From the county town of Chichester to Worthing, Crawley and Horsham, many areas within West Sussex contain a range of properties that could benefit from better insulation. Insulating your home is one of the most effective ways to reduce heat loss, which can save you hundreds of pounds on your annual heating bills.
Bear in mind that in an uninsulated property, a quarter of warmth may be lost through the roof, so loft insulation can play a vital role in controlling heating costs. Meanwhile, around a third of heat can escape through the walls, so it’s important to consider cavity or solid wall insulation too. Better insulating your home can benefit your bank balance and it can help you to reduce your carbon footprint.
Because of the environmental benefits associated with enhanced insulation and other green home improvements, the government is running a special scheme called Green Deal. Quite simply, this is a loan initiative designed to encourage homeowners to invest in energy efficient technology. If you install Green Deal approved and accredited loft, solid wall or cavity wall insulation, all or some of the upfront installation costs can be covered by the loan, which you will then repay through your electricity bills.
The debt is tied to the property and not the homeowner, meaning if you sell your home, the loan stays with the house.