Free boilers and insulation


The majority of big energy suppliers are offering free new boilers and insulation if you are on certain benefits. The cost of a new boiler varies due to size and location of the installation, but the average bill will be around £2350 so as you can see it is a very valuable offer indeed.

Boilers are one of the largest contributors to your ever increasing energy bills, it is vital to have an efficient boiler to help control these costs. It is a proven fact a new energy efficient boiler can save you between £130 and £350 per year which is very worthwhile especially if it is free.

Good cavity wall insulation can also slice your bill by a further £100 to £275 per year. Have you checked your loft insulation lately? Well if not you should do as fitting 270mm insulation could again make huge annual savings of around £300. As you can see from the figures all these added up could save you a great deal of money at very little or no cost at all.

At this current point in time there are some really helpful cash contributions available to help certain people on benefits. It really could be worth your while to take a little time to find out if you qualify. One lady recently commented “I had no idea I would qualify but I did and got a brand new boiler installed completely free of charge”.

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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.

Get ready for the winter


Professionally fitted loft insulation will keep you and your family warmer plus it will also save you on average £300 per year on your central heating bill. The really good thing is you may be able to have it installed free of charge if you are claiming certain benefits.

There are many types of insulation available and it is very important to select the correct product to suit your house, a professional installer will be able to point you in the right direction. Choosing the incorrect product could end up costing you money so we always recommend seeking professional advice.

How does it work?
Loft insulation works by creating a barrier to the hot air which is rising from the lower levels of your home. We all know that hot air rises and therefore will easily escape through your loft and roof if it is not properly insulated. The air pockets in the insulation trap the heat and stop it escaping into the atmosphere thus keeping the house much warmer.
It is recommended to fit at least 270mm thick insulation into the loft area but as we said before the professional will advise you as to the best choice for you.

Benefits

  • Smaller heating bills
  • House warmer in winter and cooler in the summer
  • Less carbon thus saving the environment
  • Less problems with condensation
  • Reduced noise levels
  • Increase the value of your house

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.

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Energy grants can they assist you?

The average household across the UK could be losing hundreds of pounds each year due to poor energy efficiency.  With the price of Gas and Electricity so high and the strong possibility of large rises on the horizon can you afford to ignore poor insulation in your home?

If you want to save energy in your home there are a range of energy grants and offers to help you achieve better efficiency.  These grants and offers will help you cover the initial outlay involved to install many different types of energy efficient features. 

These grants used to be funded by the government backed scheme called Carbon Emissions Reduction Target but this halted in 2012 and has been replaced by the GREEN DEAL.

The GREEN DEAL offers very cost effective loans for installing energy efficient measures, but also has an element of a grant included called the Energy Company Obligation.

How is the GREEN DEAL different?

In the past insulation has been available free or very heavily discounted through various schemes. The most recent free scheme stopped in 2012, having said that some energy companies still have offers currently available.

The GREEN DEAL differs significantly from the old energy schemes as you may be involved taking out a reduced cost loan to help pay for the energy efficient measures you decide to install. The loan is paid back via your electricity bill and is attached to your supply and not you as an individual. One benefit this offers is that if you move house the loan is passed onto the new owners.

Like to know more?

If we can assist you with your next move towards reducing your energy bills please contact one of our expert advisers. 

Home owners are to be offered up to £5,600 each to install new boilers, insulation or double glazing, under the latest Government cash giveaway for energy efficiency work.

Up to £30m of funding will be made available from Wednesday through the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, enabling households to claim some or all of the costs of home improvements at taxpayer expense. [More...]

The GDHIF is a government designed incentive, which was launched in June 2014 and aims to improve the energy efficiency of British homes. Under its previous iteration homes could apply for up to £7,600 worth of cash back and incentives, when installing energy efficient improvements. The latter included double glazing, new more efficient boilers and solid wall insulation.

Anyone interested in applying to the scheme had to have a Green Deal Assessment carried out, or have a recent Energy Performance Certificate for their home. All work had to be undertaken by a Green Deal Assessor.[More...]