Frequently Asked Questions

You can find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions here, so feel free to send us a message if you do not find what you are looking for.

Solar panels contain photovoltaic (PV) cells that convert sunlight into electricity. When sunlight hits these cells, it excites electrons, generating a direct current (DC). An inverter then converts the DC into alternating current (AC), which is the type of electricity used in homes and businesses.

Most regions in the UK receive enough sunlight to make solar panel installation worthwhile. Even though the UK has a reputation for cloudy weather, modern solar panels can still generate electricity on overcast days. Factors such as the orientation and tilt of your roof will affect the efficiency of the panels.

Yes, the UK government offers financial incentives to promote the adoption of solar panels. The most notable incentive is the Export tariff payments, which pays you for the electricity you generate and export to the grid the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) offers payments for excess energy exported to the grid.

When selecting a solar panel system, consider factors such as your energy consumption, available roof space, budget, and desired level of energy independence. Consulting with a reputable solar installation company can help you determine the optimal system size and configuration for your needs.

In the UK, there are two primary types of underfloor insulation: blanket insulation and rigid insulation boards. Blanket insulation consists of rolls or batts made from mineral wool, natural fibers, or other materials, which are laid between the floor joists. Rigid insulation boards, usually made from materials like expanded polystyrene (EPS) or polyurethane (PUR), are fitted onto the underside of the floor. Both types of insulation have their advantages and can be chosen based on factors such as available space, budget, and thermal performance requirements.

Underfloor insulation creates a barrier that prevents heat from escaping through the floor, which is especially important in cold climates like the UK. By reducing heat loss, the property's heating system doesn't have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable temperature, leading to lower energy consumption and reduced heating costs. Properly insulated floors help to maintain a consistent indoor temperature, resulting in a more energy-efficient and cost-effective home.

While some individuals with DIY skills might be able to install underfloor insulation themselves, hiring a professional is often recommended for optimal results. Professionals have the knowledge and experience to ensure proper insulation coverage, address potential issues like dampness or ventilation, and adhere to building regulations. Hiring a professional in the UK also ensures that you can benefit from any available government grants or incentives for energy-efficient home improvements.

Yes, the UK government offers various incentives and grants to encourage homeowners to improve their energy efficiency, including underfloor insulation. Programs like the Green Homes Grant and the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme provide financial support for eligible individuals to install insulation and make other energy-efficient upgrades. These incentives can significantly offset the cost of underfloor insulation and contribute to long-term energy savings. It's recommended to check with relevant government agencies or official websites for the most up-to-date information on available grants and incentives.

In the UK, you can choose from various boiler types, including combi boilers, conventional boilers (also known as regular or heat-only boilers), and system boilers. Combi boilers are popular for their compact size and efficiency, while conventional and system boilers offer more options for larger homes.

There are several indicators that your boiler might need an upgrade, such as frequent breakdowns, rising energy bills, uneven heating, and an old age (typically over 10-15 years). If your boiler requires frequent repairs and is no longer operating efficiently, it's a good time to consider an upgrade.

Yes, the UK government offers financial incentives to encourage boiler upgrades for increased energy efficiency. The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme and the Green Homes Grant are examples of initiatives that provide financial support for upgrading boilers and improving the energy efficiency of homes.

When selecting a new boiler, factors to consider include the size of your property, your hot water requirements, available space for installation, and your budget. Consulting with a qualified heating engineer can help you determine the best type and size of boiler to suit your specific needs and preferences.

Yes! The Grant you receive is not repayable under any circumstances and it will not affect any current or future benefits claims.

Under ECO Rules, the value of the Grant awarded is based on what improvement can be made on your homes energy efficiency. This varies from house to house and depends on a few factors of your home such as, Detachment, Number of bedrooms, Current Heating, Wall construction.

Our Grant advisors will go through all of this with you and ensure we are getting the maximum grant for your property.

This depends on the value of the grant your property is entitled to and the cost of the installation.

Our Grant Advisors will let you know how much Grant is available for your property, then provide a quote to install your chosen measure, If the Grant is larger then the Quote then there will be nothing to pay. On the other hand, if your Grant is lower then the install cost then you will have to pay the difference if you would like to proceed.

Yes. We work with all major manufacturers in the UK and our Grant advisors will go through your requirements with you to recommend the most suitable boiler. if you already have a particular boiler in mind, and it meets ECO minimum efficiency requirements then we will provide a quote for you.

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