HOW TO GET ECO3 FUNDING?
3 SIMPLE STEPS
FREE SURVEY BY OUR TEAM
We will arrange a FREE survey by one of our qualified and certified surveyors, this will consist of a 10-15 minute inspection of your home's energy efficiency measures, home survey visits are designed to be minimally intrusive.
Once we have identified the measures that can be implemented, we will arrange for the installation works to be carried out with your approval and coordinate the works to maximise the convenience. On average, most works are completed in less than 3 days.
HOW IS ECO3 FUNDED?
The Government requires major energy suppliers to fund the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. This means that all the large energy suppliers are required to enhance energy efficiency across the United Kingdom in order to reduce the country's carbon emissions.
ECO3 is the latest version of the ECO scheme, targeting lower income households, it is part of the Government's strategy to enhance energy efficiency in households that are vulnerable to fuel poverty, where reduced heating costs makes the biggest difference to quality of life.
ECO3 FUNDING STATISTICS
Consumer protection magazine Which? found that installing loft insulation can reduce your energy bills by up to £215 per year. All heat rises, and in most houses more than 25% of the heat inside the home escapes through the roof, which makes loft insulation and room in roof insulation vital to improving your home's energy efficiency.
Part of our survey involves the inspection of existing loft insulation, in many cases (particulary if the thickness is less than 100mm) this loft insulation can be increased in order to improve the energy efficiency. Loft insulation is effective for an extremely long period of time, with some loft insulation remaining effective for at least 40 years.
The recommended thickness for loft insulation in the United Kingdom is 270mm, however we find that in a lot of properties that we survey have loft insulation that is either 100mm or less. Topping up the loft insulation to 270mm allows you to benefit from reducing your heating costs and effectively increasing the energy efficiency of your home.
One of the primary reasons that people avoid installing loft insulation is because the lofts are used for storage and laying installation over the top of the wooden joists that makeup the loft sometimes makes it difficult to lay boards on it thereby making the space unusable. Times have changed however and new techniques such as the use of rigid insulation boards and prebonded flooring can allow you to maximise the insulation of your loft whilst retaining the utility of the space.
WHAT MEASURES ARE FUNDED UNDER ECO3?
ECO3 funding is available for several measures including Cavity Wall Insulation, Gas Boiler Replacement/Upgrade, First Time Gas Connection, Heating Controls upgrade, Loft/Room-in-Roof Insulation, Solid Wall Insulation, External Insulation among others.