The improvements that could save you the most energy depend on your home, but typical examples include:
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Any household with an electricity meter (including prepayment meters) in England, Scotland or Wales can use the scheme. This also includes tenants who have the landlords permission to carry out improvements
You can use the Green Deal for a range of different measures including insulation, boiler & heating, windows and products that generate energy but only if your green deal assessment recommends them.
You must get an assessment of your property to use the Green Deal. We will arrange and manage the assessment for you via our affiliated green deal assessment company at a cost of £175 inc VAT. The assessor will talk you through your property, your energy use and advise if you would benefit from Green Deal improvements.
Questions you will need to answer;
Once complete you will get a document, called a Green Deal advice report which contains:
Our Green Deal advice report is valid for 10 years or until you make changes or energy saving improvements to the property, e.g. you build an extension or change the windows.
The actual savings will depend on how much energy you use and the future cost of energy.
Once you’ve decided to go ahead with the improvements we then supply you with a quote for your desired measures. Once done we send them off to our Green Deal providers who will come back with a payment structure, we may also be able to blend in other schemes in with your green deal to further reduce your bills via the following;
Once we get the go ahead the Green Deal provider will write you a contract called a Green Deal finance plan if you choose to pay with Green Deal finance. The plan will contain:
You can pay in advance, get a Green Deal finance plan or use the previously mentioned schemes to assist in payment.
The amount financed will be based upon the savings you will be expected to make..
The annual repayments on the loan shouldn’t be more than the savings you might make on your energy bills.
There’s no set interest rate. Your interest rate will be determined by the amount of your finance plan. Check with your provider for rates and fees.
The interest rate is fixed for the full term of the plan so your repayments will be fixed.
You pay back the loan through a charge added to your electricity bill. A small amount will be taken from the meter each day if you have a prepayment meter.
This is because the Green Deal stays with the property. If you move, you no longer benefit from the improvements and therefore stop paying for them.
You can pay off your Green Deal early, but you might be charged a fee – check with your provider.
Your Green Deal repayments will be automatically added to your electricity bill if you have chosen to take Green Deal finance