Give your home a technical energy check with a new online advice service

  • The new website acts as a home energy MOT, providing personalized and unbiased recommendations on upgrades that could help households improve their energy efficiency
  • Improving energy efficiency is one of the easiest ways to reduce energy consumption and can generate immediate and lasting savings while being greener
  • the service complements the government’s investment in energy efficiency through the Heating Assistance Schemes, which, combined with the wider Energy Company Obligation scheme, totals £12bn

A new website providing homeowners with a Home Energy MOT, providing recommendations that could help them save hundreds of pounds a year on bills, is being launched by the Government today.

It will offer advice to homeowners on how to improve the energy performance of their home by improving things like attic and wall insulation and double glazing.

It also has advice on installing low-carbon heating technology, such as heat pumps, and how to access £5,000 government grants that will allow homeowners to ditch boilers fueled by fossil fuels which have seen their prices rise due to pressures on world markets.

The new online service, which is launching on the GOV.UK website, offers individuals unbiased recommendations showing how to improve the energy performance of their homes.

It’s an easy-to-use interactive service where users enter details about their home and receive recommendations tailored to their individual situation so they can reduce their energy consumption and make their home greener.

Today’s website launch will complement the investments the government is providing during the current legislature through its heating aid schemes, which, combined with the expanded energy company bond scheme, total around £12billion in 700,000 homes.

Heating support schemes include the £800m committed to the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund under the Heat and Buildings Strategy, as well as £950m for the Home Renovation Grant, which are already helping to improve the energy efficiency of tens of thousands of low-income households. .

The government has also promised to extend the Energy Company Obligation scheme until 2026, increasing its value to £1billion a year and helping hundreds of thousands of families with energy saving measures, which will will save an average of around £300 on energy bills per year. .

Business and Energy Minister Lord Callanan said:

The cheapest energy is the energy you don’t use, and by making simple improvements to their home’s energy performance, people can see immediate and lasting savings on their bills.

With global pressures driving up fossil fuel prices, making our homes more energy efficient has never been more important. This website provides a trusted new source of information where owners can give their property a technical energy check and get clear, unbiased advice.

It builds on the £6.6billion the government is investing to improve the energy efficiency of homes through our heating assistance schemes where we help low-income households make their properties not only warmer , but cheaper to keep warm.

A further £5.4 billion is available through the Energy Company Obligation scheme, which we have extended to 2026 and which provides average energy bill savings of around £300 per year for those who have it most needed.

Some of the simplest upgrades can be the most effective, and now is the time to take action to ensure your home is ready for the colder months. I urge owners to log on, use this new website and see the changes you can make now that could save you hundreds of pounds on your bills this winter.

Notes to Editors

  • The new energy advice website is available here.

  • the government has committed to setting up the new energy advice website as part of the British Energy Security Strategy
  • As part of the landmark Heat and Buildings Strategy, the UK Government is investing over £3.9 billion in new money to decarbonise heat and buildings across the country between 2022 and 2025. This brings to £ capital expenditure for the decarbonisation of buildings for the duration of Parliament. 6.6 billion
  • the heat and buildings strategy sets out how the government prioritizes the most vulnerable people in society, ensuring that those on low incomes and/or those most at risk of fuel poverty can access energy efficiency measures and are not left behind
  • The government provides home decarbonization support to vulnerable and fuel-poor people through a range of programs, including:
    • provide £950m of additional funding for the home renovation grant
    • committing a further £800m to the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) to improve the energy performance of social rental housing across England