Increase energy efficiency

Increasing the energy efficiency of your home will lead to less energy being wasted. The main areas that energy can escape are your roof, walls and floors.

You can improve the energy efficiency of your house by looking at your:

  • Roof
  • Walls
  • Floors
  • Windows
  • Boiler

Find out more about what you can do by looking at the Energy Saving Trust website.

Give your home an energy check by following the 6 stages in the Energy Saving Trust online tool

Find an introduction to the main energy efficiency measures at YouGen.

Look at some local case studies for homes where major work has been carried out to increase energy efficiency with improved inuslation.

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More details of the Victorian Eco Renovation were published in a series of six articles all of which are available on the page Esk Valley Community Energy Group reports and articles.  In particular the following two articles are relevant to increasing energy efficiency.

A Local Eco House Renovation part 1: The Basics

A Local Eco House Renovation part 5: Ventilation & Heat Recovery: Fresh air with an eco-twist

See our page on Financial support for energy saving and generation.   The sections on that page relevant to increasing efficiency are those on the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and the Green Deal.

See also our information on Choosing an Installer

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