ECO is designed to provide funding for home improvements, to help households save money on their energy bills. Some of the improvements are free to people who meet certain eligibility criteria.
Go easy on heating
Wise up about water
Cook with care
Turn off the lights and the TV
Don't forget the fridge
Close the curtains
Use energy efficient light bulbs
An energy efficient light bulb uses up to 80% less electricity than an incandescent bulb and could last up to ten times longer.*
*These savings are approximate only and there is no guarantee that these savings will be made.
Give your hot water cylinder a new jacket
If you have an old hot water tank, putting on a new 75mm jacket on your hot water cylinder could make a difference.
Stop the heat from your radiators escaping
Radiator panels help save that heat by reflecting it back into the room.
They slide in easily, and you can fit them yourself in minutes. And by reducing the amount of heat that's wasted, they could help you save money on your heating bills.
Green Deal makes home energy saving improvements accessible and affordable for many homes across the UK. The improvements should reduce the amount of energy you use, which could result in lower household energy bills and a warmer home.
Make your floors draught proof
Improve your home by insulating your floors. Cut out draughts by sealing gaps between skirting boards and floors. Generally, you’ll just need a tube of sealant, which you can get from most DIY stores
Update your appliances
Next time you need to replace your tumble dryer, washing machine, fridge, freezer or other domestic appliances, make sure you get one that’s as energy efficient as possible. When you're out shopping look for the Energy Saving Trust's ‘Energy Saving Recommended’ logo.
Two panes of glass are better than one
Double glazed windows have two panes of glass, with a space between filled with air or gas. This creates an insulating barrier, which reduces heat loss, noise and condensation. If you feel that you can’t replace your windows, you could ask a professional to attach another sheet of glass to the inside of your existing window frame.