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UK houses are rated amongst some of the worst in Europe when it comes to energy efficiency, studies have shown that all houses built before 1990 and 75% of those built before 2010 are inefficient, this is mainly down to poor insulation. Only 29% of these have been retrofitted according to modern standards.

13 Ways to save money on your energy bills

Smart News – 13 Ways to save money on your energy bills Latest News Breaking News ECO4 Climabead What is an EPC? 13 Ways to save money on your energy bills Insulation for the nation! 13 Ways to save money on your energy bills As energy prices and the cost of living are rising, many of us across the UK find ourselves penny pinching and asking the same question, how can I save money on my energy bill? Here’s 13 money saving tips to reduce those ever growing bills: 1. Insulation insulation insulation! Starting with our favourite at Smart Energy Homes and one of the most effective ways to save money on your energy bills, Make sure your home is properly insulated. With 25% of household heat escaping through the roof it’s no surprise that loft insulation alone could save you around £225 a year, but why stop at the roof? There are many different types of insulation that your home could benefit from including; under floor, internal wall, cavity wall and room in roof insulation. 2. Check that energy label. Whether it’s changing a your kettle for a £20 one or replacing an old refrigerator when buying a new appliance checking the energy label can drastically lower your energy bills. The better the appliance’s energy rating the less energy the appliance will use. 3. Check your properties Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Most properties in the UK will have an EPC, this document tells you your homes estimated energy cost and energy performance features but it will also includes a list of recommended measures that will make your home more energy efficient. These measure could be as small a job as low-energy lighting or as big as renewing your heating supply, ether way this measure will save you money in the long run. To find out your properties EPC by visiting the Governments online database and searching your property. If your house has a particularly low EPC of E, F or G you could be eligible for free energy efficient measure under the ECO4 Scheme. 4. Turn it off at the socket. A classic energy saving tip but its surprising how many of us still don’t do it, turn the plugs off at the sockets. Its estimated that a TV left on standby could add £30 to your energy bill each year (£2.50 per month), sure that doesn’t sound like much over the space of the year but when you add other appliances like chargers, lamps and games consoles it soon adds up. 5. Replace those light bulbs. If you’re still using Halogen in your home it’s time to change them for LED’s. According to this article from Energy Saving Trust you could save up £5 per bulb per year just from using energy efficient LED bulbs. 6. Now turn them off. You’ve just saved money from your lights but why not save more, if you’re not using them turning them off could save you on average a further £20 a year. 7. Air Dry. Understandably this energy saving tip isn’t always the easiest in the UK but letting your clothes air dry instead of using a tumble dryer could save you around £70 a year. 8. Install a more energy efficient heating system. Your heating system is responsible for more than half of your yearly energy bill, so it comes as no surprise that upgrading an old inefficient heating system could save you over £500 a year. 9. Turn down that thermostat. Turning down the thermostat by just a single degree could end up saving you £80 a year. 10. Decrease that shower time. By decreasing shower time to 4 minute a typical household could look to save £70 a year. 11. If it has eco mode use it. Some of your appliances like washing machines, electric showers or dishwashers may have an eco mode, this cuts down the amount of energy the appliance uses to complete its task an in the process saves you money. 12. Put the kettle on. We all love a nice cup of tea or coffee, by filling the kettle to the amount needed you could save around £12 a year. 13. Take advantage of support. Time for a google, check if there is any funding, schemes or grants available to support you needs. There are two we recommend checking if you are eligible for;The Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) – Installs energy efficient measures such as insulation, heat pumps and solar panels free of charge to those on an eligible benefit or homes a low energy performance certificate (EPC) of E, F or G.The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) – Gives £5,000 towards upgrading an inefficient boiler to a new Heat Pump. To find out more about ECO4 funding or to apply visit our ECO4 page. ECO4 Here’s just some of the measures that are available under ECO4 Heat Pumps We use the latest in heat pump technology to help make your home as energy efficient as it should be. Learn More Insulation The most effective way to make your property more energy efficient and cut down on your energy bills is to make sure its well insulated. Learn More All Services 13 Ways to save money on your energy bills​ As energy prices and the cost of living are rising, many of us across the UK find ourselves penny pinching and asking the same question, how can I save money on my energy bill? Here’s 13 money saving tips to reduce those ever growing bills: 1. Insulation insulation insulation! Starting with our favourite at Smart Energy Homes and one of the most effective ways to save money on your energy bills, Make sure your home is properly insulated. With 25% of household heat escaping through the roof it’s no surprise that loft insulation alone could save you around £225 a year, but why stop at the roof? There are many different types of insulation that your home could benefit from including; under floor,

What is an EPC?

