Greener landlords

Research has revealed that a great many landlords are looking to increase their property holding values by making them more eco-friendly. According to the findings 35% of the landlords surveyed said this was becoming a priority due to the Governments tax hikes.

Landlords should start taking energy saving as a very important part of the future if they want to achieve a good sale price for their properties. It is so simple to insulate and increase energy efficiency within the property and in some cases can be installed free.

One landlord surveyed in London said “as landlords we have been hit hard of late with the new tax laws taking effect next year”. “One very good thing we can do is to improve our properties carbon footprint and in turn increase their value. “I have done my research and with minimal outlay I can increase on average the property’s value by some £5000-£10000”

These findings go to prove that the Governments greener campaign is having the desired effect. When you consider all the facts and figures it certainly makes sense to be very serious about saving energy.

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.

Boiler replacement surge

Figures just released show more people than ever before are taking advantage of the free replacement boiler scheme. The report shows applications for replacement boilers are 43% higher than this time last year. The public at last are beginning to take advantage of the energy grant schemes as they strive to improve their homes energy efficiency.

By installing a new boiler in your home it is estimated this action will increase its potential sale price by 2.75%.

Energy savings schemes were set up to assist low-income families improve the efficiency of their homes thus reducing the carbon footprint. If you meet the criteria and your boiler is more than 8 years old, you should qualify. Government funding is limited and the benefits criteria are always strictly adhered to.

Under the Government’s Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) scheme, some homeowners and private tenants can get their old, inefficient boilers replaced free of charge or have the cost to replace heavily subsidised.

A new energy saving boiler these days can save you as much as £400 per year so it is worth checking to see if you qualify.

Find out if you qualify

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. Time spent now could save you a great deal of money in the future.

Insulation and boilers:

The big energy companies are giving lots of freebies to those receiving certain benefits, from new boilers to insulation. This is all due to the Governments energy efficiency obligations to certain groups of people, every single year thousands of benefits go unclaimed. The cost of a new boiler varies, but a typical gas boiler replacement will cost around £3000, so this is a fantastic freebie if you are entitled. Boilers are one of the biggest contributors to your energy bills – the more efficient your boiler, the more heat it produces from each gas unit. Depending on its age, a shiny new efficient one could save you between £200 and £450 a year. Insulating your loft area can save hundreds of pounds on your heating bills and again free installations goes unclaimed. If your loft is not insulated you will be wasting between £200 and £400 per year. If you add up all the savings that could be made just ask yourself if you can afford not to investigate how much you can save and even claim free? Also what is very important to remember is that an energy efficient home will always demand a higher sale price. On average across the country estate agents say a fully insulated house will command at least £8000 extra on selling.

Check now to see if you qualify:

It’s easy to see if you qualify, just select the upgrade you are looking for and then click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now” buttons. This action could well save you a great deal of money over the long term.

Are you ready for the cold weather?

As temperatures begin to drop the energy bills will start to rise alarmingly, heating costs now start to burn a hole in the annual budget. A recent survey taken from the majority of Western Europe shows the British spend the least amount per year on energy saving in the home. The survey highlights from the colder Countries such as Austria, Sweden and Finland that the most money is invested into insulating the loft area. There is a lesson to be learnt from Countries who traditionally have much colder winters than we do here in the UK. Insulating your loft correctly can save you up to a massive £325 per year and it is so very easy to do. When was the last time you checked your loft insulation? Are you aware that if you are claiming certain benefits you could have the insulation installed free of charge by professionals? There are so many different types of materials that can be used, it is vitally important that the correct one is selected to suit your home thus maximising savings. So if you decide to insulate your loft always seek advice from a professional as it could save you a great deal of money over the long term. A fully insulated house these days can command a much higher selling price so it makes sense to ensure your home is as energy efficient as possible.

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.

Our carbon footprint

The Government have obligations to reduce our carbon footprint nationwide; this is an ongoing situation which is constantly under review and will be for many years to come. In our homes we can do a great deal to assist and in doing so save ourselves huge amounts of hard earned money each year. So it really makes a great deal of sense to review just what we could do to assist and save money at the same time. A lot of these measures can be done free of charge if you qualify for certain benefits so check out just what you are entitled to. The majority of energy companies up and down the country have so many free or heavily subsidised energy saving deals available to you. Easy way’s to save and reduce your carbon footprint.

Properly insulate your home

1) Make sure all windows close properly and are draft free. 2) Seal any draft from doors. 3) Have your insulation checked by a professional.

Maintain your central heating system

1) Have systems cleaned and serviced on a regular basis. 2) Heat the house gradually. 3) Consider renewing boiler if old or inefficient.

Lighting in the house

1) Ensure all lights are turned off if not required 2) Change bulbs for new energy saving type (Large annual cost saving) By implementing some of the above measures you could reduce your carbon footprint and save a great deal of money. If you were to implement just a few of the above the savings could amount to 100’s every year, can you afford not to?

Like some help?

It is so easy to find out if you qualify for any subsidies or even free installation, just select your requirement and click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now” buttons. Time invested now could save you and your family a fortune in the coming years