Increased value House prices in the UK continue to rise year on year, what is certain eco-friendly homes fetch a far higher price than homes that are not. Research has revealed that the vast majority of property buyers are willing to pay more for an eco-friendly home. The findings challenge the long held belief that consumer demand for greener living is limited. Estate agencies up and down the country are reporting buyers are asking more questions about the energy efficiency of the house they are viewing. One agent in Suffolk said “buyers now want to know far more about the house they are viewing and what measures have been taken towards energy efficiency”. “This is so different to 5 years ago when only a few buyers questioned the houses carbon footprint”. “These days a good energy efficient home can demand as much as £20,000 more than one that isn’t”. According to recent research 70% of prospective purchasers want to buy the most environmentally friendly house they can. Energy saving is now very high on the list of priorities for most prospective buyers as saving money on heating is seen as vital. If you own a property some very easy and affordable measures could be taken to increase your homes energy efficiency and in turn increase its value considerably. Homeowners should start taking energy saving as a very important part of the future if they want to achieve a good sale price for their homes. It is so simple to insulate and increase energy efficiency within the home and in some cases can be installed free if receiving certain benefits. Can we help? It’s 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 thousands in the future and at the same time increase the value of your home.
Plenty of help: The Government support for energy efficiency has been scaled back recently with the ending of the Green Deal last year. However, your local energy supplier along with the Government still has many great money and energy saving deals available. If you are a landlord making your buy-to-let more energy efficient is a very good way to keep your tenants happy and also increase the overall value of your property. Recently estate agents have been reporting in numbers that an energy efficient house is worth a great deal more on re-sale than one that isn’t. There is assistance available for the landlord and it is well worth researching just what you can claim. A home’s energy efficiency is measured from A to G depending on what improvements are needed. From 2018 all rented homes will need to have a minimum grade of E before any letting is allowed. Landlords could be fined or even banned from letting if they fail to comply. This April has seen tenants given the right to ask their landlord for consent to carry out energy efficient improvements, with the landlord only able to refuse if the request is “unreasonable”. Let’s be honest an energy efficient property is cheaper to run and reduces any carbon footprint. Before you begin paying out for any greener measures check and see if any grants or cash incentives are available to assist you. 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 coming years.
Now is the time Summer is approaching and it is easy to forget how cold it can be in the winter months, now may be a good time to check your homes energy efficiency. The majority of big energy suppliers are offering free insulation for your house especially if you are on certain benefits. Ask yourself if you can afford to let money slip through your fingers, if the answer is no then check to see what you can do to save and improve your carbon footprint. Insulating your loft is a very simple and quick way to instantly save money and in certain circumstances can be done in your house completely free of charge. At this current point in time there are some really helpful cash contributions available to help certain people on benefits and even people who are not. You can easily check to see if you are entitled to assistance, just select your choice and see what is available on this site. One other very big incentive to make you home energy efficient is its value, any estate agent will tell you that an energy efficient home will command a must bigger price tag. So all in all it really makes sense to take a bit of time to see what you can do to save and increase the value of your property. 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.
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.