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Free Insulation Grants Angus

 

Envirohomes Renewables stands as a premier installer of insulation solutions in Scotland, catering to the energy efficiency needs of households across Angus and beyond. As a prominent provider of home renewable services in the region, our commitment lies in enhancing energy efficiency and reducing utility costs for homeowners.

At the core of our services are a range of insulation solutions tailored to meet diverse needs:

Cavity Wall Insulation

  • Internal Wall Insulation
  • Loft Insulation
  • Room in Roof Insulation
  • Underfloor Insulation

Rest assured that our Scottish insulation installers hold esteemed industry accreditations, such as the PAS 2030 Certification, underscoring our commitment to delivering top-notch service with utmost professionalism and efficiency.

Our primary endeavor revolves around catering to the insulation needs of low-income households receiving benefits. Leveraging the Government’s ECO 4 grants, we offer comprehensive home insulation solutions at no cost to eligible recipients. Delve deeper into the qualification criteria for ECO 4 grants for further insights.

What is
The ECO4 Scheme?

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) initiative emerged through joint efforts of the UK and Scottish Governments, designed specifically to offer complimentary energy-saving solutions to individuals with limited incomes or residing in vulnerable residences. With ECO4 being the latest version of this scheme, its primary objective remains centered on enhancing the energy efficiency of these households, thereby fostering warmth and concurrently curbing emissions.

In alignment with the UK’s ambitious target of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, it becomes imperative for the government to facilitate avenues enabling every household to contribute towards emission reduction. A pivotal initial stride in this trajectory involves optimizing the utilization of fossil fuels within residences, leveraging avenues such as installing complimentary loft insulation, solid wall insulation, and room-in-roof insulation, alongside various other home enhancements.

In light of financial constraints or vulnerability, certain individuals may find it challenging to finance essential home improvements. Recognizing the necessity for an equitable and accessible shift towards environmental sustainability, the government has implemented the ECO4 initiative throughout England, Scotland, and Wales.

This initiative dubbed the “Energy Company Obligation,” is sustained by medium and large-scale energy providers across the United Kingdom. Running from 2023 to 2026, the ECO4 program has earmarked approximately £4 billion to enhance energy efficiency in an estimated 300,000 homes across the UK deemed susceptible to fuel poverty.

Determining eligibility is the initial step to access this funding.

Do I Qualify
For Free Insulation
Through The ECO4 Scheme?

Determining whether or not you are eligible to receive ECO4 funding is the first step in making your home more environmentally friendly and energy efficient.

To qualify for the ECO4 initiative, certain criteria must be met. Specifically, eligibility hinges on either owning and residing in the property seeking funding or being a tenant in privately rented housing. Additionally, applicants must be recipients of one of the specified benefits:

  • Universal Credit
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Child Benefit
  • Tax Credits (Child Tax Credits and Working Tax Credits)
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Mobility Supplement
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

Note: The recipient of the qualifying benefit can be anyone who lives in the energy inefficient house that will benefit from the improvements. This includes grandparents and parents, a disabled child, or a spouse.

Alternatively, you could also qualify to receive funding if you live in social housing that has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D, E, F or G.

What Are The Benefits Of Eco-Friendly Insulation?

Here are the primary advantages of opting for eco-friendly insulation materials:

  1. Energy Efficiency: Eco-friendly insulation materials, such as recycled cellulose or natural fibers like wool, boast exceptional thermal properties. They effectively regulate indoor temperatures, reducing reliance on heating and cooling systems. Consequently, energy consumption decreases, leading to lower utility bills.

  2. Reduced Environmental Impact: Typically derived from renewable or recycled sources, eco-friendly insulation materials divert waste from landfills and diminish the demand for virgin resources. This shift lowers the carbon footprint associated with insulation manufacturing, aligning with sustainable environmental practices.

  3. Enhanced Indoor Air Quality: Unlike many traditional insulation materials that emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and harmful chemicals, eco-friendly options are devoid of synthetic additives. This absence contributes to healthier indoor air quality, promoting a safer living environment.

  4. Sustainability: Most eco-friendly insulation materials are renewable and sustainable. For instance, cellulose, hemp, and wool can be cultivated or manufactured with fewer resources compared to conventional options, fostering sustainable resource management.

  5. Longevity: Certain eco-friendly insulation materials exhibit superior durability and resistance to degradation over time. Wool insulation, for example, is renowned for its longevity, offering prolonged effectiveness and reliability.

  6. Noise Reduction: Installing insulation, regardless of type, aids in dampening external noises and minimizing sound transmission between walls, fostering a quieter indoor environment conducive to relaxation and concentration.

  7. Moisture Regulation: Natural insulation materials possess inherent moisture absorption and release properties, effectively regulating indoor humidity levels and mitigating the risk of mold growth, thereby preserving indoor air quality and structural integrity.

  8. Enhanced Resale Value: The presence of eco-friendly insulation can serve as an attractive feature for potential homebuyers, enhancing the property’s appeal and potentially increasing resale value, reflecting a commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency.

  9. Incentives and Rebates: In various regions, homeowners utilizing eco-friendly materials may qualify for energy efficiency incentives, tax credits, or rebates, encouraging adoption of environmentally responsible practices and rewarding sustainable home improvements.

What Type
Of Energy Efficient Insulation Changes Can Be Made?

room in roof insulation
underfloor insulation

FAQs

In addition to complimentary insulation, there are several other energy-saving alternatives you can access via the Energy Company Obligation scheme. Integrating multiple energy-efficient features can significantly reduce your energy expenses. These include:

  • Solar PV
  • Electric storage heater upgrade
  • First-time central heating
  • Non-condensing gas boiler upgrade

To initiate your application for ECO4 grants, adhere to these steps:

  1. Visit the Envirohomes Renewables website.
  2. Complete the Eligibility Check form or reach out to the team at 0141 459 0292 to ascertain your eligibility for funding through this scheme.
  3. Upon meeting the grant requirements, Envirohomes will guide you through the application process for ECO4.
  4. A surveyor endorsed by the scheme will visit your property to evaluate your existing heating system or insulation.
  5. Based on the assessment, the surveyor will recommend the most suitable energy-efficient measures tailored to your home and requirements.
  6. Envirohomes Renewables will proceed with the necessary installations.
  7. Upon completion, you can enjoy the advantages of reduced carbon emissions and decreased energy bills.

Absolutely, insulation is indispensable for homes in Angus. Insufficient insulation can result in the loss of up to 45% of generated heat within your home, as noted by the Energy Saving Trust. Consequently, you may find yourself constantly adjusting your central heating, leading to higher energy expenses each month.

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