Free home insulation

You could be eligible for loft and cavity wall insulation.

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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
Loft insulation £215 950kg

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.

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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.

Free cavity wall insulation
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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.

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FAQ's open/close

How much money can you save from insulating your home?

According to the Energy Saving Trust, having your cavity walls and loft insulated properly could save you up to £565 a year, depending on your energy prices as well as your energy consumption.

Where and how does heat actually leave my home?

Most heat loss in your home occurs through walls or the roof, but it’s also lost through windows, gaps around the door and through the floor.

How does home insulation work?

Home insulation material has been designed to slow heat flow. In simpler terms, the material has been designed so that heat cannot easily pass through it and escape.

Are home insulation grants available?

You can see if you qualify for a free home insulation under the government's Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. 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.

The ECO scheme has been set up for the larger energy suppliers to help improve the energy efficiency ratings of UK homes.

Simply complete our online eligibility checker to see if you qualify.

I have a new boiler - why do I need home insulation as well?

One of the biggest energy problems we have in Great Britain is we don’t understand energy efficiency enough. To ensure our homes are performing to their maximum energy efficient potential and to make sure our energy bills are as low as they can be, all major improvements that can help the energy efficiency of a home need to be made.

This means if you have a well performing, high energy efficient boiler but have poor wall and/or loft insulation, you will not achieve the property’s energy efficiency potential. So you should make sure all improvements are made to feel the full benefits.

Is home insulation really important?

Yes. The government have said that more than one home every minute will need to refurbished between now and 2050 to meet the required insulation standards.

Currently a third of all emissions come from heating draughty homes, which is why home insulation is so desperately needed to help fix this problem. It’ll also help the UK hit their carbon reduction target of 80%.

Read more on the importance of insulation;
BBC - UK 'must insulate 25 million homes'
Energy Saving Trust - Explore how you can insulate your home
MSE - Free insulation and boilers

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