The ECO4 scheme is a UK Government backed scheme designed to help improve the energy efficiency of homes across the UK, and to help the UK meet its net zero targets by 2050.
By improving their energy efficiency, homes in the UK could save as much as £2000 a year on energy bills.
ECO4 has been designed to make funding as accessible as possible for all qualifying homes. It’s surprisingly simple, with only 5 easy steps to go from application to installation.
Determine your eligibility & if you qualify for the program.
We match you with a trusted, vetted installer based on your location.
Your installer conducts a home survey for assessment and planning.
The installer determines required measures for the ECO4 scheme and funding.
The measures are installed and energy efficiency in your home increases.
We can help you with the insulation and heating measures listed below.
Prevent heat escaping your home in cold weather.
Generate free energy from the sun & power your home.
Capture heat from the surrounding air & use it in your home.
Repair or replace your boiler & maximise energy efficiency.
An EPC rating quite simply put is the way of measuring the energy efficiency of your property. It’s used by buyers or renters to gain an insight into how much energy bills could cost in their new house.
The EPC rating itself is assessed by an independent inspector and depends on a variety of factors. This is to ensure that EPC ratings are universal across the country.
Lower Energy Bills
A higher EPC rating means your home is more energy efficient, and costs less to heat – lowering your energy bills.
Higher Home Value
One of the most important aspects of a new home for potential buyers is EPC. A higher EPC rating can lead to a higher value home.
Lower Carbon Emissions
By using energy effectively in your home, you will be using less fuel to heat it, and lowering your carbon footprint.
Prevent Damp & Mould
Measures that increase your homes EPC rating can help prevent common issues like mould and damp.
ECO4 is a great scheme, but being so new it can be a little confusing. We’ve put together some guides to go into more detail about all aspects of ECO4 and help arm you with as much knowledge as possible.
Even though we have some great guides to explain ECO4 in more detail, we’ve also put together some at a glance answers to some of the questions we get asked most often.
ECO4 is the fourth phase of a government scheme called the Energy Company Obligation.
It’s an initiative aimed at helping as many eligible households as possible get access to home improvements that will increase their energy efficiency and reduce energy costs. It’s also part of the UK reaching our net zero targets by 2050.
The eligibility criteria for ECO4 is very simple, you need to be in receipt of a government benefit from the qualifying list, and you need to be in a home that has an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D-G.
The average EPC rating for most homes in the UK at the moment is D. ECO4 is looking to change that.
There is a wide list of measures available to improve your home through ECO4, set out by the government. The priority for ECO4 is to make homes more energy efficient, so the measures available reflect this.
Some of the improvements you could see include improved loft, cavity wall, or underfloor home insulation; an upgraded boiler or heating system, or your current boiler repaired to bring it back to as energy efficient as possible; a renewable heating system installed to replace your current system; or in some cases, even a solar PV system.
You do not need to own the home you live in to be eligible for ECO4. Homeowners and tenants alike can qualify for ECO4 funding to improve the energy efficiency of their home.
The only thing that tenants need to do is make sure they have permission from their landlord before making the application and installing any improvements.
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