NEWS: GREEN HOMES GRANT / ENERGY SAVING VOUCHERS £10,000
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Products available with the Green Homes Grant vouchers
Air source heat pumps:
An air source heat pump works by transferring heat absorbed from the outside air to an indoor space, this in turn saves homeowners money through lower heating bills.
Ground source heat pumps:
A ground source heat pump is a central heating and/or cooling system that transfers heat to or from the ground. They operate similar to an air source heat pump but it uses the ground instead of air and reduce bills through lower heating costs.
A solar thermal system uses the Sun's energy and converts it in to heat energy. This energy is then transferred throughout the household as water heating.
Solid and cavity wall insulation:
Wall insulation works by filling in voids and air space within a properties walls, reducing heat loss by using materials that impedes heat transfer. Wall insulation reduces the cost of heating spaces and maintaining that temperature.
Under-floor insulation is similar to wall insulation but functions by packing insulation material beneath the floorboards. This reduces the amount of heat that can escape through the floor into the ground, at the same time preventing draughts coming up through the floorboards.
Loft, roof, flat roof and room in roof insulation:
This type of insulation reduces the amount of heat loss through the roof by installing insulation material between the rafters or joists. This type of insulation varies dependent on the specific use for the households loft/roof space.
A draught is an air flow within a building that can cause unwanted and unnecessary heat loss through the areas which the draught originates. Draught proofing works by blocking the unwanted gaps that lead outside, such as window and door frames.
Appliance & hot water tank thermostats:
Thermostats work by managing the temperature of an appliance or space. They can help to reduce heating bills by keeping your hot water at a regular temperature, which avoids wasting energy keeping water hotter than needed.
Hot water tank/cylinder insulation:
This type of insulation reduces the amount of heat loss by keeping the water in the boiler hotter for longer with insulation. This in turn further reduces the cost of heating water.
Smart heating controls:
Heating control systems manage when you want the heating on and how warm you want the home to be, they can also do the same for your hot water. Smart heating controls help to reduce bills by managing heating for the household's specific needs including room/zone heating and timer systems.
Double/triple glazed windows improve efficiency of homes by using two or three panes of glass with an air gap instead of just a single pane. The air between the panes insulates the home's windows which reduces the amount of condensation and heat escape through the windows.
Secondary glazing is added to the existing window, it is usually an additional pane of glass or acrylic across the window opening on the inside of the house. This helps to reduce the amount of heat loss through your windows, in turn lowering the cost of keeping your home heated.
Energy efficient replacement doors:
Energy efficient doors can cut heat loss significantly depending on the existing doors. They reduce heat escape by fitting securely and more snugly in to the door frame to keep the weather out, in particular the wind - which can cause draughts. These types of doors often have insulation built into the structure and are likely to have partial or full glazing, which is usually double or triple glazed to further increase the efficiency of the door.
NEWS: GREEN HOMES GRANT
Homeowners across England will receive vouchers worth up to £10,000 to make energy saving improvements to their properties.
This Green Homes Grant Scheme is part of a £3billion green package to create jobs, upgrade buildings and protect the environment. This has been put into action as part of the efforts to build the economy after Covid-19 and to achieve the targets set for reduction of Greenhouse gas Emissions by 2050.
How will the vouchers work?
The vouchers under the Green Homes Grant scheme will see households receive up to £10,000 to pay for such measures as insulation, low energy lighting, double glazing windows and energy efficient doors. Further measures covered under the Green Homes Grant Scheme are outlined below.
Low income households could see as much as £10,000 and will cover the costs of renovations in full. Most Homeowners and Landlords will be eligible for Vouchers up to £5000, saving families over £600 a year on energy bills.
This will also help achieve the carbon targets set for 2050.
It is likely that the insulation works will have to be conducted by an accredited company. More information will be added to this page once we understand who these installers will be.
What measures are covered by the grant?
The Green Homes Grant will be applicable towards multiple different energy saving measures and will be split in to two categories - Primary measures and Secondary Measures.
Primary measures include:
Air source heat pumps.
Ground source heat pumps.
Solid and cavity wall insulation.
Loft insulation, roof insulation and flat roof insulation.
Room in roof insulation.
Secondary measures include:
Appliance thermostats and hot water tank thermostats.
Hot water tank insulation.
Smart heating controls - zone controls, delayed start thermostat, thermostatic radiator valves.
Double/triple glazing windows (where replacing single glazing).
Secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing).
Upgrading to energy efficient doors (where replacing doors installed prior to 2002).
You can have one or more of the above secondary measures under the scheme, however households will need to install at least one of the primary measures to qualify for funding.
"Top-ups" are allowed, for example additional loft insulation up to the recommended level, or solid wall insulation for other walls where a wall has been previously insulated. However, replacements are not included.
So long as there is at least one primary measure in the package of works, households will also be able to install secondary measures. Secondary measures can only be subsidised up to the amount of subsidy provided for primary measures. (E.g. if a household receives £1,000 for primary measures, they can only receive a maximum of £1,000 towards secondary measures).
For low-carbon heating to be installed, households will need to have adequate insulation (E.g. wall and loft Insulation where applicable). These can be installed as part of the package and do not have to be in situ.