Free Insulation, Boilers and Central Heating
You do not need to be in receipt of benefits to qualify for free home insulation in Dudley.
The government’s Energy Company Obligation scheme helps to reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.
A new part of the scheme called ‘flexible eligibility’ enables local authorities to set targets for energy suppliers to help fund the installation of energy-efficiency measures in qualifying households.
You can apply for support if you live in a property that is expensive to heat, or if you or somebody living with you are vulnerable to cold.
Qualifying criteria include:
- Someone in your home receives a qualifying benefit
- Household is on a low income.
- Your property has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E,F or G, or provides a qualifying score through our assessment
- You or somebody living in your property have a health condition that can be exacerbated by the cold
- You or somebody living in your property are pregnant or have a child aged under 5 or somebody living in your property are aged over 65
This is all part of the Governments Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme for free insulation and heating.
You could save £555* or more a year on energy bills just by bringing your insulation up to the level it should be and all FREE.
There are grants available for:
Approximately a quarter of the heat that you pay for is lost through the roof of an uninsulated home. Insulating your loft is one of the easiest, most cost-effective way of saving energy and reducing your heating bills. This means that every £100 you spend on heating £25.00 is wasted.
Room in roof or attic room insulation.
If your home has a room in the attic or loft space that is accessed by a proper staircase you could benefit from a grant covering the cost of having this fully insulated. Typically you may have a dormer window. Room In Roof or Attic room Insulation grants are part of the Energy Companies Obligation scheme.
Most of these rooms have very little or no insulation and can be very cold in the winter and also very hot in the summer. Insulating correctly means that not only are you warmer in the winter but also cooler in the summer and you can save £100`s on your energy bills.
Specially designed insulation is fitted to the sloping part of the room and insulation is fixed to the back of the vertical walls. A layer of plasterboard is then installed over the insulation material and plastered ready for decoration.
Things like skirting boards, radiators and light fitting are removed before insulating and replaced afterwards. There is very little disruption and the whole process is completed very quickly.
For more information visit our Free Room in Roof Insulation Page
Cavity wall insulation.
About a third of all the heat you pay for is lost in an uninsulated home. By properly insulating your cavity walls, you will save energy reduce your energy bills. This means that for every £100 you spend on heating £33 of this is being lost through the walls.
In general, houses built later than 1990 will have been built with some form of wall insulation. This is not always the case and we have surveyed many houses built much later than this that have no insulation in the cavity.
Houses in the UK mostly have either solid walls or cavity walls:
If your house was built after the 1920s, it is likely to have cavity walls. A cavity wall is made up of two walls with a gap in between, known as the cavity; the outer leaf is usually made of brick, and the inner layer of brick or concrete block.
Pre-1920 older houses are more likely to have solid walls. A solid wall has no cavity; each wall is a single solid wall, usually made of brick or stone.
On most occasions we use a graphite enhanced bonded bead insulation unless, after survey your home requires a different material. We will advise you of this. Bonded bead is the best form of insulation to use because it allows your walls to breathe and allows any moisture to drain out. It is also a better insulator than other types of insulation.
For more information visit our Cavity Wall Insulation page
Do I have Cavity Walls ?
If your home has cavity walls, the bricks will usually have an even pattern with all the bricks laid lengthways:
If your home has solid walls, the bricks will have an alternating pattern, with some bricks laid across the wall so you can see the smaller ends from the outside.
This is usually the case but not always if you are in doubt or perhaps your home is rendered fill in the form and we will check or carry out a survey for you free of charge.
Free Central Heating Grants
In January 2020 grant funding for free central heating was made available under the Governments Energy Company Obligation scheme. First time central heating grants are available now from the government as part of their energy efficiency scheme throughout the UK. This is available for both Homeowners and Private Tenants.
Click the button below to claim your grant for a brand new energy efficient boiler and central heating.
If you have no heating system or a system that doesn’t have a boiler and radiators then your home will be eligible for the grant.
What Are The Benefits Central Heating?
Free Central heating is cheaper to run saving you money on your heating bills. It is far more controllable, all of our central heating systems are installed with a full set of controls. This means that you can control the temperature in each room independently. You can set the heating to come on and switch off as you need so that you are not heating your home when you are not there. If you have a combination boiler you are not heating a tank full of water that you may not use.
Claim your grant for your by clicking the button below.
Insulation and Gas Connection
One requirement for your new central heating system is that your home is properly insulated. This only applies to cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and room in roof/attic room insulation. As part of your free survey we will check the levels of insulation in your home and if needed we will arrange for this to be upgraded free of charge.
We will also arrange for a new gas connection to your home free of charge so you will soon be warmer and saving money.
Click the link below to claim your grant.
Grants for Free replacement boilers.
There are still grants available for free boilers throughout the UK. We can install a free replacement, energy efficient boiler in qualifying households. Grants are limited and in some cases may require a contribution.
Grants are available for free replacement energy-efficient, condensing boilers with a full set of heating controls. This will reduce carbon emissions and can save around £300 per year on your fuel bills. This is part of the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO) scheme or “Affordable Warmth” which was put in place to reduce fuel poverty across the UK.
All installed boilers will be high efficiency
A rated boilers which will reduce your heating bills and your carbon footprint, helping the environment as well.
You are more likely to get a free boiler if insulation is installed at the same time. We have to check that your home has the right level of insulation. It is important that any heat that you pay for is kept in your home. This will help to cut your bills even more.
Grants are designed to pay for a free replacement boiler. If you need a conversion e.g a conventional to combination boiler or you need your boiler moving then a contribution will be required. You will still get a grant towards this saving you £100,s.
Click the link below to claim your grant while they are still available.