There are a number of grants and funding schemes that are available to help with the costs of having energy saving improvements installed in your home or business. In some cases, homeowners on a wide array of benefits may be eligible for free home insulation, and we can check on your behalf.
This scheme is called the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) which was first introduced in January 2013 to reduce the UK’s energy consumption and support people at risk of fuel poverty. It did this by funding energy efficiency improvements such as cavity wall insulation and loft insulation for households.
The Government extended ECO2 until 2018 and it is now called ECO2t. It works alongside the Green Deal to give consumers support and funding for energy efficiency improvements in their homes.
The ECO2t scheme is split into two parts:
The HHCRO or ‘Affordable Warmth’ Obligation aims to provide heating and hot water saving measures, insulation and microgeneration technologies (excluding Solar PV) to low income and vulnerable households.
The Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation provides funding to insulate homes with both cavity wall and loft insulation. The aim is to reduce heat loss, home heating bills and therefore carbon emission.
At BillSaveUK our trained advisers can check whether you’re eligible for free government insulation grants depending on your needs and circumstances.