The Brexit Effect - None as yet, but get in quick... Has last weeks vote for the UK to leave the EU had any impact upon the availability of grants for energy efficiency measures? None so far. There is still funding for cavity wall insulation, loft insulation, boiler replacement and many other energy efficiency incentives. As with many other matters concerning the economy though, there is uncertainty as to what the future will hold with respect to these grants. The advice to all householders who are seeking funding/grants for any of the currently available schemes is to apply as soon as possible. If you apply soon then you are more likely not to miss out should there be a change of policy at a later date. With the current confusion across the entire political spectrum it is impossible to predict what will happen and as with many other things there are conflicting rumours as to what any changes may encompass. Applying now will dramatically increase your chances of getting one of the grants as they stand now. There are currently grants for 100% Free Cavity Wall Insulation, Loft Insulation and boiler replacement, grants for External Wall/Solid Wall Insulation as well as Renewable Heat Incentive payments for measures such ass heat pumps, biomass heating, solar water heating and solar PV.
Are you a qualifier? There are many grants amounting to millions of pounds each year that go unclaimed due to homeowners not being aware of what is available. The majority of the unclaimed benefits are for the elderly, disabled or those on lower level incomes. Are you one of the thousands of people in the UK not claiming your entitlement to make your home more energy efficient? In this day and age families just simply cannot afford to waste money and one very simple way to do this is take advantage of what energy savings are on offer. The savings a household can make are significant if the home is properly insulated and has a boiler running efficiently. On average the savings can amount to as much as £750 per year, so ask yourselves can you afford not to look into this? Most major energy supplier’s offer grants to help you implement energy saving measures within your home, these can easily be found just check below. A recent survey showed that the average household with 2 children spent in excess of £116 per month on electricity alone. It really does make sense to check out if you qualify or can benefit from any grants available, just follow the instructions below and you may have a very pleasant surprise. 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.
Householders are being asked to complete a survey that aims to gather information on their homes, energy ratings and energy bills. The aim of the project is to find ways to move away from current estimates of energy costs in the mortgage lending process and towards more detailed affordability calculations based on the individual property. The data gathered will be used to create more accurate information on energy costs and affordability that feeds into the mortgage lending process. Such detailed data could mean that lenders can take into account smaller fuel costs allowing more to be borrowed on the mortgage. This might also encourage buyers towards more efficient buildings and potentially reflect the added value of such properties. There are so many reasons nowadays for your home to be energy efficient and in turn save or even make you money. The great thing is most of the energy saving measures can be installed in your home under a grant or even free in some cases, just check out what you may be entitled to. Benefits of an energy efficient home: 1) Save money on fuel costs 2) Increase the value of the property 3) Reduce your carbon footprint 4) More comfort in both winter and summer Need some help? It’s easy to find out if you qualify just select the upgrade you require and the click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now”. Taking action now could make and save you a great deal of money in the coming years.
Taking advantage Homeowners this year are showing positive signs of taking advantage of the offers the Government and energy companies have put in place to assist reducing energy loss in our homes. Figures released by three of the main energy suppliers show that 41% more enquiries have been made in the first 4 months of 2016 than the same period last year. What is significantly different to last year is that boiler replacement enquiries are neck and neck with loft insulation requests. Energy companies and the Government will be encouraged by the figures as they wish to promote as much energy saving as they possibly can. Both the Government and energy companies take a very strong view that it is indeed easier to save energy than it is to build new sources of supply. It would seem consumers are getting switched on to saving money and in turn reducing their carbon footprint. With all the press lately reporting how an energy efficient house increases its value significantly its little wonder homeowners are beginning to act. Now is a very good time to check as there are many really helpful cash incentives available to assist you. Just think if you can save money and have the work done free of charge what’s to loose, plus you will be reducing your carbon footprint. 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.
Increased value House prices in the UK continue to rise year on year, what is certain eco-friendly homes fetch a far higher price than homes that are not. Research has revealed that the vast majority of property buyers are willing to pay more for an eco-friendly home. The findings challenge the long held belief that consumer demand for greener living is limited. Estate agencies up and down the country are reporting buyers are asking more questions about the energy efficiency of the house they are viewing. One agent in Suffolk said “buyers now want to know far more about the house they are viewing and what measures have been taken towards energy efficiency”. “This is so different to 5 years ago when only a few buyers questioned the houses carbon footprint”. “These days a good energy efficient home can demand as much as £20,000 more than one that isn’t”. According to recent research 70% of prospective purchasers want to buy the most environmentally friendly house they can. Energy saving is now very high on the list of priorities for most prospective buyers as saving money on heating is seen as vital. If you own a property some very easy and affordable measures could be taken to increase your homes energy efficiency and in turn increase its value considerably. Homeowners should start taking energy saving as a very important part of the future if they want to achieve a good sale price for their homes. It is so simple to insulate and increase energy efficiency within the home and in some cases can be installed free if receiving certain benefits. Can we help? It’s very 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 thousands in the future and at the same time increase the value of your home.