity before hardening.

Need some help?

It is very easy to find out if you qualify for a grant or even free installation, just select your requirement and click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now” buttons. A little time spend now could save you a great deal in the future.

 

 

Which insulation is for you?

Christmas is over and the weather is getting colder, this is the time of year everybody wants to save money. One easy way is to ensure your home is correctly insulated, people waste hundreds of pounds a year by have inefficiently insulated lofts. A very small investment now could well save a great deal of money in the future. In some cases if you are receiving certain benefits this can all be done free of charge, just check to see if you qualify.

Below are some of the most popular insulating materials to help you select the one that is most suitable for you.

Blanket Insulation

The most common type of insulation which is used in the home is blanket insulation which usually comes in rolls with a foil backing. The material normally used is glass wool which is made from recycled bottles which gives the material a good environmental rating. Glass wool insulation is one of the easiest materials to install and is the most cost effective.

Rock mineral wool insulation

A more solid material than glass wool so is suitable for situations where the material may be compressed. Mineral wool can be obtained in rolls and comes in varying thicknesses and widths. Rock mineral wool is a very effective fire safety measure as it is resilient to heat and fire.

Sheet loft insulation

Comes in sheets and is usually used to insulate the sloping side of the roof inside a loft. This type of insulation can be more expensive and is energy intensive to manufacture but has a high insulation value.

Sprayed foam

Is also a common insulation and works in a similar way with liquid foam being poured or injected into place into wall cavities making it very versatile. Sprayed in foam is installed using a foaming agent and will expand and become solid as the mixture cures. Slow curing foams are available which will flow around any obstructions inside the wall cavity before hardening.

Need some help?

It is very easy to find out if you qualify for a grant or even free installation, just select your requirement and click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now” buttons. A little time spend now could save you a great deal in the future.