GHE work under the HHCRO scheme (Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation), this means the funding is based on a combination of the detachment of the property, how it is heated, how many bedrooms it has and whether the occupants receive eligible benefits.
The whole process of getting cavity wall insulation; the surveys, the install, the 25 year guarantee are all completely free. The ECO scheme funds all of it through the money put in by the big Energy Companies!
Part of the target for the ECO scheme is to reduce fuel poverty. Cavity Wall Insulation keeps heat in properties for longer therefore reducing the cost of heating bills!
About ECO Funding
How could it be free?
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a Government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. Energy companies with more than 250,000 household customers, including E.ON, British Gas, EDF Energy and Npower are all part of the scheme, set up to save people money on their energy bills, keep homes warmer and help reduce carbon emissions.
The scheme began in April 2013, and over time it has been amended. The latest changes to the scheme will apply to measures installed from 1st January 2019. The latest version of the scheme is termed ECO3.
It is called the Energy Company Obligation as it is funded by the energy companies. Essentially, money from them is put into a pot to be used to install energy efficiency measures, such as Cavity Wall Insulation, for those who are eligible for it.
HHCRO (Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation) means improvements are given to qualifying low-income and vulnerable households and therefore is based on the occupants. Someone living in the property needs to receive one of the following:
Income-related Employment Support Allowance
Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
Pension Guarantee Credit
Working Tax Credit
Child Tax Credit
Disability Living Allowance
Personal Independence Payment
Severe Disability Allowance
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
War Pensions Mobility Supplement
Armed Forces Independence Payment
Child Benefit with relevant income
If someone in your household & your property meet the right criteria, you could get Cavity Wall Insulation fully funded (free). To see if you qualify just get in touch! Or if you don’t have time for a phone call, fill out the form below and we can let you know.