Smart News – What is an EPC? Latest News Breaking News ECO4 Climabead What is an EPC? 13 Ways to save money on your energy bills Insulation for the nation! What is an EPC? An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a document that shows how energy efficient your property is. This document will also include an estimated energy cost, a list of energy performance features already in place and recommendations on measures that will improve your properties energy efficiency, with an estimated cost of each measure and how much they will potentially save you. An EPC lasts for 10 years and is required if you want to sell or let your property.  EPC ratings Your properties energy efficient rating will be scored in a chart from A to G, with A (shown in green) being the highest and G (shown in red) being the lowest. In the chart you will see your properties current rating and its potential rating, the potential rating is what the property could reach if the recommended measures are taken.  Finding your properties EPC You can find your EPC on the Governments Online Database and searching for the property by postcode, then property number or name. My property doesn’t have an EPC If your property doesn’t have an EPC there is no need to worry, you don’t need an EPC unless you plan on selling or renting the property. If you do need an EPC you can hire an accredited domestic energy assessor to survey your property. Recommended measures A great way to save money on your energy bills is to take the recommended measures listed on your properties Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). These recommendations can range from upgrading all the light bulbs in your property for more energy efficient ones, to having internal wall insulation installed. One thing is for sure though all of these recommended measures have been put on your EPC for a reason, to make your home more energy efficient.   Lowering the price of your energy bills is just one of the benefits of installing the recommended measures and improving your properties EPC. It will also lower carbon emissions and raise the value of your property.  Funding With the big push to lower carbon emissions there is almost always some funding or incentive available to help you on your way to a more energy efficient property, it may just take some research to find the scheme that’s right for you. One of the biggest currently available is ECO4. If you are eligible for ECO4 you could have majority of the recommended measure on your EPC completely free.  To find out more about ECO4 funding or to apply visit our ECO4 page. ECO4 Here’s just some of the measures that are available under ECO4 Heat Pumps We use the latest in heat pump technology to help make your home as energy efficient as it should be. Learn More Insulation The most effective way to make your property more energy efficient and cut down on your energy bills is to make sure its well insulated. Learn More All Services What is an EPC? An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a document that shows how energy efficient your property is. This document will also include an estimated energy cost, a list of energy performance features already in place and recommendations on measures that will improve your properties energy efficiency, with an estimated cost of each measure and how much they will potentially save you. An EPC lasts for 10 years and is required if you want to sell or let your property.  EPC ratings Your properties energy efficient rating will be scored in a chart from A to G, with A (shown in green) being the highest and G (shown in red) being the lowest. In the chart you will see your properties current rating and its potential rating, the potential rating is what the property could reach if the recommended measures are taken.  Finding your properties EPC You can find your EPC on the Governments Online Database and searching for the property by postcode, then property number or name. My property doesn’t have an EPC If your property doesn’t have an EPC there is no need to worry, you don’t need an EPC unless you plan on selling or renting the property. If you do need an EPC you can hire an accredited domestic energy assessor to survey your property. Recommended measures A great way to save money on your energy bills is to take the recommended measures listed on your properties Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). These recommendations can range from upgrading all the light bulbs in your property for more energy efficient ones, to having internal wall insulation installed. One thing is for sure though all of these recommended  measures have been put on your EPC for a reason, to make your home more energy efficient. Lowering the price of your energy bills is just one of the benefits of installing the recommended measures and improving your properties EPC. It will also lower carbon emissions and raise the value of your property.  Funding With the big push to lower carbon emissions there is almost always some funding or incentive available to help you on your way to a more energy efficient property, it may just take some research to find the scheme that’s right for you. One of the biggest currently available is ECO4 . If you are eligible for ECO4 you could have majority of the recommended measure on your EPC completely free.  To find out more about ECO4 funding or to apply visit our ECO4 page. ECO4 Here’s just some of the measures that are available under ECO4 Heat Pumps We use the latest in heat pump technology to help make your home as energy efficient as it should be. Learn More Insulation The most effective way to make your property more energy efficient and cut down on your energy bills is to make sure its well insulated. Learn More All

