Free home insulation
Find out how much you could save
Under the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) Scheme, you can see if you’re eligible for free home insulation in minutes by completing our online application form. If you are and you’d like to progress this application further you can choose whether or not you want us to pass your information to our trusted provider 0800 Repair^ who may be able to help you further.
The improvements made to your home can add up to these sorts of savings on your energy bill.
|Measure||Annual saving per year (£)||CO2 saving per year|
|Cavity wall insulation||£250||1110kg|
Source: Energy Saving Trust 2018. These are estimated figures based in insulating a gas-heated, detached house. Figures are based on fuel prices as April 2018.
Wall and loft insulation are amongst the most effective ways to reduce heat loss from your home and can really help to reduce your energy bills. Think of cavity wall insulation as a big coat for your house; the cavity between the two external walls is filled, preventing heat from escaping outside. Loft insulation acts in a similar way, preventing heat from escaping through the roof.
Cavity Wall Insulation
Cavity wall insulation acts in the same way as your big coat you wear on a cold day. Filling the gap between the two external walls helps prevent warmth from escaping from your home in the same way your coat prevents heat escaping from your body.
Some quick facts:
- It is generally suitable for properties built after the 1930s, where the external walls are made up of two layers with a small 'cavity' between them.
- The insulation is installed by drilling small holes in the mortar between the bricks and then pumping in the insulation material. This will take a couple of hours. The holes are then filled back in.
Loft insulation acts in the same way as a woolly hat. A woolly hat stops heat from your body escaping through the top of your head. Likewise, the heat in your home will rise but loft insulation will help prevent it all escaping through your roof.
Some quick facts:
- Loft insulation usually takes a couple of hours to install. It is simply rolled out and laid flat across the loft floor, between and over the joists if they are visible.
Please take care when measuring your current level of insulation.
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