£7600 to make your home more energy effecient

May 1, 2014 6:22 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Thanks to Lib Dems in government, households that carry out energy efficiency improvements on their home can now get more money back to offset the cost of having the work done.

From June, people in England and Wales take control of their bills and can get up to £7600 back through a new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. This will allow households to have warmer, greener homes.

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This will open up the market for smaller businesses in the energy efficiency sector, competing in new and innovative ways and providing further opportunities for jobs and growth.

Ed Davey said:

"The best way for households to take control of their energy bills is to use less energy.

"Faulty boilers, draughty windows and insufficient insulation all cause properties to leak hundreds of pounds every year. But advice and support through the Green Deal can help put a stop to this.

"By installing energy saving improvements, families across the country can enjoy the benefits of warmer, more energy efficient homes and lower bills."

In December the government announced a £540 million three year energy efficiency package to make Britain's homes and public buildings more energy efficient. The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is another way the Government is making it simpler and cheaper for people to stay warm and improve their homes.