Climabead

Smart News – Climabead Latest News Breaking News ECO4 Climabead What is an EPC? 13 Ways to save money on your energy bills Insulation for the nation! Climabead – Cavity Wall Insulation What makes Climabead the clear choice for insulating cavity walls? And why you don’t need to worry about it causing damp. What is Climabead? The Climabead system is a form insulation designed for cavity walls that consists of polystyrene beads expanded to a specific size and density, being injected by compressed air through an injector into a cavity, forming an insulating mass that, when set, provides a barrier giving permanent reduction in the heat loss of the external skin of the building. Does cavity wall insulation cause mould? Unlike other forms of insulation, Climabead has been designed with the harshest of British weather in mind. Thanks to its spherical shape and non-absorbent material not only does it allow the property to breath but any moisture that manages to find its way into the cavity naturally slides down the beads and is absorbed into the ground, preventing the build-up of any damp Why insulate cavity walls? Roughly 33% of all heat in your home escapes through the walls, with that in mind its no wonder that having the correct type of insulation could help reduce your energy bills. Homes with cavity wall insulation look to save £280 a year on their energy bills and could also improve the value of the property. Cavity Wall Insulation is just one of the measures available free under ECO4. To find out more about ECO4 funding and to see if you’re eligible. ECO4 Form Insulation The most effective way to make your property more energy efficient and cut down on your energy bills is to make sure its well insulated. Learn More ECO4 Is a fully funded Government Scheme that installs energy efficient measure in order to cut down emissions and reduce energy bills  Learn More All Services Climabead – Cavity Wall Insulation What makes Climabead the clear choice for insulating cavity walls? And why you don’t need to worry about it causing damp. What is Climabead? The Climabead system is a form insulation designed for cavity walls that consists of polystyrene beads expanded to a specific size and density, being injected by compressed air through an injector into a cavity, forming an insulating mass that, when set, provides a barrier giving permanent reduction in the heat loss of the external skin of the building. Does cavity wall insulation cause mould? Unlike other forms of insulation, Climabead has been designed with the harshest of British weather in mind. Thanks to its spherical shape and non-absorbent material not only does it allow the property to breath but any moisture that manages to find its way into the cavity naturally slides down the beads and is absorbed into the ground, preventing the build-up of any damp Why insulate cavity walls? Roughly 33% of all heat in your home escapes through the walls, with that in mind its no wonder that having the correct type of insulation could help reduce your energy bills. Homes with cavity wall insulation look to save £280 a year on their energy bills and could also improve the value of the property. Cavity Wall Insulation is just one of the measures available free under ECO4. To find out more about ECO4 funding and to see if you’re eligible. ECO4 Form Insulation The most effective way to make your property more energy efficient and cut down on your energy bills is to make sure its well insulated. Learn More ECO4 Is a fully funded Government Scheme that installs energy efficient measure in order to cut down emissions and reduce energy bills  Learn More All Services Climabead – Cavity Wall Insulation What makes Climabead the clear choice for insulating cavity walls? And why you don’t need to worry about it causing damp. What is Climabead? The Climabead system is a form insulation designed for cavity walls that consists of polystyrene beads expanded to a specific size and density, being injected by compressed air through an injector into a cavity, forming an insulating mass that, when set, provides a barrier giving permanent reduction in the heat loss of the external skin of the building. Does cavity wall insulation cause mould? Unlike other forms of insulation, Climabead has been designed with the harshest of British weather in mind. Thanks to its spherical shape and non-absorbent material not only does it allow the property to breath but any moisture that manages to find its way into the cavity naturally slides down the beads and is absorbed into the ground, preventing the build-up of any damp Why insulate cavity walls? Roughly 33% of all heat in your home escapes through the walls, with that in mind its no wonder that having the correct type of insulation could help reduce your energy bills. Homes with cavity wall insulation look to save £280 a year on their energy bills and could also improve the value of the property. Cavity Wall Insulation is just one of the measures available free under ECO4. To find out more about ECO4 funding and to see if you’re eligible. ECO4 Form Insulation The most effective way to make your property more energy efficient and cut down on your energy bills is to make sure its well insulated. Learn More ECO4 Is a fully funded Government Scheme that installs energy efficient measure in order to cut down emissions and reduce energy bills  Learn More All Services Back to News

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Energy Efficient home improvements free - ECO4

