About a third of all the heat lost in an uninsulated home escapes through the walls. Heat will always flow from a warm area to a cold one. In winter, the colder it is outside, the faster heat from your home will escape into the surrounding air.
Most houses built from the 1990’s onwards have wall insulation to keep the heat in, but if your house is older than that it may not have any wall insulation. If this is the case then you may be heating the outside air, instead of just heating your home. Most types of wall can be insulated in one way or another. If you have a typical house with cavity walls, you could save up to £160 per year in heating bills just from insulating the walls.
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.
The scheme began in April 2013, and over time it has been amended. The latest changes to the scheme occurred in 2017, and apply to measures installed from 1 April 2017. We have termed the latest version of the scheme as ECO2t.
What are the main obligations?
1. Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (CERO)
Under CERO, obligated suppliers must promote ‘primary measures’, including roof and wall insulation and connections to district heating systems. Some CERO must also be delivered in rural areas.
2. Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO)
Under HHCRO, obligated suppliers must promote measures which improve the ability of low income and vulnerable household to heat their homes.
How can good insulation benefit your home?1. Good home insulation in properties is key to achieving heating comfort for you home. It reduces both heat loss and heat gain, meaning home will be warmer in winter and cooler in the summer.
2. It can also decrease the demand on heating systems as you will require less energy to reach the same temperature when you have insulated your home, therefore cutting back on the heating costs.
3. A number of different types of insulation solutions are available, dependent on the type of property you live in, its construction type, your current energy costs, budget and your personal preference.
4. Its important to choose the right type of insulation for your home, including the correct combination of different insulation measures, so that you feel the benefits. Consumer Response offer free home surveys carried out by our team of insulation specialists that will give you all the advice you need to make the right decision.
How is insulation installed?To insulate your cavity walls, the installer drills small holes around 22mm in size at intervals of around 1m in the outside wall of your home. The installer then blows insulation into the cavity wall using special equipment. Once all the insulation is in, the installer fills the holes in the brickwork so you’ll barely notice them.
How to apply for home insulation?Please contact our energy experts on either 0121 712 78980 or firstname.lastname@example.org.