Energy Saving the way forward

These days we are all looking for ways to economise and save as much as we can of our hard earned cash. Unfortunately one of the biggest ways of saving money seems to be ignored by the majority of households. These days so many energy companies offer huge subsidies or grants to make our homes more energy efficient that we don’t take advantage of. In some cases the energy saving measure may even be free so it is worth checking 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 have your property energy efficient. A recent report from high street estate agents clearly shows energy efficient homes attract much higher prices. One estate agent in the Canterbury area stated “buyers now are more than ever checking if the property is properly insulated and what other energy savings devices it has”. “The demand for energy efficient properties is increasing every day and we believe this will continue to be the case in the future”.

Ways to save money

1              Insulate your home to reduce loss of heat
2              Check your boiler is working efficiently
3              Investigate the worth solar energy
4              Insulate your pipes
5              Check your hot water tank is working efficiently
6              Use energy efficient light bulbs
7              Check energy efficiency of any new appliances you buy
8              Check all you windows for drafts

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.

Are you missing out?

There are many grants amounting to millions of pound which go unclaimed every year due to homeowners not knowing how to claim. Many of the unclaimed benefits are for the elderly, disabled or those on lower incomes but not all.

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 makes sense to save on fuel usage than spend huge amounts building new power plants.

The majority of energy suppliers in your area offer grants to help you implement energy saving measures. A recent survey taken in the South West showed 49% of all households had no idea such grants were available. When asked will they now research this in the future the majority said they would. One lady surveyed said “yes I was lucky I qualified to have a brand new boiler fitted as mine was very old and it was free of charge”.

The savings a household can make are stunning if they are properly insulated and have a boiler which runs efficiently. On average the savings can amount to over £750 per year so ask yourselves can you afford not to look into this.

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.

Solar panels could they help you?


Solar power is not only sustainable it is renewable and this means we will never run out of it. It is all about a natural source of power which is able to produce electricity at a greatly reduced cost. Once installed solar power really takes very little maintenance and thus keeping costs low.

Solar power has a long list of advantages including, Silent producer of energy, very good for the environment, zero emissions and a great saver of money to name just a few.

There are continual advancements in solar power technology which is increasing the efficiency and lowering the cost of production. This form of power is becoming more and more cost effective by the day and should without doubt be taken seriously.

Installing solar power to your home is not as difficult as most would think a recent client commented. “It was really easy, they came and checked the roof and we discussed various options and a date was fixed”. “Installation took three days and was clean and tidy and all is now working very well”.

Solar power in your home really can save you a lot of money, on average over a 12 month period as much as 50% reduction in energy bills. So as you can see it is worth investigating the possibilities of how this could help you and the environment.

Need some help?
It is easy to find out if you qualify for a grant or even free installation just click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now”. This action could save you a great deal of money over the long term.

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”.

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.

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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