Home energy grants and offers
Warm Front Grant
The Warm Front Scheme ended on 19 January 2013. You can’t apply for it now but existing applications will still be processed. For details and information on what to do if you have a problem see Warm Front Grant scheme.
Insulation offer for people over 70
People over 70 who own their own home or are privately renting may be eligible for free loft and cavity wall insulation. To find out more, call the Energy Saving Trust Advice Centre on 0300 123 1234 - open Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm, or Saturday 10am to 2pm.
Other home energy grants
See Energy Saving Trust find-a-grant to find out about other grants and offers.
Make your home energy efficient
Each household in the UK creates around six tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. That's six times the weight of the rubbish a household throws away in a year. The average household could save around two tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) a year by making their home energy efficient. This is not only good for our environment it will also save you money.
- If everyone with gas central heating installed a new condensing boiler, we'd cut emissions by 13.1 million tonnes. We'd also save almost £1.8 billion per year on our energy bills and enough energy to heat over 3.7 million homes for a year. But you could use one third less gas for your heating & hot water by replacing an old inefficient gas boiler with a new condensing boiler.
- If everyone installed cavity wall insulation, we'd cut CO2 emissions by over 6.8 million tonnes, enough to fill over 1.3 million hot air balloons. Your household could save from £100 - £160 each year off your heating bills.
- If every home that could had 270mm loft insulation we'd save almost 4 million tonnes of CO2, the same as the annual emissions of around 710,000 homes. Your household could save a minimum of £50 a year by increasing the thickness of insulation in your loft or at least £200 if you have no insulation at all.
- If everyone put an insulation jacket on their hot water tank, we'd cut CO2 emissions by 670,000 tonnes - enough to fill around 134,000 hot air balloons. This will save a minimum of £20 each year for an average household.
- If everyone in the UK installed one energy-saving light bulb, we'd save enough CO2 to fill the Albert Hall nearly 2,000 times. One energy efficient light bulb will save at least £60 over its lifetime compared to a normal bulb and will last 12 times longer.
- If everyone installed three energy-saving bulbs in their home, we’d save enough energy to run the country’s streetlights for a year.
- If everyone turned their central heating thermostats down by 1 degree we could save 650,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year. This could save you a tenth of your heating costs each year. Setting the timer properly is important too; don’t forget to reset controls when the clocks go back or forward. Heating your home for an hour longer can add 12% to your annual heating bill.
You can find lots more energy saving tips on the Energy Saving Trust website.