How To Improve Energy Efficiency In Your Home

If you are a homeowner or landlord then you may want to look at ways how to improve energy efficiency in your home or rental property. In 2021, the Government launched the Green Homes Grant voucher to help towards the cost of installing energy efficient improvements to your home.

The Green Homes Grant

The government scheme produces vouchers to cover up to two-thirds of the cost of your chosen improvements, with a maximum government contribution of £5,000.

100 per cent of the cost of your chosen improvements will be covered by the government if you or someone in your household, receives certain benefits. The maximum overall government contribution is £10,000.

What the voucher can be used for

The voucher must be used to install at least one primary measure: insulation (cavity wall insulation, loft insulation, underfloor insulation etc) or low carbon heat (air source heat pump, ground source heat pump, solar thermal etc).

If you install at least one primary measure, your voucher can then be used to help cover the cost of any of the following secondary measures: windows, doors, insulation and draught proofing, heating controls and insulation etc.

The voucher covers the cost of labour, materials and VAT. The work cannot be carried out by yourself, a member of your household or your immediate family. All work covered by the voucher must be completed by a TrustMark-registered installer who is also registered for the scheme.

Once your voucher has been issued, you can begin the work.

For more information about this scheme, please visit the government green homes grant scheme.

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