Government launches free energy advice service

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The government has launched a new online hub providing households with recommendations that could help them save money on their energy bills. If you own a property in England or Wales you can get recommendations for home improvements that could make your property cheaper to heat and keep warm.

Energy Advice Portal

For each recommendation you can see: 

  • The estimated cost of making the improvement
  • How much you could save on your bills
  • Next steps if you want to make the improvement

According to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the energy MOT can help homeowners save “hundreds of pounds” a year on their bills by offering guidance on ways to improve the energy performance of their homes. It also provides advice on installing low-carbon heating technologies such as heat pumps and how to access government grants of £7,500 to ditch fossil fuel boilers.

In order to find out the recommendations, you need to you’ll need to enter details about your property that may affect its energy efficiency. This includes:

  • The type of house it is
  • When it was built
  • What insulation there is in the floor, walls and loft space
  • Whether it has single, double or triple glazed windows

If your house has an EPC rating, then most of the information is already entered for you which makes the process a lot quicker and easier.

Click here to visit the Government’s new online hub to get your recommendations on how you could lower your heating bills.

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