5. Install solar panels
There’s no denying that installing solar panels can be expensive – but in the long run it’s one of the most effective things you can do to save energy at home. And with the price of solar panels being 70% cheaper today than in previous years, it’s actually much more affordable lately.
These days, an average solar set-up will cost somewhere between £2,500 and £8,000 (including installation3), depending on the number of panels and the size of your roof.
Larger solar systems can actually generate as much as 4kWp, which is enough to meet the energy needs of a family of 3 to 4!
And in more good news, there’s new support available to help you pay for energy-efficient upgrades at home, in the form of the Green Homes Grant scheme:
The Green Homes Grant Scheme
In recognition of the importance of good insulation, the UK government has recently announced The Green Homes Grant. It’s part of their effort to reduce carbon emissions and help cut energy bills.
As part of the scheme, you’ll be able to spend up to £5,000 of vouchers on a myriad of improvements, including:
Loft and floor insulation
More efficient boilers
Air source heat pumps
Double or triple glazed windows
Check to see if you’re eligible for this brand new scheme.