The Green Deal is a governmentally funded deal which is aimed at improving the heating insulation of households while also making them more environmental-friendly. These improvements involve solid wall insulation, double glazing, boilers, cavity wall and floor insulation.
The best way for you to save money next winter is to make these improvements. It will prevent heat from leaking out, and use less energy than your existing solutions.
How do I apply for a green deal?
The first step is to get a Green Deal Assessment. This involves an advisor visiting your home to see what kind of home improvements are possible and whether or not these are likely to be cost-efficient.
The Green Deal
A way for home owners and tenants to pay for home improvements
This scheme is a loan system that lets you pay for improvements over time through your electricity bill. Repayments will be no more than what a typical household should save in energy costs and must adhere to the 'Golden Rule'.
The Golden rule
The Golden rule is intended to protect the property owner and act as the back bone of the entire scheme. It states that the energy savings a property makes in a 25 year period must be equal to or more than the cost of implementing the changes in the first place. This ensures that the property owner is not paying back more to partake in the Green Deal than they are saving on their energy bills.
Green Deal Improvements
External & Internal Solid Wall Insulation
Cavity Wall Insulation
Replacement Gas Condensing Boilers
Replacement Windows and Doors
Ways you can improve your Home through the Green Deal:
Older Boilers tend to lose a lot of heat so they use a lot of energy. High efficiency condensing boilers recover a lot of heat so they use less energy.
Solar panels can capture energy and turn it into electricity or heat for your home. You can also benefit from the government feed in tariff (FIT)
How to get a Green Deal:
1. Get an Assessment
One of our Green Deal Assessors will come to your home, talk to you about your energy use and see if you could benefit from making energy efficiency improvements to your home.
Your Assessor will recommend improvements that are appropriate for your property and indicate whether they are expected to pay for themselves through reduced energy bills.
We will put you in touch with a Green Deal Provider who will discuss with you whether a Green Deal Plan is right for you and quote for the recommended improvements. You can get as many quotes as you like and you don't have to choose all of the recommendations made to you.
A Green Deal Plan will then be written up and this plan is a contract between you and the provider - it sets out the work that will be done and the repayments.
Once you have agreed to a Green Deal Plan we will arrange for the improvements to be made.
You can now start to enjoy a more energy efficient home. Your Green Deal repayments will be automatically added to the electricity bill for the home.
Independant and impartial advice about the Green Deal can be obtained on 0300 123 1234 or at www.gov.uk/greendeal