The Green Deal could help you save energy in your home or business. Find out how energy-saving improvements might also save you money.
THE GREEN DEAL: It helps people make energy-saving improvements to their home and find the best way of paying for them.
As a rule, some improvements will save more energy than others - it will depend on the property. But, typical areas for efficiency savings include:
There are several methods of checking if a property could get the benefit of having energy-saving improvements made. You can either:
Energy Saving Advice Service
Telephone: 0300 123 1234
Monday to Friday: 9am to 8pm
Home Energy Scotland
Telephone: 0808 808 2282
Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Note: The Green deal energy saving home improvements service is not currently available in Northern Ireland.
All Green Deal organizations must have authorization to operate. Authorized organisations will display the Green Deal quality approval mark (as shown).
You can also check with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to confirm whether a Green Deal company is bona fide and genuine.
GET THE WORK DONE: Once you have the advice report, getting Green Deal work done is the next step. The method you choose will affect your payment options for the work.
HOW TO PAY: There are several ways to pay for the Green Deal such as paying in advance. You might qualify for a finance plan or use other schemes to fund the work.
GDHIF: The government has decided to stop funding the Green Deal Finance Company. The GDFC was set up to lend money to Green Deal providers.
COMPLAINTS: The Green Deal complaint process depends on whether there is a loan linked to the electricity bill. Find out how to complain about the Green Deal and who to contact.
Advice about the Green Deal Energy-saving Home Improvement Scheme in the United Kingdom