How well insulated is your home? You might think it's pretty toasty, but with as many as 25 million UK properties not expected to meet government standards by mid-century, it might not be as well-insulated as you think.
Making sure your loft and cavity walls are well insulated is a big step to a warmer, more energy-efficient home, and could help save money on your energy bills too. How? Well, most heat is lost through your roof and walls, so without proper insulation, it's escaping as soon as you turn the heating on. Cavity wall insulation and loft insulation are amongst the most effective ways to reduce this heat loss from your home.
Under the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) Scheme, you could be eligible for free home insulation – and you don’t have to be an npower customer to apply. The improvements made to your home can add up to these sorts of savings on your energy bill:
|Measure||Annual saving per year (￡)||C02 saving per year|
|Cavity wall insulation||￡250||1110kg|
Source: Energy Saving Trust 2018. These are estimated figures based on insulating a gas-heated, detached house. Figures are based on fuel prices as April 2018.
You may qualify for free insulation
You can see if you qualify for free loft insulation, free cavity wall insulation and other home improvements by using our online eligibility checker. If you are and you’d like to progress this application further you can choose whether or not you want us to pass your information to our trusted provider 0800 Repair^ who may be able to help you further.
Why is home insulation so important?
Correctly insulating your home is one of the best ways to make sure your home is warm in the winter and cooler in the summer months - it can also save you up to 40% on your heating bills. The effect of having a home with poor insulation is like going out on the coldest day of the year without a hat or a coat on.
Unfortunately, across the country there are a lot of homes with very poor insulation and as result, they have higher energy bills and a lower energy efficiency rating than they could have.
Over the last few years, the people of Great Britain have made big improvements to the energy efficiency of their homes through buying energy efficient household appliances, but what many people don’t realise is that one of the best improvements you can make is to install cavity wall and loft insulation - and if you’re eligible it can be done for free.