Posted by British Gas in News & Communications
Want to improve your home’s energy efficiency and potentially save money in the process?
We’ve just launched a new tool to help you do just that!
You may be eligible for a new efficient boiler or loft and cavity wall insulation, saving you money as well as energy. Just by answering a few simple questions, the free tool, available to everyone including non-British Gas customers, will tell you if you meet the criteria.
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and the Green Deal are two new schemes backed by the Government aimed at reducing carbon emissions, tackling fuel poverty and meeting the upfront cost of making energy efficient home improvements.
Managing director of British Gas New Energy Claire Williams said: “This new tool is a quick and free way to gain some really useful information about how to improve your home, cut energy use and help keep bills under control this winter and in the years to come.
With an estimated £1 in £4 spent on heating bills wasted due to poor insulation, British Gas is installing energy efficiency measures for all eligible households - not just our own customers – and we’re keen to help as many people as possible take advantage of these measures that are available under ECO and the Green Deal.”
Over the past five years, we’ve insulated three million homes and installed 65,000 new boilers. In our efforts to help people make their homes warmer and more energy efficient, we’ve committed to spend £300m on ECO in the first half of this year and we’re planning to invest a further £1.4billion by 2015.
Here are some top facts about ECO:
• 12 million homes in the UK are still without adequate loft and wall insulation
• Loft insulation can save up to £180 a year on your energy bill. You could also save up to 720kg of CO2 every year
• Cavity wall insulation can save up to £140 a year on your energy bill. You could also save up to 550kg of CO2 every year
• People with benefits including income-based job seeker's allowance, state pension credit or working/child tax credit (with an income of £15,860 or less) could be entitled to a new boiler under ECO
If you want to find out what you might be eligible for under ECO and the Green Deal, visit www.ecobritishgas.co.uk/eco.