While looking into financial support for energy efficient measures for your home, you are likely to stumble onto the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). This is a government scheme with the aim of tackling fuel poverty and reducing carbon emissions. Under the terms of ECO, energy suppliers have an obligation to make homes more energy efficient and cheaper to heat. As a result they provide funds for things such as the cavity wall insulation grant.
ECO Funding Scheme
ECO is a scheme that has been running since 2013 with thousands of happy people benefiting from it. The biggest positive is that it helps those most in need. ECO3 is the third phase of the funding and has been live since 2018. In addition to cavity wall insulation, boilers, underfloor & loft insulation are also available as well as various renewable measures such as Air Source Heat Pumps through the scheme.
In just a few steps, you could enjoy improvements that enhance the energy efficiency of your home that are heavily subsidised or even entirely free. The qualifying criteria is wide as this scheme focuses on fuel poverty among people who are on benefits relating to income and disability. This means that if you believe you are living in fuel poverty, there is a good chance you are eligible.
Benefits of Cavity Wall Insulation
When it comes to home improvements, insulating cavity walls is an affordable energy saving measure. In addition to this, it can result in huge savings on your energy costs. It has the potential to save £150-£300 on your annual heating bill. You will be able to enjoy the fact that the heat in your home will stay instead of escaping. An uninsulated wall loses approximately 25% of your heat.
Many people don;t realise that having your walls insulated will help towards keeping your home cooler in the summer months. Basically the insulation materials in your walls just work in reverse and stop heat coming in. See our Home Insulation in Summer page for more information.
A good way to know if your walls are uninsulated is to gauage just how quickly a room becomes cold after you turn the heating off. If the room gets considerable cooler within around 30 minutes then it's very likely that your heat is escaping via the walls.
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Accredited Installers & Guarantees
Every one of our network of installers are fully accredited and have the relevant PAS2030/35 accrediatation. All of our cavity wall insulation materials are passed by the Energy Saving Trust and tested by the BBA - British Board of Agrement.
Also, all properties which receive a cavity wall measure are guaranteed by CIGA for 25 years.