As part of a £1 billion government program, homeowners with moderate incomes may qualify for assistance to make their homes more energy efficient.
Today, Business Secretary Grant Shapps is set to announce proposals to fund loft and cavity wall insulation in an effort to reduce energy usage in the United Kingdom and save families approximately £310 per year.
Hundreds of thousands of previously ineligible homes will be able to participate in the new Eco+ program, which will run for up to three years beginning next spring.
Households in council tax bands A through D that qualify could receive insulation assistance to make their homes more energy-efficient.
Loft insulation can save homeowners approximately £640 annually, while cavity filling can reduce expenditures by £525.
Today, the government will also announce a £18 million public information campaign to help households reduce their energy consumption while remaining warm.
It will recommend lowering the boiler flow temperature from 75C to 60C, turning down radiators in empty rooms, and draught-proofing windows.
The government estimates that eco programs have already installed over three million energy-efficient measures in over two and a half million households.
Ministers hope that the investment, which will be provided from existing budgets, will also give certainty for green supply chains and industry jobs.
Mr. Shapps stated, ‘The government has put in place emergency aid to assist households in the wake of global energy price increases resulting from Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine.
“Today, we launch the first of many measures to ensure that the British public is never again placed in this predicament as we strive toward an energy-independent future.”
‘A new eco-scheme will enable thousands more homeowners to insulate their dwellings, saving them thousands of pounds and creating jobs across the nation.
And in the medium term, our new public education campaign will provide individuals with the resources they need to cut their energy consumption while staying warm this winter.
Ed Miliband, Labour’s climate change spokesman, stated, “This reheated statement with no fresh resources is much too little, far too late, and will only help a tiny fraction of the millions of families suffering a cost-of-living emergency this winter.”
He continued, “Labour’s Warm Houses Plan would annually insulate up to two million homes, saving seniors and families up to £1,000 on energy bills.”