Author : Leana Aristodemou
The UK government is helping homeowners achieve the 100 percent carbon neutral objective through different measures like the Energy Company Obligation 'ECO' scheme. Households can seek grants to support home upgrades through the ECO4 scheme to enhance energy efficiency. The energy efficiency scheme works on the principle that the energy suppliers should install measures to minimize energy bills. Large energy distribution companies can fund eligible UK households to install energy efficiency measures under the Energy Company Obligation scheme.
The Energy Company Obligation scheme is helpful for eligible households in the UK struggling to manage high heating costs. The ECO scheme enables them to install free home heating and insulation upgrades. Access to the funds for home upgrades is only an application away for eligible homeowners in the UK.
Here are the prominent advantages of the ECO4 scheme:
What energy efficiency home improvements are there grants for in the UK?
Insulation is the most logical and practical solution to improve the warmth and lower monthly energy bills. You can save on energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint by insulating:
Home insulation also includes cavity wall extraction measures. These insulation upgrades can help annual savings of up to 1,800. The insulation upgrades depend on your household. Insulation upgrade is the priority as the ECO4 scheme aims at making homes more energy efficient.
The ECO4 scheme includes heating upgrades like installing green heating systems. These are biomass boilers and air-source heat pumps. Households can achieve up to a twenty-five percent reduction in their monthly energy bills by replacing conventional boilers with these advanced heating systems. However, repairing the existing boilers can serve the purpose if a replacement is not essential. The ECO4 scheme covers boiler repair, which helps improve its energy efficiency. It involves restoration, diagnostics, and cleaning of the present boiler.
The ECO4 scheme aims to help households struggling with high fuel poverty by improving energy efficiency and reducing monthly energy costs. The eligibility criteria to benefit from the ECO4 scheme cover low-income households. The person must meet these criteria to qualify for the ECO4 scheme:
Eligible UK households can derive a broad spectrum of benefits with the ECO4 scheme. The home upgrades enhance energy efficiency while reducing the monthly energy bills significantly. The free energy upgrades include central heating upgrades, wall insulation, boiler repair or replacements, and installation of green energy systems. The energy efficiency upgrades are helpful to improve the EPC rating besides a considerable reduction in energy bills. Qualifying UK households can enjoy better living conditions, lower energy bills, and the satisfaction of contributing to the government's 100 percent carbon-neutral goal.
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