Ensure your home is fully insulated before winter sets in
did you know that if your house is not properly insulated, you may be able to get free loft and cavity wall insulation worth £700? As a result of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), a government initiative to help reduce carbon emissions, providers must deliver energy-efficiency measures, sometimes on a means-tested basis.
The scheme is focused on cavity wall and loft insulation, where insulating mineral wool is placed in cavities or under the rafters to prevent heat from escaping – saving up to £300 on energy bills per year. Check if you qualify by calling the Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234 in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, or 0808 808 2282 in Scotland.