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Energy saving is one of the main grant giving areas due to the environment and the importance the Government places on it. If you think about this it does make sense to save on fuel usage as much as possible, thus saving on the huge amounts it would cost to build new energy sources.

 

The majority of households around the country are completely unaware a grant or assistance may be available to make their home more energy efficient. A recent survey clearly shows homeowners do not take advantage of the local energy suppliers offers. When questioned if you could save as much as £750 per year would you do more research, a clear answer came back yes!

 

One retired homeowner said “I contact my energy supplier to find out what was available, they were most helpful and I was shocked to discover what was on offer to me”. “I had a new boiler installed almost free of charge, just 3 weeks after talking them”.

 

Some of the benefits of taking action

Increased property value

Much reduced heating bills

Reduced noise levels

Reduced carbon footprint

 

Find out more?

It is so easy to find out if you qualify for a grant or even free assistance with making your home more energy efficient. Select your requirement and just click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now” button. A little time spent now could save you a lot of money now and in the future.

 

 

 

Energy saving will increase property value

These days we are all looking for ways to economise and save as much as we can as the cost of living continues to rise. One of the biggest ways of saving money seems to be ignored by the majority of home owners and landlords alike.

A large number of energy supply companies offer large subsidies or grants to make our homes more energy efficient. The majority of homeowners simply just do not take advantage of the generous subsidies that are on offer. In some cases the energy saving measure may even be free so it is worth checking to see if you qualify.

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 energy efficient. It is a fact that an energy efficient house is worth thousands more than a home with little or no efficiency.

Estate agents will tell you energy efficient homes attract much higher prices and this is becoming more evident by the day. One estate agent in Kent commented “The demand for energy efficient properties is increasing every day and we believe this will continue to be the case in the future”.

Top 5 tips to increase the value of your property

1                 Insulate your home to reduce loss of heat

2                 Check your boiler is working efficiently

3                 Insulate your pipes

4                 Check your hot water tank is working efficiently

5                 Check all you windows are efficient and draft free

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.

 

Which insulation is for you?

Christmas is over and the weather is getting colder, this is the time of year everybody wants to save money. One easy way is to ensure your home is correctly insulated, people waste hundreds of pounds a year by have inefficiently insulated lofts. A very small investment now could well save a great deal of money in the future. In some cases if you are receiving certain benefits this can all be done free of charge, just check to see if you qualify.

Below are some of the most popular insulating materials to help you select the one that is most suitable for you.

Blanket Insulation

The most common type of insulation which is used in the home is blanket insulation which usually comes in rolls with a foil backing. The material normally used is glass wool which is made from recycled bottles which gives the material a good environmental rating. Glass wool insulation is one of the easiest materials to install and is the most cost effective.

Rock mineral wool insulation

A more solid material than glass wool so is suitable for situations where the material may be compressed. Mineral wool can be obtained in rolls and comes in varying thicknesses and widths. Rock mineral wool is a very effective fire safety measure as it is resilient to heat and fire.

Sheet loft insulation

Comes in sheets and is usually used to insulate the sloping side of the roof inside a loft. This type of insulation can be more expensive and is energy intensive to manufacture but has a high insulation value.

Sprayed foam

Is also a common insulation and works in a similar way with liquid foam being poured or injected into place into wall cavities making it very versatile. Sprayed in foam is installed using a foaming agent and will expand and become solid as the mixture cures. Slow curing foams are available which will flow around any obstructions inside the wall cavity before hardening.

Need some help?

It is very 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 spend now could save you a great deal in the future.

 

 

Which insulation is for you?

Christmas is over and the weather is getting colder, this is the time of year everybody wants to save money. One easy way is to ensure your home is correctly insulated, people waste hundreds of pounds a year by have inefficiently insulated lofts. A very small investment now could well save a great deal of money in the future. In some cases if you are receiving certain benefits this can all be done free of charge, just check to see if you qualify.

Below are some of the most popular insulating materials to help you select the one that is most suitable for you.

Blanket Insulation

The most common type of insulation which is used in the home is blanket insulation which usually comes in rolls with a foil backing. The material normally used is glass wool which is made from recycled bottles which gives the material a good environmental rating. Glass wool insulation is one of the easiest materials to install and is the most cost effective.

Rock mineral wool insulation

A more solid material than glass wool so is suitable for situations where the material may be compressed. Mineral wool can be obtained in rolls and comes in varying thicknesses and widths. Rock mineral wool is a very effective fire safety measure as it is resilient to heat and fire.

Sheet loft insulation

Comes in sheets and is usually used to insulate the sloping side of the roof inside a loft. This type of insulation can be more expensive and is energy intensive to manufacture but has a high insulation value.

Sprayed foam

Is also a common insulation and works in a similar way with liquid foam being poured or injected into place into wall cavities making it very versatile. Sprayed in foam is installed using a foaming agent and will expand and become solid as the mixture cures. Slow curing foams are available which will flow around any obstructions inside the wall cavity before hardening.

Need some help?

It is very 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 spend now could save you a great deal in the future.

 

Solar savings

This form of energy has seen a huge upturn in interest lately as the heavy winter fuel bills start to eat into budgets. Solar panel electricity systems capture the sun’s energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells don’t need direct sunlight to work as they can still generate some electricity even on a cloudy day. The cells then convert the sunlight into electricity which can be used to run all house-hold appliances and lighting.

If you are interested in this type of power you should check out to see what financial benefits are available to you, in some cases large subsidies can be claimed. Simply complete the questions on our website to see if you qualify.

Benefits of solar electricity

-        Reduced bills. Sunlight is free so once you have installed your electricity bills will reduce significantly.

-        Get paid for the electric you generate. There are schemes available where you get paid for the power you generate.

-        Cut your carbon footprint. Solar power is green renewable energy and doesn’t release any harmful carbon dioxide or other pollutants.

How do solar panels cells work?

The cells are made from layers of semi-conducting material, usually silicon. When light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across the layers. The stronger the sunshine the more electricity is produced. Groups of cells are mounted together in panels or modules that can either be mounted on your roof or on the ground.

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.