British winters can be very unpleasant especially if you are elderly and your heating system is not efficient at keeping the heat in your home. Over the past couple of years Britain has seen some very snowy and chilly winters, meaning a lot of people spend much of their income on their homes, trying to keep as warm as possible, this expense around the Christmas period can cause huge financial strains on families and lower income households such as pensioners.
If you are elderly and find yourself staying at home a lot and constantly having to keep your heating on, at your own expense, The Green Deal scheme can help you stay warm throughout the cold winter as well as cut the cost of your bills.
The Green Deal has been launched to reduce the demand for energy by aiming to reduce energy waste. Of the total energy we use in our home, around three quarters is used for heating both rooms and water. The Climate Change Act 2008 legislated for a reduction in carbon emissions of 34% by 2020 and 80% by 2050, compared to 1990.
The Green Deal scheme offers home owners and businesses the chance to make energy efficient improvements without having to pay any upfront costs. Instead, the Green Deal takes payments through instalments on the energy bill. In addition, it is only the current bill-payer who the payment applies to, if they move out of the building, then it falls to the next owner to take over the bills, simply put, the loan stays with the property not the individual. Once the improvements have been paid for, the charge is removed from the energy bill.
There are several home improvements we will install around your home, for a full list visit our website. To help you keep your house warmer of longer you may need a new boiler. If your boiler is old, it may be inefficient, so updating your heating system will provide a warmer home and less energy used to produce the heat. The average cost to replace a boiler is around £2300 which many people can’t afford. The Green Deal allows you to have all this improvement put in place without any upfront cost.
Double Glazing is also a great way to help keep the heat in and the cold out. Double glazing qualifies as an energy savings scheme under the Green Deal. Large amounts of heat can be lost through glass but double glazing panes trap air between them and act as an insulator. This type of green deal home improvement is well worth considering, as adding double glazing to a property can also increase the worth of the property by a considerable amount.
If you are interested in The Green Deal Scheme don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 080 7997 or fill in our online homeowners form.