If you’ve decided to give your home a spring clean, then it might be time to consider making some changes to increase energy efficiency while you’re at it.

Just because it’s getting a little bit warmer now, doesn’t mean it’s not the time to be preparing yourself for the next incarnation of the ‘Beast from the East’. In fact, it’s just the moment to provide long-term reassurance that when the cold snaps back again, you’ll be ready. 

There are a number of measures you can tie in with an all-round clean up that have the potential to make your home more sustainable and knock some pounds of that energy bill.

Much more comfort

Generally, one of the main focuses for spring cleaning is reducing clutter. Unburdening yourself of unwanted items taking up space may well clear the head enough to consider energy makeover options. This could be especially true in the loft, where sorting through the dusty boxes and reducing and recycling provides a perfect opportunity to check your loft insulation levels.

If you haven’t checked before, it may be that there’s no insulation installed at all, or that it has been in there a long time and needs replacing. If it’s easy to access, not damp and you haven’t got a flat roof, you could do it yourself.

You can save anything from £195 to £400 a year on your fuel bills through having the right levels of loft insulation, compared to having none. A top-up of insulation levels from 120mm to 270mm, if required, also makes a big difference to home comfort.

Some good savings to be had with very little effort, also you may be entitle to financial assistance if you are claiming certain benefits just check on this site you may be pleasantly surprised.

Assistance?

If you would like help making your home more energy efficient and in turn save money please make contact and an adviser will be pleased to help. 

It looks like the cold weather is over for the time being, this is the time of year everybody seems to forget just how cold it was earlier in the year. The facts are now is the time to start getting prepared for the next cold period as many stores and companies offer large discounts on insulation materials. 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.

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.

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.

Homeowners should remember a well-insulated home can save upwards of £400 per year and I think we would all agree this is well worth having. 

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.

The government and energy providers have obligations to reduce our carbon footprint nationwide.

We at home can do a great deal to assist and in doing so save ourselves substantial amounts of hard earned cash each year. So, it really makes a great deal of sense to review just what we could do to help and save money at the same time.

A number of measures can be implemented free of charge if you qualify for certain benefits, so take a bit of time and check out just what you are entitled to.

The majority of energy companies up and down the country have many free or heavily subsidised energy saving deals available to you.

Cost effective ways to reduce our carbon footprint and in turn save money!

Properly insulate your home

  1. Make sure all windows close and are draft free.
  2. Seal any draft from doors.
  3. Have your loft 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.

By implementing some of the above measures you could will reduce your carbon footprint and your annual energy bills, plus increase the value of your property.

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.

If your boiler breaks down, we all know the costs involved of repairing or even replacing it in some cases can be very expensive. Did you know you may be able to reduce these costs by claiming a grant from the Government or even a replacement free of charge?

Boiler grants, eco-schemes, rental schemes and even boilers that claim to repay you in savings can all help you to avoid the initial cost. Not everybody is eligible for these schemes, but it is worth checking as a great deal of money can be saved.

Under the Government’s Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) scheme, some homeowners and private tenants can get their old and inefficient boilers replaced free of charge or have the cost to replace heavily subsidised.

This scheme was set up a few years ago to assist low-income families improve the efficiency of their homes thus reducing the carbon footprint. If you meet the criteria and your boiler is more than 8 years old, you should qualify. Government funding is limited, and the benefits criteria are always strictly adhered to.

Most homeowners are completely unaware of the savings a new condensing boiler can make on the annual budget. Experts estimate if the home is correctly insulated a new efficient condensing boiler can save as much as £485 per year. With the cost of fuel seemingly increase monthly efficiency within the home is the “name of the game”.

Find out if you qualify

It is so easy to find out if you qualify for a grant or even free assistance with making your home more energy efficient. Just select your requirement and click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now” button. Time spent now could save you a great deal of money in the future. 

It seems that all the campaigning by the Government and energy companies alike 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. Homeowners who have taken the initiative have seen financial benefits as well, on average a well-insulated home will save upwards of £400 per year just on heating costs.   

Loft insulation enquiries lead the way as this is seen as a very quick and effortless way of saving a lot of money.

The Government will be encouraged by the findings as they wish to promote as much energy saving as they possibly can. The energy providers take a very strong view that it is indeed easier to save energy than it is to build new sources of supply and a great deal cheaper.

Most major energy supplier’s offer grants to help you implement energy saving measures within your home. 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 investigate this.

If you are unsure if you qualify for any assistance just complete the questionnaire on this site to find out. Now is a very good time to check as there are many 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 lose, 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.