The Energy Saving Trust is a non-profit organisation that was established in 1993 by the UK government to address the damaging effects of climate change by promoting the sustainable and efficient use of energy to cut emissions of carbon dioxide.
If you want to make changes to your home that will save you energy and therefore help the environment, then there may be special offers and grants available to you. There is a specific search engine that allows you to search for grants and offers if you wish to install any of the following:
Cavity wall insulation – Many properties built between 1930 and 1980 were constructed with two outer walls and a cavity between the two. Insulating this cavity can lead to savings of £130-£160 on your fuel bill each year.
Loft insulation and draught proofing – Up to 25% of your heating costs could be escaping through your roof. It’s quick and easy to install loft insulation and draught proofing in your home and you can even carry out the work yourself to make further savings.
Heating – You can reduce your heating bills by putting in heating controls such as room thermostats and thermostatic radiator valves (TVRs) and high efficiency condensing boilers also help you save energy and money.
Appliances – There are a range of energy efficient appliances available which can help you save energy, money and the environment.
Energy saving light bulbs – An energy saving light bulb can save you up to £100 during its lifetime and will last up to 12 times longer than a conventional bulb.
Renewables – There are a variety of technologies available which produce energy from natural sources, such as the sun, or continually replaceable sources, such as crops. They reduce our reliance on fossil fuels for power.