The larger energy providers are reporting very encouraging figures on the number of customers taking up free energy saving offers. Installations have increased by a massive 31% in the last twelve months which goes to show the public are getting the message loud and clear.

Energy companies are keen to assist their customers reduce the amount of energy they use and therefore reducing the carbon footprint. If you take time to consider it all makes sense as everybody saves money, especially the homeowner.

Another unnoticed advantage of these measures is - if installed correctly they will increase the value of your property.

The majority of energy suppliers up and down the country are offering great deals to insulate homes. The installation can be carried out free of charge if you are claiming certain benefits and meet the general criteria set down.

The feedback suggests the public are at long last getting the message and taking advantage of these attractive offers. The greatest increase in installations has come from the North of the country with East Anglia and the Midlands following close behind.

What is on offer to help you?

As the survey has shown more people are taking an interest in saving energy and therefore saving money. So what could you have installed free of charge?

Loft insulation

New boiler

Cavity wall insulation

Coronavirus

This has hit everybody hard and saving money in the future is even more vital than before. Time to act? If the answer is yes then get started making your home more energy efficient sooner rather than later.

Would you say no to an extra £950 per year?

Need some help?

It is 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.

Take advantage now

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 £950 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 particularly 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 is to lose, plus you will be reducing your carbon footprint.

Is your central heating boiler working efficiently?

If the answer is no, then you need to start looking to replace it as soon as possible as you will be wasting your valuable hard-earned cash.

The new generation boilers are so much more energy efficient that they not only heat better but cost far less to run.

If you meet the benefits related criteria and your current boiler is over 8 years old it is likely you will qualify for a new one free of charge, it’s simple as that.

If you qualify you can arrange a survey of your current situation with an approved fitter and all will be done within set timescales. The deal will also likely include new temperature controls which will also save you a great deal in energy costs.

If you don’t qualify there are still many deals which are affordable to replace your old inefficient boiler, it really is a false economy to wait.

Need some help?

It is 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.

Coronavirus

This has hit everybody hard and saving money in the future is even more vital than before. Time to act? If the answer is yes then get started making your home more energy efficient sooner rather than later.

Would you say no to an extra £950 per year?

This has hit everybody hard and saving money in the future is even more vital than before. Time to act? If the answer is yes then get started making your home more energy efficient sooner rather than later.

Would you say no to an extra £1100 per year?

The majority of households around the country are completely unaware a grant or assistance may be available to make their home more energy efficient, and in turn reduce their carbon footprint. Are you one of these people?

A recent survey clearly shows homeowners do not take advantage of the Governments and energy suppliers offers. With big changes on the way due to the Governments environmental commitments you would be wise to act now as the future is very unclear.

A recent survey asked homeowners if they could save as much as £1100 per year would they do more research, a clear answer came back, yes!

Energy saving is one of the main grants giving areas due to the environment and the importance the Government and suppliers places on it. When you consider this it does make an awful lot of sense to save on fuel usage as much as possible, thus saving on the huge amounts of money it would cost to build new energy sources.

Benefits of improving your homes energy saving

Reduced noise levels

Reduced carbon footprint

Increased property value

Reduced heating bills

Warmer in the winter months

Cooler in the summer months

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.

Climate change is one of the most hotly spoken about topics in recent years, and for good reason. However, the housing market in particular has come under fire, considering that homes are responsible for one-quarter of UK carbon emissions.

We all must do our bit and make changes before it’s too late.

Last year, the UK committed to net zero emissions by 2050. To get there, the government introduced a £5m fund to help the financial services sector develop green home products.

Nationwide Building Society earlier this month said it would give borrowers loans of up to £25,000 for green home improvements and also offer preferential interest rates to borrowers who buy new-build properties with an EPC rating of “A”. However, whilst it’s important that new builds are energy efficient, we, as an industry, need to put greater emphasis on improving the UK’s existing housing stock, particularly the oldest properties.

Research by Citizens Advice and the Energy Savings Trust has revealed that over a third (36%) of British households haven’t made any changes to the way they use energy in recent years – the equivalent of 9.7 million.

It’s clear that there is an opportunity for the mortgage industry, lenders and brokers alike to do more to encourage and help people save money and reduce their household emissions.

For example, a new Eko Cashback mortgage to help reward clients has been launched by Nationwide. Whether a client is buying an older home, or simply re-mortgaging on an existing property, customers will be given £1,000 cashback if they can improve their home’s Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) by 10 points within 12 months after the mortgage completion date.

Once the improvements are made, customers will need to arrange for a new Energy Performance Assessment (EPA) to be carried out by a registered EPA assessor, and once verified £1,000 will be paid straight into their bank account.

Help required?

If you would like to know more please make contact and one of our advisers will be happy to assist.

With the value of property in some areas declining there are still ways to reverse this trend. If you implement one or two of the suggestions listed your property is still likely to increase in value.

Become energy efficient

Fitting your home with energy efficient appliances can add value to your home by promising to knock the costs of bills. With a wide variety of new products on the market for this, it’s increasingly becoming a key feature for new homes. Ensure your loft is well insulated and be proud to show the viewers.

Ensure windows are draft free

Noisy roads can impact the value of a property. Double glazing will keep the home warm and keep the noise out, even if it’s near a main road.

Replace doors

First impressions count volumes in a house valuation. The front door of your home can say a lot about the rest of the house to viewers seeing it for the first time. The door should display draft proofing qualities and open and close easily.

Converting the loft 

A loft conversion is probably the most expensive improvement yet probably gives back the best value for money. Most lofts can be easily converted and expanding the house upwards offers homeowners an extra bedroom for growing families or a space for extra storage. Remember to always ensure any loft space area is properly insulated and you must seek planning permission before undertaking the work.

A lot of energy saving measures within the home can be installed free or carry a subsidy if you are on certain benefits. So, before you start check to see if you are entitled to any financial assistance.

Can we help?

If you would like help improving your homes energy efficiency, please do make contact and one of our advisers will be happy to assist.