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Heating and insulation

Did you know over 50% of the heat loss from an average home, is through the roof and walls?

Energy efficiency is about using energy in your home in a way to make sure you are warm and comfortable without wasting resources and money.

Home insulation

Over three quarters of the energy used in a typical UK home is for water or space heating. In poorly insulated homes a lot of heat escapes through walls, roofs and windows, meaning that it costs you more to keep your home warm. By insulating your home you can make significant savings on your energy bill.

Our Coldbusters scheme offers discount loft and cavity wall insulation to all residents in the borough and will provide this for free to those in receipt of certain benefits and to those aged 60 or above.

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Draft proofing

Draught proofing is a cheap and very cost effective way to reduce your heating bills. If you don’t have double or secondary glazing, your home is probably losing up to 20% of its heat through gaps in your doors and windows. They are easy to fit and a good DIY store will be able to advise you on which products are suitable for your home.

The Green Deal

The Green Deal is a scheme which aims to remove the upfront cost of making energy efficiency improvements in your home to reduce your bills.

Many energy saving measures are covered by the scheme and you can be repaid through the predicted savings you make on your utility bills.

More about The Green Deal

Updated: 14 September 2020