Many properties in rural areas will now be eligible for free insulation, thanks to new funding sources.
Our friends at Moneysupermarket.com sent us over this little beauty recently. It’s an infographic that explains in detail how much carbon and money a typical home can save by making a few home improvements.
Since the CERT funding scheme came to an end last year, we’ve had several people ask us if there will still be funding for free insulation in 2013.
For some years now, companies such as ours have been offering free retro-fitting of cavity wall insulation as part of a government effort to reduce the country’s carbon emissions. Normally this is done by drilling a few small holes into the walls of a house and blowing rockwool insulation into the cavity. This can be done if the cavity is wider than 50mm. But what if your walls have narrow cavities? Is there an alternative? What is the minimum depth that you can have cavity wall insulation?
The “U-value” is a mysterious new piece of jargon used in our industry, that often leaves people confused. What are U-values, how do they affect your home, and what can you do to reduce them?
This month the government have introduced ECO Funding. ECO stands for “Energy Company Obligation”. It is similar to the current CERT scheme, which will eventually be phased out. Or in the words of our Sales & Marketing Director Barney — ECO is like CERT, but on steroids!
The Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) was introduced in August 2008, and is the main source of funding for the free products we offer at Go Greena. The infographic below illustrates the impact CERT has made over the last four years.
If you’ve seen the news today, you may have heard that British Gas have just announced that their gas and electricity prices are rising by about 6%. The rise is due to come into effect on 16th November, and will bump up the average dual fuel bill by a rather painful £80. SEE have also announced that their prices will rise by an average of 9%. With this is mind, it’s more important than ever that you do what you can to reduce the cost of heating your home.