Did you know U.K homes lose heat up to 3 times faster than other European countries?
A 2020 study has found the average U.K household struggles to stay warm compared to some of our European neighbours*, resulting in British heating systems having to work harder to maintain their temperature.
Poorly insulated homes, combined with the price of fuel skyrocketing amid the Cost-of-Living crisis, has meant that U.K homes are forking out a small fortune to keep warm this winter.
With 6.7 million U.K households already in fuel poverty, this figure is due to increase to 8.4 million**, forcing a huge portion of our population to choose between food or fuel.
The good news is, with the help of insulation and other energy-saving measures, it’s possible to keep the cold out and save money on your energy bills.
Home improvement measures like Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) can help you save up to £540 a year on your bills by reducing heat loss from walls, which account for roughly 30% of lost heat. Other, less invasive
measures like Loft Insulation can save a further £355 on average.
It’s no secret that making these changes to your home can be expensive, sometimes costing up to £16,000 for larger-scale improvements like SWI. This extra cost can be a real issue for low-income households already struggling with maintenance costs.
Nottingham Energy Partnership are working with local councils in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire to secure free grants for these energy-saving measures.
These can be life-changing for those living in poorly insulated homes and facing financial constraints.
Take a look at our Case Study video of Jack and Elisha. Our Green Grants Team helped the young couple from Gedling save over £16,500*** when they received SWI for FREE this summer.
If you’d like to know what services we may be able to offer, visit our mini-guides page and find out facts and savings for a range of energy-saving measures, from Solar PV to Loft Insulation .
To find out if you may be eligible for free home improvement grants, call us on 0115 947 2207, or visit GHGLADsNottsDerby.com.
*Figures from Tado – View article
** Estimations from National Energy Action
***Updated figures from National Grid