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Improving your home


If you want to improve the warmth, comfort and energy performance of your home, there is a wide range of energy saving measures that you could potentially have installed in your home. Please see below for some ideas.

Contact Energy at Home to discuss which improvements may be most suitable for your home and to find out if you may be able to get any grant funding or other financial support to help towards the cost of installation.  

Contact for information about insulation contractors and for low carbon heating and renewable energy.

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Planning your home improvements

Learn about ways to make your home more energy efficient by using our free tool to help advise you on what could be done.


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Installers and more information

Find out where you can go to find approved or certified installers to work on your home.



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Case studies


Many people across B&NES have had energy saving measures installed in their homes and are seeing the benefits. We caught up with some of those who were happy to share their experience.


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More information on energy-saving improvements

Room in roof insulation

If your loft has been converted into a habitable living space, then you may benefit from room in roof insulation, which fits  in the space between the roof, and the walls and ceiling of the room

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External solid wall insulation

External solid wall insulation works by adding a thermal layer of material to the exterior walls. Insulating these walls keeps the warmth in the house for longer and makes homes more comfortable and cheaper to heat.


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Loft insulation

A quarter of a home’s heat is lost through the roof, which is why loft insulation makes such a difference. Even if you have some insulation in your loft you may need a top-up. 


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Internal solid wall insulation

Internal solid wall insulation works by adding a thermal layer of material to the existing internal wall. This may be a good option if you cannot do external wall insulation.


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Cavity wall insulation
Heating systems

Today’s central heating boilers are much better than the old ones. They can heat water more efficiently, meaning they use less gas or oil to do the same job. New efficient electric storage heaters are also available through the scheme.


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Renewable energy technologies

Insulating your cavity walls is a simple and effective way to reduce your heating bills.



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Windows and external doors

On average, properties with single glazing lose 10% of their heat through windows and doors. Installing energy efficient glazing will reduce this heat loss, keep the home warmer and reduce heating bills while also reducing noise from outside.

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Renewable energy technologies such as solar photovoltaic panels (PV), solar thermal, air source heat pumps and biomass boilers are also available through different schemes, including Solar Together.


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