The Government is all set to introduce legislation later this year to make it possible for you to improve the energy efficiency of your property through the Green Deal. The more energy efficient the property is, the less it costs to heat thereby saving us money.
What is the Green Deal?
To qualify for the Green Deal you will need to commission an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) from a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA). As long as this is undertaken after the 1st April 2012, the EPC will give a list of recommendations and an indication of whether or not the measure qualifies for Green Deal funding.
Green Deal funding
If you have not upgraded the roof insulation in your property in recent years it is likely to need doing. This will show as a recommendation with a green tick signifying that it will qualify for green deal funding. This means that a green deal installer can install this for you without any financial outlay from you. The cost of the installation will be re-couped from the savings made via your electricity bill. All recommendations on the EPC that have a green tick qualify for Green Deal funding.
In addition to the green ticks on the EPC, there will likely be some orange ticks. These indicate that partial funding is available through the Green Deal, but will need some additional funding.
Why not book an EPC for an April assessment now to see if you qualify for Green Deal funding?