Could the Green Deal work for you?


Want to lower your environmental impact and your energy bills? Now we can all do our bit for the planet with the launch of new government initiatives designed to help you make your home more energy efficient and therefore lower both your CO2 emissions and the size of your monthly energy bill.

Launched earlier this year, the Green Deal scheme offers you the chance to undertake a range of energy-efficiency improvements at no upfront cost. You then pay for the work through a small levy on your energy bills, which means that when the energy efficiency savings are taken into account you are still quids in.

The government is also offering a cash-back deal potentially worth hundreds of pounds to the first households to take up the scheme, and you may qualify for a package of free or subsidised improvements under the so-called ECO scheme.

So how can you find out if your home is suitable for a Green Deal makeover and check if you qualify for the additional support? The answer is to seek out advice on the Green Deal service and look into undertaking a Green Deal assessment. Thankfully, it is easy to get this advice and a new online service from the charity Groundwork makes it possible to easily identify Green Deal providers in your area, work out whether you might be eligible for ECO grants and pick up some top tips on energy saving.

You'll feel the benefits too. By installing things like an energy-efficient boiler, draught proofing and loft and cavity wall insulation, your home or business becomes warmer, cosier and easier to heat.

Find out more about initiatives in your local area and discover your options here.

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