Saving energy = larger bank balance: Nowadays all of us are looking for ways to economise and save money. One easy way which is staring us all in the face is to reduce the amount of energy our homes loose every single day. The vast majority of energy suppliers offer large subsidies or grants to make our homes more energy efficient. In some cases the energy saving measure may even be free to install so it is very worth checking if you qualify. Just ask yourself if you could save £500 per year and it cost you nothing to achieve why wouldn’t you? The value of property in the UK is increasing day by day and one of the ways to maximise this increase is to ensure your property is energy efficient. It is no secret an energy efficient home will demand a much higher selling price than one which isn’t, just ask any high street estate agent. Saving energy in our homes does not need to cost a great deal of money and the rewards are worth having. Some of the ways of saving are listed below and do check if you qualify for financial assistance. Ways to save energy: 1 Insulate your home throughout to reduce loss of heat 2 Insulate your pipes 3 Ensure your boiler is energy efficient 4 Check your hot water tank is working efficiently 5 Use energy efficient light bulbs 6 Check energy efficiency of any new appliances you buy 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.
How is your boiler doing? The long hard winter is drawing to a close and your central heating system did the job of keeping you all warm. With the warmer days coming now could be a very good time to have your boiler serviced and checked ready for later in the year. Heating engineers are far less busy now than they were in the winter months. Should your boiler not be “up to the job” and needs replacing this can be a very expensive project to undertake. It could be you are entitled to a subsidy or even a free boiler if you meet a certain criteria so it’s most certainly worth checking. Free, and heavily subsidised replacement boilers are available via ECO, a Government project which has been set up to assist low income families. The project aims to assist families improve the energy efficiency within their homes and therefore reducing the carbon footprint. If you meet the criteria set out by the Government and your boiler is older than 5 years it is likely you may qualify for a new one free. Boiler grants are non-repayable; this means no monies claimed need to be repaid at any time in the future. There are no complicated terms and conditions and if you qualify the new boiler will be installed along with heating controls. The amount of funding you receive will be determined by the current efficiency of your home, an energy assessment will be carried out free of charge. Need some help? It’s 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 could save you and your family a great deal of money over the long term.
Wising up Consumers in 2015 began to take advantage of the offers the Government and energy companies put in place to assist reducing energy loss in our homes. This year has started in the same vein as homeowners are increasingly investigating just what is on offer. Figures released show that 27% more enquiries have been made in the first 3 months of 2016 than the same period last year. Loft insulation enquiries lead the way, but interestingly boiler replacements are a very close second. The Government will be encouraged by the figures as they wish to promote as much energy saving as they possibly can. The UK Government take a very strong view that it is indeed easier to save energy than it is to build new sources of supply. It seems that all the campaigning is now beginning to have the desired effect. Consumers are looking to improve their homes by saving energy and in turn reducing their carbon footprint. Another benefiting factor that is emerging is that energy efficient homes are worth a great deal more when selling. If you are unsure if you qualify for any assistance just complete the questionnaire below to find out. 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.
Improve your property value Everybody enjoys getting value for money and home owners are no different. With all the talk of stamp duty being linked to the energy efficiency of our homes it seems time to review just how your property measures up. It is a fact nowadays your home will be worth a great deal more if it is energy efficient with a low carbon footprint. Speak to any estate agent and they will tell you it is far easier to achieve a good sale price if the property is energy efficient. When asked an estate agent in Kent said “with property for sale being so short it is still more difficult to sell inefficient energy houses”. “If a good quality energy efficient house comes onto the market the sale price can be some £10,000 higher than the equivalent inefficient house”. “There is no doubt whatsoever energy efficiency these days plays a very big part in selling a house”. If you think about it you get double the value for the money invested, firstly you save annually on energy bills and secondly you improve the value of your house. As you can see this is a win-win situation and one that should not be ignored as we all strive to save money. It is so easy to save money and improve your home and in some cases this can be done free of charge if you are claiming certain benefits. So do spend a little time checking if you qualify for any grants or benefits as this could save a great deal in the long term. How to improve efficiency These are just a few ways to save money and improve the value of your home. 1) Insulate your home as much as possible. 2) Ensure your hot water tank is working efficiently. 3) Check all windows and doors for drafts. 4) Have the central heating system and boiler serviced. 5) Cavity wall insulation if possible. Need some assistance? It is 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 and your family a great deal of money and improve the value of your property.

Reducing our carbon footprint at home

The Government have obligations to reduce our carbon footprint nationwide; this is an ongoing situation which is constantly under review.

We at home can do a great deal to assist and in doing so save ourselves large amounts of hard earned money each year. So it really makes a great deal of sense to sit back and review just what we 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. The majority of energy companies up and down the country have so many free or heavily subsidised energy saving deals available to you.

Common way’s to save and reduce carbon footprint.

Properly insulate your home

  1. Make sure all windows close and are draft free.
  2. Seal any draft from doors.
  3. 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)
  5. Good maintenance will reduce bills significantly.

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)

Water heating

  1. If going away for a day or two always set on vacation mode.
  2. Check the element is working correctly to heat the water.
  3. 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.