John Baron MP encourages people in Basildon and Billericay to save money on household energy bills

August 11, 2014

MP highlights Green Deal improvements

John Baron MP, is encouraging constituents in Basildon and Billericay to take up energy efficiency improvements on their home with the Green Deal to save money on their energy bills.
Households carrying out energy efficiency improvements on their home can now get more money back to offset the cost of having the work done. The new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund has already issued £16.5 million in the first three weeks and, with summer here, now is the perfect time to have measures installed before the winter.

John said:

“I am very pleased that people across England and Wales are now able to get up to £7600 back through the new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund so they can take control of their bills and have warmer, greener homes once winter is upon us.

“The average annual bill saving from installing major measures such as solid wall insulation in a three-bed semi-detached house is £270, while savings from other measures, such as upgrading a boiler, can knock around £100 off a customer’s bill in Basildon and Billericay.”

“The scheme also entitles those who have bought a property in the 12 months prior to application to qualify for up to an additional £500 if they carry out energy efficiency improvements.”

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey said:

“The best way for households to take control of their energy bills is to use less energy. Faulty boilers, draughty windows and insufficient insulation all cause properties to leak hundreds of pounds every year. But advice and support through the Green Deal can help put a stop to this.”

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