Some households are eligible for grants and free insulation – or even new boilers

Thousands of householders – particularly those on low incomes – are missing out on free energy efficiency measures, including new boilers, because they may not be aware that help is available. Since 2013, energy firms have been ordered by the government to reduce energy consumption and support people at greater risk of fuel poverty through what is known as the energy company obligation (ECO) scheme.

So far around 1.5m energy-saving measures have been installed in households across Britain, at a rate of around 25,000 a month. However, with winter weather just around the corner, householders who live in older properties that may not have such measures in place are being encouraged to see if they are entitled to a free or low-cost upgrade.

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Source: Guardian Environment