Energy Saving Measures

We are a council that’s committed to tackling fuel poverty and cutting carbon emissions – that’s why we have a dedicated energy efficiency team for domestic properties. Our goal is to make Bristol homes warmer, cosier and cheaper to heat while creating a carbon neutral city by 2030.

The Energy Service’s Domestic team offers a range of energy saving measures, and you may be eligible to receive financial support towards the installation cost through a variety of funding streams and projects. If you are not eligible to receive financial help through funding, we have affordable finance options available which could help you spread the cost.

Visit our Funding page for more information on the financial support available to you.

What energy saving measures do we offer?

We offer a range of measures that can help to improve the comfort of your home and make it cheaper to heat. Click on each of the measures below to find out more.

A properly insulated loft space is essential to reducing the heat loss within your home. Did you know, without the correct levels of loft insulation you could lose up to 30% of your homes warmth through your roof?

Some homes may have existing loft insulation but to achieve the maximum benefit, and best cost reductions on your energy bills, your loft insulation should be between 270mm-300mm in thickness. If you are interested in loft insulation or a top-up of your existing insulation, get in touch with the team today and find out if you may be eligible for funding.

If your home was built after 1930 it is likely that you have cavity walls. This means the outside walls are made up of two layers with a gap or cavity in between and without the right amount of insulation you will spend more money on heating your home. Insulating cavity walls is an excellent way of reducing costs and conserving heat; making your home feel warmer for less.

If Cavity Wall Insulation is something your house would benefit from please get in touch with the team as we are happy to provide a free no obligation quote and you may be eligible for funding towards the cost of installation.

Heating your home to a comfortable level is essential during the winter months. Heating can account for up to 55% of what you spend on your energy costs annually and installing a modern, energy efficient boiler can drastically reduce the amount of gas needed to heat your home, making it cheaper to run while also reducing the amount of carbon emissions from your home.

Insulating your ground floor is a great way to keep your property warm, reduce draughts and could save you up to £40 per year on your heating bills.

Solar electricity panels, also known as photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity that you can use in your home. By installing solar panels you can generate your own renewable electricity, cutting your electricity bills, reducing your carbon footprint and even receiving payments for any extra energy that you generate.

Solar water heating systems, or solar thermal systems, use free heat from the sun to warm your hot water reducing your energy bill and cutting your carbon footprint. A conventional boiler or immersion heater can be used to make the water hotter, or to provide hot water when solar energy is unavailable.

A warm home is vitally important and it’s something we can help with! You may also be eligible for funding that can help towards the cost of installing your new, energy efficient boiler. Get in touch with the team to see how we can help.

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