Green and sustainable living

Making your home more energy efficient

The Energy Company Obligation is a grant for energy saving improvements such as insulation and heating.

  • To check if you are eligible or for more information please visit:
  • Alternatively, you can call your own energy supplier as they may also have offers you can apply for. Your energy supplier’s contact details will be on your last bill.

You can also make changes to improve the efficiency of your home:

1. Loft insulation

If you have a loft that isn’t insulated, as much as a third of your heating costs could be escaping through your roof. Loft insulation is a very effective way to reduce your heating bills.

Find out more about loft insulation

2. Cavity wall insulation

Cavity wall insulation is a simple cost effective way to significantly reduce the amount of energy you need to heat your home. The average house could reduce heating costs by over a third.

Find out more abour cavity wall insulation

3. Central heating

Installing a new boiler and a full set of heating controls could save you up to £225 and 1.1 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year.

Find out more about central heating

4. Glazing

Installing double glazing can cut heat loss through windows by half, and can save £80 - £100 a year on your heating bills.

Find out more about glazing 

5. Draught proofing

Draught proofing is one of the cheapest and most efficient ways to save energy in any type of building, from a flat to a mansion.

Find out more about draught proofing

6. Solid wall insulation

Solid walls lose even more heat than cavity walls; the only way to reduce this heat loss is to insulate them on the inside or the outside. This will help create a more even temperature in your home, help prevent condensation on the walls and ceilings and can also reduce the amount of heat building up inside your home during summer hot spells.

Find out more about solid wall insulation