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The top 11 smart thermostats of 2015

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With heating bills accounting for around 60% of the average UK homeowners energy spend, it’s no wonder so many of us are trying to take better control of our usage. Enter the programmable smart thermostat, one of the most popular gadgets on the home technology market. Not only do smart thermostats allow you to control […]

Updates to ECO Boiler Grants criteria 2015

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On 1 April 2015 the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme saw updates to its qualifying criteria – a higher income threshold and the inclusion of Universal Credit. These changes will mean more people across England, Scotland and Wales are able to qualify for free a grant towards a replacement boiler. Universal Credit Now a Criteria […]

Latest ECO and Green Deal figures

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Please note: On 23 July 2015 the government announced that it has ceased funding for the Green Deal. This means there will be no further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company and no more releases of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. The latest statistical information for the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation […]

£8.5m paid out for Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

Please note: On 23 July 2015 the government announced that it has ceased funding for the Green Deal. This means there will be no further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company and no more releases of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. It only went live on 9th June. But in the 2- 3 […]

Up to £7,600 cashback with energy efficiency home improvements

The Government is turning up the heat on it’s revolutionary energy efficiency scheme, the Green Deal, by now offering homeowners up to £7,600 cashback to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.  The launch of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) will see more money made available to encourage people to take up the […]

Invest in a new boiler to reduce household bills

The recent increase in the personal tax allowance left cash-strapped families jumping for joy, but high household bills and sluggish wage rises have counteracted this financial ray of light to uphold the incessant pressure on domestic budgets. According to Asda’s Income Tracker, discretionary income on the average UK household stood at £157 in May 2013, […]

Suppliers to operate under new standards

Energy regulator Ofgem has published details of a new code of conduct for suppliers.  Under the new system, suppliers such as British Gas and E.ON must adhere to strict rules on how they market their products and communicate with customers. The rules, which have been designed to simplify tariffs and improve transparency, are scheduled to […]

Energy saving improvements can increase property prices by up to 38%

We all know that embracing energy saving home improvements such as cavity wall insulation and fitting a modern A rated condensing boiler can bring down the cost of household energy bills considerably. But did you know that energy efficiency measures can also boost the market value of your home by up to 38%? According to […]

Scottish fuel poverty scheme boosted by £60m funding

Scotland is set to benefit from  £60 million of funding to target fuel poverty. The money will be distributed to local authorities to ensure that Scottish homes become more energy efficient. The fund was made available under the Home Energy Efficiency Programme, which was established by the Scottish Government to reduce fuel poverty in the country.  […]

Team behind Boiler Guide launch Boiler Grants website

Boiler Grants ECO scheme

A newly launched website is on a mission to help struggling energy consumers check to see if they are eligible to install a new boiler for free as part of a Government boiler grants scheme.   The team behind Boiler Guide, the UK’s leading online resource of boiler and central heating installers has launched a new […]