Smart News – ECO4 Breaking News Latest News Breaking News ECO4 Climabead What is an EPC? 13 Ways to save money on your energy bills Insulation for the nation! ECO4 Breaking News Under the ECO4 Scheme you could have over £30,000 worth of energy efficient improvements added to your home for free; making your house more environmentally friendly, lowering your energy bills and even raising the property value. Over £30,000 worth of energy efficient home improvements for free! What is ECO4? ECO4 is the fourth phase of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, an energy efficiency scheme in UK that requires large energy suppliers to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. Under this obligation large energy suppliers support the delivery of lifetime savings by installing energy efficiency measures in homes throughout the UK.  These measures include services like the installation of insulation, reducing the amount of heat that escapes your house and lessening the need to ramp up the radiators. Or the replacement of a gas boiler for an air source heat pump, which uses (you guessed it) air to heat your house and significantly lowers your energy bills. You can find out more about the ECO4 scheme through the OFGEM website. They administers the scheme on behalf of the Department for Energy, Business & Industrial Strategy. Who’s Eligible? The following allowances qualify for the ECO4 Scheme; Pension Guarantee Credit Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) Income Support Tax Credits (Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits) Housing Benefits Pension Savings Credit Universal Credit  But don’t worry if you don’t have the above allowances you could still qualify under the Local Authority Eligibility Flexibility Programme. This programme is designed to help homeowners who are not currently receiving any type of aid but have a low energy efficiency rating of D, E, F or G. To find out if you’re eligible for ECO4 funding fill out our form and one of our team will be in contact. ECO4 Form Here’s just some of the measures that are available under ECO4 Heat Pumps We use the latest in heat pump technology to help make your home as energy efficient as it should be. Learn More Insulation The most effective way to make your property more energy efficient and cut down on your energy bills is to make sure its well insulated. Learn More All Services ECO4 Breaking News Over £30,000 worth of energy efficient improvements for free! Thats right, under the Governments ECO4 Scheme you could have over £30,000 worth of energy efficient improvements added to your home; making your house more environmentally friendly, lowering your energy bills and even raising the property value. What is ECO4? ECO4 is the fourth phase of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, a Government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain that requires large energy suppliers to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. Under this obligation large energy suppliers support the delivery of lifetime savings by installing energy efficiency measures in homes throughout the UK. These measures include services like the installation of insulation, reducing the amount of heat that escapes your house and lessening the need to ramp up the radiators. Or the replacement of a gas boiler for an air source heat pump, which uses (you guessed it) air to heat your house and significantly lowers your energy bills. You can find out more about the ECO4 scheme through the OFGEM website. They administers the scheme on behalf of the Department for Energy, Business & Industrial Strategy. Who’s Eligible? The following allowances qualify for the ECO4 Scheme; Pension Guarantee Credit Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) Income Support Tax Credits (Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits) Housing Benefits Pension Savings Credit Universal Credit  But don’t worry if you don’t have the above allowances you could still qualify under the Local Authority Eligibility Flexibility Programme. This programme is designed to help homeowners who are not currently receiving any type of aid but are still struggling with their energy bills or have a low energy efficiency rating. To find out if you’re eligible for ECO4 funding fill out our form and one of our team will be in contact. ECO4 Form Here’s just some of the measures that are available under ECO4 Heat Pumps We use the latest in heat pump technology to help make your home as energy efficient as it should be. Learn More Insulation The most effective way to make your property more energy efficient and cut down on your energy bills is to make sure its well insulated. Learn More All Services ECO4 Breaking News Over £30,000 worth of energy efficient home improvements for free! Thats right, under the Governments ECO4 Scheme you could have over £30,000 worth of energy efficient improvements added to your home; making your house more environmentally friendly, lowering your energy bills and even raising the property value. What is ECO4? ECO4 is the fourth phase of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, a Government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain that requires large energy suppliers to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. Under this obligation large energy suppliers support the delivery of lifetime savings by installing energy efficiency measures in homes throughout the UK.  These measures include services like the installation of insulation, reducing the amount of heat that escapes your house and lessening the need to ramp up the radiators. Or the replacement of a gas boiler for an air source heat pump, which uses (you guessed it) air to heat your house and significantly lowers your energy bills. You can find out more about the ECO4 scheme through the OFGEM website. They administers the scheme on behalf of the Department for Energy, Business & Industrial Strategy. Who’s Eligible? The following allowances qualify for the ECO4 Scheme; Pension Guarantee Credit Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) Income Support Tax Credits (Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits) Housing Benefits Pension Savings Credit Universal Credit  But