Winter Warmer Grants For Insulation
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The United Kingdom government has made a commitment to reduce Carbon dioxide pollution levels and give home-owners and private rented tenants’ grants for cavity wall insulation and grants for loft insulation. Wasted energy in residential homes is considered the number one contributor of Carbon Dioxide. We can create a cleaner environment by insulating your home […]
Wasted energy in residential homes is considered the number one contributor of Carbon Dioxide. We can create a cleaner environment by insulating your home which also wastes less energy. It also helps the individual who benefits by having decreased energy bills. Good insulation can help to reduce energy bills by about 25%
The program that can offer these grants is known as CERT (Carbon Emission Reduction Target). The work is carried out by a local company who then puts in a claim to be paid for the work. Grants of up to 100% are offered. Many people on a means tested benefit or those aged over 70 would normally meet the criteria to have the work carried out totally free. You can get a cavity wall insulation grant in Warminster and other towns in the county. Grants for loft insulation in Warminster and other towns are also available.
The procedure to apply for a grant is easy. The customer should contact a local company or surveying agency who is involved in this program. To check if the property is suitable, a Home Assessor will have to visit the property. The amount of grant that you’re eligible for will be determined by your Home Assessor. You’ll be advised of the insulation improvements that are required.
Both cavity wall insulation and loft insulation are established solutions that have a quick pay back time. If your home was constructed after 1930’s it would probably have cavity walls. A survey is going to be needed to determine if your property is suitable.
If you agree to the offer, your authorised installer will schedule a date with you to carry out the work. It only takes around half a day to complete most jobs. A 25-year guarantee is given on cavity wall installations.
Because this is a government backed program, there is also a high level of quality inspections after the work is actually completed. This ensures that customers get high quality workmanship. Any installer that fails to meet these quality standards can be removed from the program.
Different companies have varying procedures to install the insulation. The homeowner can chose to have a surveying organisation perform the initial inspection. The surveying firm can then recommend the best company in that area to do the job. Because a surveying firm is normally independent, the householder will get the best recommended product and a local authorised organization best suited to their home. You can search on-line for insulation grants in your city.
These grant subsidies are soon to be superceded by a new government program called Green Deal. The Green Deal will cover more energy saving measures, for example boilers, external wall insulation and renewable technologies including solar pv, solar thermal, bio mass, ground source heat pumps. Any grants provided under Green Deal will be repayable through the customer’s electricity bills. Grants issued under CERT are not repayable.
Up to March 2012 over 3,000,000 properties had benefited by having cavity wall insulation or loft insulation says the official report from The Energy Savings Trust.
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