Insulating houses with the Green Homes Grant
Updated: Aug 25, 2020
Are you eligible for insulating with the Green Homes Grant?
From September until March 2021 the government are offering vouchers that pay two-thirds of the cost of energy-efficient home improvements up to the value of £5,000 under the Green Homes Grant.
The Green Homes Grants are designed to allow homeowners, social and private landlords vouchers to install the following:-
air source or ground source heat pump
Provided householders do one of the above, they are able to use their grant vouchers for additional measures such as:-
double or triple glazing/secondary glazing, when replacing single glazing
upgrading to energy-efficient doors
hot water tank/appliance tank thermostats/heating controls
With a combination of measures, such as insulation, low-carbon heating and solar thermal, it is expected that families could save up to £600 a year on their energy bills.
How to apply for a Green Homes Grant & what you need to know
Works must be undertaken by TrustMark or Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) registered tradespeople. This is to ensure that the work is completed to high standards and the homeowners are fully protected.
According to the government “Households will be able to choose from approved tradespeople in their areas to carry out the work, but only approved and accredited installers will be able to be commissioned, ensuring high standards and consumer protection.”
Applications to Simple Energy Advice Service will provide insight into the best way to improve the energy efficiency of your home while making the most of the support funding available.
While the Green Homes Grant provides a benefit to 600,000 households it also is designed to have an impact on the environment by reducing fuel bills and carbon emission.
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