Making Energy Efficient Home Improvements with the Help of the Green Deal

Energy bills continue to rise and, although summer is rapidly approaching, it’s never too early to begin preparing for next year’s winter. In fact, insulating your home can save you money during the summer also by keeping your cooling costs down. Why not look into insulated plasterboard or other types of insulation for use in your home?

With the help of the Green Deal, you can borrow money to add insulation to the home and to make other energy efficient improvements, ones which will save you money over the long run. The money is then paid back over time through your energy bills. Experts estimate the monthly cost of the improvements should be offset by the energy savings achieved through the improvements. With green deal products, such as external wall insulation, you can make your home more comfortable all year long.

Insulated plasterboard is designed to keep the cold out during the winter and the heat out during the summer to ensure the temperature inside the home stays more comfortable. The plasterboard provides a barrier so heat isn’t conducted in either direction. Solid walls tend to have higher rates of conduction. When the insulated plasterboard is installed in the interior of the home, heat becomes trapped within the home’s cavity and stays within the home.

The United Kingdom has come to the realization that it needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as they are harmful to the environment. As approximately one quarter of carbon emissions come from homes, the government created the Green Deal to help those in need of assistance make their homes more energy affordable. Many home owners find they are unable to make energy efficient improvements due to the cost associated with these improvements, including external wall insulation and double glazing.

With the help of the Green Deal, low-income and vulnerable households can receive financial assistance to make these improvements. The same is true of those who live in properties which are harder to treat, such as those with solid walls. This program differs from the RHPP and the RHI in that money does not have to be obtained up front to make energy efficient improvements. As the home owner pays for the improvements over time, they don’t see a noticeable difference in their overall budget. When this is the case, everyone wins.

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