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 again 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 and very uncomfortable. 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 over 45% had not checked the insulation in their loft in the last 3 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.

It really makes sense to ensure you are doing all you can to save money and in turn help the environment. Insulating is just one way you can reduce your monthly expenditure. Have you checked your central heating boiler lately? If not getting it serviced can save a fortune each year. If the boiler is old and inefficient you should consider replacing it as the savings are massive in the long term.

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.

Autumn is beginning to make itself known, and so the challenge to not put the heating on for as long as possible has begun. However, it's also the time of year when a large number of energy tariffs are due to end, which could mean many people are automatically switched onto more expensive options, just as the peak season of energy usage kicks in.

Price rises of up to £409

According to data, 42 dual fuel tariffs are scheduled to end on 30 September, compared with just 18 last September, highlighting a clear annual shift. Unfortunately, this could mean average price rises of up to 53% for customers being switched onto standard tariffs: as an example, Co-operative Energy's Fix for Longer September 2017 tariff has an average annual cost of just £770, yet their standard tariff clocks in at an average of £1,179, a whopping £409 (or 53%) more.

Time to act

Have you checked your loft insulation?

By making sure your loft is insulated correctly you can save 100’s a year and you may well be able to have it upgraded free of charge.

Is your boiler working to maximum efficiency?

Ask yourself when did you last have your boiler serviced? If it was more than 2 years ago get it done now as an inefficient boiler can cost you 100’s extra every year. Are you aware if your boiler is old in certain circumstances you could have it replaced free? Check out on this site to see if you qualify.

By acting just on these two measures you could increase the value of your house by over £8000 on average. Can you afford not to act?

Check if you qualify.

Just complete the questionnaire on this site to see if you qualify for any assistance in making your home more energy efficient this winter.

Reducing carbon means cutting down on your use of basic resources such as gas, electricity and water.

Doing this will save you money, and you'll be making your home more efficient and healthy place to live in.

Sound interesting?

1) The most cost-effective method is to prevent your home from performing like a leaky sieve is to Insulate your roof, but also your walls and floors, as combined they can account for 70% of your heat loss. In some cases, can be installed free! Insulating the roof of a typical detached house could cost up to £395 initially, but could save £300 a year in terms of reduced bills, so the pay-back period is very quick.

2) Draughts account for approximately 19% loss of heat loss. Fitting excluders around doors, windows and letterboxes is a manageable DIY job for all that will achieve impressive results.

3) Now that you've created a warm shell, you can start using energy more efficiently. If your boiler is more than eight years old, you might want to consider upgrading to a more efficient model. Going from a G to an A rated energy efficient model could save you over £350 every year. Again, in some cases this can be fitted free

4) Controlling heat generated effectively is also essential. Fit timer controls to your boiler and thermostatic radiator valves to every radiator, which will allow you to monitor your energy use tightly by having the heating on only where it's required.

Can we help?

There really are huge savings that can be made very easily and in turn save you a lot of money. Check on this sight to see if you qualify for a grant or even free installation it’s quick and easy to do.

Research has revealed that the majority of property buyers in 2017 are willing to pay more for a low carbon footprint home.

According to the findings 70% of prospective buyers this year want to purchase the most environmentally friendly house they can. The hardest hitting statistic is that 80% said they were willing to pay more for a home with a low carbon footprint.

Of the 3000-people questioned the majority said reducing energy bills was a very high priority on their check list when selecting a home. Most prospective buyers are very concerned about rising energy prices and wanted to do everything in their power to minimise this cost on an ongoing basis. Lower energy bills are now ranked surprisingly more important than location and land space. This simply would not have been the case a few years ago.

The survey showed house buyers wanted to see in the prospective new home:

1} Good roof insulation

2} Central heating boiler less than 5 years old

3} Double glazed windows

4} Draft proof doors

Homeowners need to take energy saving as a very important part of the future if they want to achieve a good sale price for their houses. Making the home more energy efficient doesn’t have to cost a fortune, some measures can even be installed free!

Can we help?

It’s so easy to find out if you qualify for a grant or indeed free installation, just select your requirement and click the “see if I qualify or “apply now”. Acting now could save you a great deal of money each month and increase the value of your property.

Our fuel bills seem to be rising month on month with the promise of more to come this winter.

Is this you?

Households spend an average of £1800 on heating bills each year which can be up to 45% more than necessary due to the lack of energy saving measures being implemented in the home.

Many people still believe that their actions do not make a difference, but the statistics are showing that the UK has decreased net CO2 emissions considerably over the last 10 years.

A substantial proportion of the population in the UK would like to reduce their carbon footprint and at the same time save money but they think costs would be prohibitive.

A recent survey showed a massive 58% of households had no idea that some energy saving measure could be installed free of charge if they are receiving certain benefits.

Simple tip to save

In order to maximise heat retention properties can benefit from cavity wall insulation which is subsidised by energy suppliers but can also be installed relatively cheaply. The wall insulation stops heat leaving or entering the cavity wall space therefore helping to reduce the need to switch heating systems on more frequently.

Would this help you?

Check out now to see if you can save £££££’s, it’s easy and very quick just select your requirement and see if you qualify. Action now could save you a great deal of money.