FREE SOLAR PV PANELS AND AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

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Government Funding for Solar Panels and Air Source Heat Pumps

With the Government advocating increasingly for the nation to achieve Net-Zero, Government-funded options have been introduced to assist in enhancing the housing stock of the UK.

This is primarily carried out via the government's ECO Scheme, and individuals meeting the qualifying criteria established by Ofgem (specifically those on a qualifying benefit) can have anything from Insulation to Solar Panels and Heat Pumps installed in their homes.

For those living in Scotland, there is also the choice of applying for a Home Energy Scotland or Warmer Homes Scotland Grant or Loan to assist in covering the expenses of any improvements you wish to have undertaken. You must initially apply through the Home Energy Scotland website for this, whereas with ECO it is possible to go directly to an installer who can claim the funding directly from the Government.

For more information on these schemes, click on the links below. Or take the first step in applying by completing the Suitability Survey on this page.

Government Grants and Loans Available For Eco Home Improvements

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INSULATION

Insulation is a crucial element in enhancing energy efficiency and comfort in buildings. Room In Roof Insulation transforms attics, Internal Wall Insulation adds thermal resistance, Underfloor Insulation minimizes heat loss beneath floors, and Loft Insulation reduces energy consumption by creating a barrier under the roof, collectively optimizing living spaces.

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SOLAR PANELS

Solar panels elevate home energy efficiency by converting sunlight into electricity, reducing dependence on conventional power sources. Harnessing clean and renewable solar energy, these panels contribute to lower energy bills, environmental sustainability, and a greener lifestyle, making homes more energy-efficient and environmentally responsible.

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AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS

Air Source Heat Pumps enhance home energy efficiency by extracting heat from ambient air and transferring it indoors. This eco-friendly technology provides sustainable heating, reducing reliance on traditional heating methods. Lower energy consumption, cost savings, and reduced carbon footprint make these pumps a vital component of modern, efficient homes.

Take the first step in applying by completing the Suitability Survey on this page.

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Friendly Consultation

After getting in touch with us regarding your interest in our services, we will schedule a friendly consultation where we can offer completely free advice without any obligation. This will be an opportunity for you to ask any questions or voice any concerns you may have.

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Technical Survey

Once the initial consultation is complete and you decide to proceed with the installation, we'll need to visit your home to carry out a technical survey. This process typically takes around 45 minutes, and it will help us ensure that the installation proceeds as smoothly as possible.

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Installation

Finally, we will proceed with the installation. You can have peace of mind knowing that our engineers are highly trained professionals with over 15 years of experience in solar installations. All work is carried out to the highest of standards, with minimal disruption.

Call us today on 0800 193 0026 to discuss your requirements with a friendly member of our team or click here to send us a message

Find out more about the funding options

ECO FUNDING AND ECO LA FLEX FUNDING

Under the Government's ECO Scheme, qualifying home owners and private tenants can have home insulation, renewables and even heating systems installed either free of charge, or heavily reduced.

What is the Government's ECO Scheme?

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a UK Government energy efficiency scheme to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. It means that energy companies are obliged to fund energy efficiency measures in the homes of those who can least afford the cost of these upgrades. If you would like to find out more about the Government's ECO Scheme, please see the below link to Ofgem's website.

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What are the requirements for ECO Funding?

ECO funding may be available to anyone at any income level, when they are in receipt of certain benefits. These benefits requirements are mentioned below and regulated by the governing body Ofgem.

In order to benefit from ECO 4 you must own your own home or have the permission of your landlord or management company and be in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Child Benefit
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Income Related Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Working Tax Credit (WTC)
  • Child Tax Credits (CTC)
  • Universal Credit (UC)
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit Savings

What is the Governments ECO Flex Scheme?

The ECO Flex Scheme helps those householders who are not in receipt of means tested benefits but who are living on a low income and are vulnerable to the effects of living in a cold home. Under ECO4 Flex, a participating Local Authority (LA), can refer private tenure households that it considers to be living in fuel poverty or on a low income and vulnerable to the effects of living in a cold home. If you would like to find out more about the Government's ECO LA Flex Scheme, please see the below link to Ofgem's website.

What are the requirements for ECO Flex Funding?

If you aren't eligible for ECO Funding, you may still have access to a grant through ECO Flex Funding. Criteria for ECO Flex Funding is set by local councils, but as a general rule the Government threshold is having less than £26,000 in savings.

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HOME ENERGY SCOTLAND

By going through the Home Energy Scotland scheme, property owners who do not qualifiy under the ECO Scheme can apply for a grant funding for works on their homes.

What is the Home Energy Scotland scheme?

Home Energy Scotland are funded by the Scottish Government and offer grants and interest-free loans for a whole range of energy saving, bill-reducing, low-carbon technology from loft insulation to heat pumps.

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WARMER HOMES SCOTLAND

You might be able to get funding from the Scottish Government to make energy efficiency improvements, like new heating or insulation if you do not qualify for the ECO Scheme.

What is the Warmer Homes Scotland programme?

The Scottish Government’s Warmer Homes Scotland programme offers funding and support to households struggling to stay warm and keep on top of energy bills.

The programme is accessed by contacting Home Energy Scotland, who will check what support is available. If your household is eligible, we will then make a referral to the managing agent.

Who is the programme for?

Warmer Homes Scotland is designed to help people make their homes warmer and more comfortable by installing a range of energy saving improvements. The Scottish Government is offering assistance to homeowners and private sector tenants struggling to heat their home, who have lived in their home for at least six months, and who meet the eligibility criteria.

What's available through the scheme?

The improvements offered will depend on a survey of the home. Assessors will come to your home to survey it and will recommend improvements suitable for the home, which could include a range of insulation and heating.

In most cases all costs will be met by the Scottish Government. Please note, funding cannot be accessed for work that's already been carried out. All home improvements funded by Warmer Homes Scotland must be managed by the approved installer. Completion of the Warmer Homes Scotland self assessment form does not guarantee that your application will be successful. All applications are subject to the availability of Scottish Government funding.

In some cases a customer contribution will be required for more expensive improvements, such as solid wall insulation. An interest free loan is available to help meet the costs of the customer contribution. The loan is subject to a credit check and includes an administration fee. More information about the loan will be provided if there is a customer contribution to pay. The loan is managed by Energy Saving Trust for the Scottish Government.

Potential improvements include:
  • Wall insulation
  • Loft insulation
  • Draught-proofing
  • Central heating (inc. new gas boilers)
  • Renewables

Warmer Homes Scotland Self-Assessment

You can check your eligibility using this self-assessment tool and, if the tool suggests that you are eligible, you can submit a self-assessment.

Want to find out more information?

Visit the Home Energy Scotland website for more information.

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An energy efficient home starts with insulation

Ensuring our homes are adequately heated is crucial, but it's equally vital to reduce heat loss from our buildings.

The loss of heat contributes to higher energy bills, and with escalating costs, maximizing the energy efficiency of your home has become more crucial than ever.

Find out more about the various types of insulation available via the links below:

- Internal Wall Insulation
- Room In Roof Insulation
- Loft Insulation
- Underfloor Insulation

To schedule a free survey for your property, first complete the Suitability Survey on this page, and a team member will contact you.

Alternatively, you can visit the Contact page on the website and send us a message.

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We're with you at every step, from quote through to installation

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1. Complete our Suitability Survey
providing details of your current heating system and energy usage

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2. A friendly advisor will contact you
to establish which solutions are best for you

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3. Arrange a free home assessment
by a fully accredited energy efficiency surveyor

process 4 installation

4. Installation of your new system
by our team of experienced and qualified installers

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