There’s no hiding the fact that energy bills have risen ridiculous amounts over the past year, with many households struggling to keep their house warm despite the icy cold winter we’ve just had (that most certainly lasted too long for anyone’s liking).
Thankfully, here at UK Energy Management, we offer a number of solutions to help you improve the energy efficiency of your home without breaking the bank. Not only will this help to reduce your energy bills, but increased energy efficiency will also lessen your environmental impact.
Introduced in April 2022, the government-backed ECO4 scheme offers funding support to families like yours who may be struggling to cope with the ongoing energy crisis. Targeted at low-income households and vulnerable individuals, if your property falls within the efficiency bands E, F or G and you’re eligible for support from this scheme, then you could be entitled to upgraded insulation and central heating improvements – all FREE of charge.
All you need to do is register your interest with us, then we’ll take care of the rest for you, including checking your eligibility, enrolling you into the scheme and ensuring all your energy-efficiency home improvements are carried out by qualified tradespeople.
Many people overlook the effectiveness of insulation, especially in the run up to summer when they think it is not needed. This is not the case, however. Cavity wall insulation is incredibly effective at improving the energy efficiency in your home – not only does it keep the heat in when it’s cold, but it also keeps the heat out when it’s hot.
By having cavity wall insulation installed in your home, you will be saving money on your gas and electric bills from not needing to have the heating on so high or for so long in the colder months and not needing to keep fans plugged in and running so much in the hotter months. Doing so would be unnecessarily sending money down the drain, since 35% of the warmth generated by your central heating will escape directly through your cavity walls and be wasted if you don’t have insulation installed.
If you have electrical heating in your home, whether that be radiators, towel rails or underfloor heating, investing in a smart control thermostat is a great way to control these wirelessly from anywhere in the world.
With the WiserTM app and thermostat, you are able to control and set the temperature in all of your rooms independently. Furthermore, you can also control this when you’re not at home, meaning you can set the heating to come on in your desired rooms right before you get home or turn it down if you’ll be out longer than intended. Controlling your heating this way means you only heat up the rooms in your home when necessary rather than wasting energy, which can reduce your energy bills by up to £450! This is helped further by the optional energy saving eco modes that are also available.
To check your eligibility for free heating upgrades or for more information, get in touch with us here at UK Energy Management today.