Insulation helps keep your home feeling cosy as well as cutting your energy bills. But it’s pricey to install so it’s worth finding out if you qualify for a grant to help with the cost of installing insulation in your home.

Energy companies have offered free insulation or grants to help you make your home more energy-efficient, thanks to the government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Scheme.

But the latest version of the scheme isn’t in place yet so very few companies are currently offering financial help.

Here’s how much you could save on your energy bills with insulation:

  • Loft insulation: between £115 and £215 per year
  • Floor insulation: between £25 and £65 per year
  • Cavity wall insulation: between £65 and £250 per year

How much you can save depends on the size and type of your home, and how energy efficient it is already. Over time, insulation will pay for itself with the savings you make on your energy bills, so it’s worth doing. If you need help with the initial cost of installing insulation, read on to find out what help is available.

Are insulation grants still available?

Free loft and cavity wall insulation, or grants towards it, are available from some energy suppliers under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. Find out more in our guide to free loft insulation from energy suppliers. If you receive certain benefits, you might be able to get a grant for insulation, or a new boiler, through the Affordable Warmth Scheme.

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