Free boilers which are energy efficient and reduce the cost of domestic fuel are now available throughout Dumfries & Galloway and the UK.
The boiler replacement scheme which comes under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) - Affordable Warmth initiative.
The energy efficiency scheme was developed to address fuel poverty in several areas and sections of society.
It is backed by the major power companies and both the Governments of Scotland and the UK.
Boiler Grants and funding for loft and cavity wall insulation are available for those on benefits, on low income or who live in fuel poverty areas.
If you meet the qualification criteria for low income households and your existing gas boiler is not of the condensing boiler type - you can have a new, ECO friendly and energy efficient boiler installed for free, saving hundreds each year on domestic energy costs. New ECO Boilers can be installed in a matter of a few weeks.
Apply for a Free Boiler in Dumfries & Galloway.
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Free cavity wall insulation grants in have been re-introduced as part of a new home energy saving insulation grant scheme. Currently cavity wall insulation is free for most people in Scotland for a limited period.
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is designed to tackle carbon emissions and fuel poverty.
The cavity wall insulation that is installed through the wall insulation grant scheme a man made fibre similar to loft insulation, but finely chopped so as to fit in between your walls. It is moisture proof and cannot pass dampness from your exterior wall to the interior wall via the cavity.
Installing cavity wall insulation is like putting a coat on your house. The insulation keeps the heat in, meaning that you can have your central heating on for less time, or turn in down to a lower level. This costs you less in gas / fuel bills and reduces harmful emissions which are released into the environment. Cavity wall insulation also keeps your home cooler in the summer.
Cavity Wall Insulation stops heat escaping out through the walls of your home. Around 35% of heat in the average home in Scotland and the UK is lost through the outer walls of the house. Under the current Government Insulation Grants Scheme, hundreds of thousands of Scottish and UK homeowners, landlords and private tenants qualify for a grant for cavity wall insulation.
If your home was built after 1920, it probably has walls with a gap or cavity between them. Cavity wall insulation fills that gap, keeping the warmth in to save energy. It can also help reduce condensation inside the house if this is a problem on your external walls.
Homes with Cavity Wall insulation can save up to £250.00 per year on fuel bills. These are estimated figures based on insulating a gas-heated, semi-detached home with three bedrooms. Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT)
Is cavity wall insulation suitable for your house?
Your house will usually be suitable for cavity wall insulation if:
its external walls are unfilled cavity walls
Approx 35% of heat loss in the average home is lost through the outer walls if cavity wall insulation is not present.
Applying for a Cavity Wall Insulation Grant is a simple process. A surveyor will call at your home. You fill out a form. Its Done.
If you think you already have Cavity Wall Insulation it is recommended that you ask an authorised Insulation Surveyor to check. It is a simple process. Fill in the Insulation Enquiry Form for more information.
Getting a free insulation grant in Scotland and the UK is a straightforward process. You can arrange an appointment with an authorised Energy Grants Surveyor by entering your details in the Insulation Grant Enquiry Form opposite.
A certified and approved insulation surveyor will then contact you to arrange a cavity wall survey. This involves drilling a small hole in your external wall and looking inside with a boroscope to see if your walls have a cavity and if they already have insulation.
The surveyor will then fill out a grant application and the cavity wall insulation company will then come and fill your walls.