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How does the ECO scheme work?

The UK government's ECO (Energy Company Obligation) scheme is a programme aimed at helping households improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their carbon footprint. The scheme provides funding to households to upgrade their heating systems, insulation and other energy-saving measures. Here's a step-by-step guide on how the ECO scheme works:

  1. Eligibility: To be eligible for ECO funding, households must meet certain criteria, such as receiving certain benefits or living in a property that does not meet the minimum energy efficiency standards. Contact Direct Savings to see if you qualify for ECO funding.

  2. Assessment: A qualified energy assessor will visit your home to assess its energy efficiency and identify any upgrades that could be made. They will provide you with a report on recommended upgrades and estimated costs.

  3. Upgrade: Choose from a range of energy-saving upgrades, such as a new boiler, insulation or an air source heat pump. ECO funding can be used to cover some or all of the costs of the upgrades.

  4. Installation: A qualified installer will carry out the upgrades and ensure that they meet the required standards.

  5. Savings: After the upgrades have been made, you will start to see a reduction in your energy bills and an improvement in the overall comfort of your home.

The ECO scheme is a great opportunity for households to improve their energy efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint. By taking advantage of the funding available, you can make your home more comfortable, reduce your energy bills and contribute to a greener future. If you're interested in participating in the ECO scheme, contact Direct Savings to learn more and see if you qualify.


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