Support in Achieving a Warmer, Smarter & Energy-Efficient Home

Find out more about the actions you can take now to make your home more energy-efficient


Energy Efficient Home Campaign

The Government is helping families become more energy-efficient. Through their new campaign, they're highlighting the actions you can take to turn your house into a more energy-efficient home.

From heat pumps to solar panels, find out what you can do.

Heat Pump

Heat Pumps

A Government grant could help you replace your boiler with a new heat pump.

Heat pumps use proven technology to provide homes with cleaner electricity and are significantly more efficient than traditional boilers so help reduce your home’s energy usage. The Energy Saving Trust suggests a 70% carbon reduction when compared with a traditional gas boiler.

A heat pump takes heat from the air or ground at a low temperature, increases that heat to a higher temperature, and transfers it into your home to provide heating and hot water. The two main types are air and ground source.

Click here to find out if your home is suitable for a heat pump.

Through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, you could get a grant to cover £7,500 off the cost of a heat pump in England and Wales.

Check if you’re eligible and find out how to apply for the grant.

The scheme is only available in England and Wales. If you live in Scotland, you can access funding to make energy-efficient home improvements through Home Energy Scotland.

If you live in Northern Ireland, you might be able to get a grant to replace your boiler.

roof and loft insulation

Roof & Loft Insulation

Families in lower council tax bands with less energy-efficient homes will be offered vital upgrades - such as roof, loft or cavity wall insulation - which could cut their annual energy bill by an average of between £300 to £400. 

Loft insulation is one of the most straightforward and effective ways to save money on your energy bills – a quarter of heat is lost through the roof of an uninsulated home. You can either do this yourself or ask a professional.

If you have no insulation, adding the recommended 300mm thickness could save you up to £270 a year. If you have some insulation, boosting it to 300mm could save you up to £32 a year.

Installation costs are generally between £400 and £1,200 and the measure could last up to 42 years, meaning potential total savings of up to £11,340.

The 300,000 set to benefit come on top of the 2.4 million homes that have so far benefited from new energy efficiency measures under existing support schemes as part of the government’s ongoing efforts to protect the most vulnerable across the country.

You might be able to get free or cheaper insulation for your home with the government’s Great British Insulation Scheme

Cavity Wall Insulation

Cavity Wall Insulation

Cavity wall insulation could save you up to £300 a year.

Installation costs are generally between £1,000 and £3,000 and the measure could last up to 42 years, meaning potential total savings of up to £12,600.

This type of insulation helps to keep heat inside your home, making it more comfortable and lowering your heating costs. Compared to other types of insulation, it can be relatively quick to install, with no mess or inconvenience.

You might be able to get free or cheaper insulation for your home with the government’s Great British Insulation Scheme.

Solar Panels

Solar Panels

Install solar panels on your roof to save up to £580 per year.

Installation costs are generally between £5,000 and £8,000 and the panels could last around 25 years, meaning potential lifetime savings of up to £14,500.

Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity using photovoltaic cells. These cells create an electric field when exposed to sunlight, causing electrons to flow and generate a current. An inverter converts this current from direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC), which can power appliances or be stored in batteries. Solar panels harness the sun's energy and turn it into usable electricity.

Energy Saving tips

Additional Energy-Saving Tips

Install smart thermostats and heating controls to save up to £30 a year

Smart thermostats and heating controls offer greater flexibility and control over your energy use. Smart controls do everything that conventional heating controls do but are connected to the internet and offer more functionality such as allowing you to adjust your temperature settings when you’re not at home via a smartphone.

Upgrade to more energy-efficient appliances to save on your energy bills

All electrical appliances such as fridges, freezers, washing machines, dishwashers and TVs have an energy rating A-G, A being high and G lowest. A higher rating means the device is more energy efficient. You can compare models by how much electricity they use. For example, upgrading from a C rated washing machine to an A rated one could reduce the energy you use to wash your clothes by 25%.

Upgrade to double glazing to save up to £145 a year

According to our checker tool, upgrading from single to double glazing could reduce the cost of your bills by £145 a year. It will also reduce cold draughts and sound pollution from outside.

Install underfloor insulation to save up to £115 a year

Floor insulation can not only make floors feel warmer and more comfortable in your home, but it can also help reduce your heating bills. 

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*The figures above are based on a typical installation in the most common property type – a semi-detached house. The costs and savings you experience will be affected by your circumstances, how often you heat your home, the details of the installations and energy prices. The savings displayed are based on the October 2022 energy price cap. As energy prices change, so will the estimates of savings.