Energy companies up and down the country are reporting increased levels of claims as homeowners get the message. With gas and electricity prices rising at alarming rates it’s little wonder the home owning public are keen to act.

Reducing our carbon footprint

The Government and energy providers have obligations to reduce our carbon footprint nationwide; this is an ongoing situation which is constantly under review and is not going to go away.

We at home can do a lot to assist and in doing so save ourselves a great deal of money each year. Plus, in doing so you will increase the value of your property. So, it really makes a great deal of sense to investigate just what you could do to help and save 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 on this site.

The most common ways to save and reduce your carbon footprint.

Insulate your home

1) Make sure all windows close and are draft free.

2) Have your insulation check by a professional.

Maintain heating or cooling system

1) Have systems clean and serviced on a regular basis.

2) Keep thermostat at comfortable level.

3) Heat the house gradually.

4) Consider renewing boiler if old or inefficient (Can be done free)

Water heating

1) If going away for a day or two always set on vacation mode.

2) Check the element is not furred up with calc.

By implementing some of the above measures you could reduce your carbon footprint and save a great deal of money each year.

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.

Shock news that British Gas will hike electricity charges next month is part of a wider assault on the nation’s hard-pressed wallets. Britons are under sustained attack from the taxman, banks, insurers and holiday companies as rip-off Britain returns with a vengeance.

But the good news is that with a little planning you could save yourself hundreds or even thousands a year.

Now is the time to do a complete check on your homes energy efficiency, failure to do this could result in you paying out far more than you need to. Just ask yourself, when was the last time you checked your loft’s insulation?

Did you know that both your energy supplier and the Government will give you financial assistance to make your home more energy efficient? Well they will if you meet certain criteria that you can check out on this site.

There has never been a better time to see what you are entitled to. The 12.5% British Gas charge hike is almost five times consumer price inflation at 2.6% and will cost millions of customers £76 a year each on average.

Time to check

1) Insulation in the home.

2) Your central heating boilers efficiency.

3) Windows and doors.

4) Your energy supplier’s charges

5) Hot water tanks efficiency

Always remember if your home is energy efficient it will be worth considerably more should you wish to sell it.

Can we help?

Check on this site to see what you may be entitled to, or contact us and one of our advisers will be happy to assist.

Very few people know that free or heavily subsidised boilers are available to install if you meet a certain criteria. This scheme was set up to help those on lower incomes who have old inefficient boilers replace them free of charge. The Government and Energy suppliers alike want all households to have clean efficient central heating boilers to reduce emissions and in turn reduce our carbon footprint.

The new generation boilers are so much more energy efficient that they not only heat better but cost far less to run.

If you meet the benefits related criteria and your current boiler is over 8 years old it is likely you will qualify, it’s simple as that.

Another very big positive is if your boiler is of the new generation your properties value will increase, just ask any estate agent!

If you qualify you can arrange a survey of your current situation with an approved fitter and all will be done within set timescales. The deal will also likely include new temperature controls which will also save you a great deal in energy costs.

The amount of funding you will receive will depend on the current efficiency of your home, energy assessments are carried out free of charge.

Boiler grants are non-repayable this means no money is non-refundable at any time giving you peace of mind.

Need some help?

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

Many of the large energy suppliers in the UK recently commissioned a survey to be taken of households and how important they saw insulation within their house.

Of those surveyed 68% said they have insulation in their homes and are aware of its importance. The remaining 32% either weren’t sure whether they had insulation or had none.

The survey also asked whether people were aware of the financial offers that are available from energy companies to help with insulation. Over 50% said they had no idea of any such offers but would be very interested to find out more.

Energy companies all over the country are very keen to keep your house energy efficient and in turn saving you a great deal of money. By doing this the energy company will be reducing your carbon footprint which is a very sensitive issue. It’s not only insulation the energy companies could help you with, so a little research now could save you a lot of money in the future.

Also, it is very important to keep in mind that an environmentally friendly property can be worth 5% more than one that isn’t. So, can you afford not to act?

If your house is correctly insulated you could save an average £350 per year which is even better if it was free!

Need some help?

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

Energy prices continue to rise year on year and over the last 8 years they have increased by a staggering 56% in real terms.

Many households now spend over £125 per month just on electricity alone which is causing the average family great financial concern.

There are many ways you can reduce the amount you spend each month and some are very simple.

FACT - you could qualify for some of these energy saving ideas to be installed free of charge if you claim certain benefits. So, if you are looking for ways to economise it is very worthwhile checking out just what you are entitled to.

Some ways to save money:

- Fit energy efficient light bulbs

- Ensure your home is correctly insulated

- Raise the temperature in the home slowly

- Use the sun’s rays by not closing the curtains

- Ensure you have an energy efficient boiler

- Make sure the heating pump is working correctly

- Check all refrigeration door seals

- Keep your freezer full

These are just a few ways you can save money around the house which are quick and easy. Now check out if you are entitled to any financial benefits on this site especially the ones highlighted in the list.

Need some help?

It is so 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 spent now could save you a great deal of money in the future.