The Green Deal explained

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What is the Green Deal?

The Green Deal is the new way to pay for energy-saving improvements for your home. You can take out a Green Deal loan to pay for energy efficiency improvements (referred to as measures) such as loft, cavity or solid-wall insulation, a new boiler or even a ‘micro-generation’ system, such as solar panels. The loan is repaid through savings you will make on your electricity bills. Your combined energy bills shouldn’t be any higher than usual. Once the loan is paid off you can take full advantage of the energy savings and feel the difference straight away.

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See our Green Deal FAQs page for an explanation of all the Green Deal.

How do you get started?

Firstly we need to arrange for an accredited Green Deal Assessor to visit your home and conduct your assessment. The Green Deal Assessment is made up of two parts-

How is the Green Deal different?

In the past, insulation has been available free of charge or heavily discounted through schemes funded through everyone’s energy bills. The most recent of these free insulation schemes is the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO).

Green Deal loans

The Green Deal loan is repaid through your electricity bill. The way the deal differs from a standard loan is that the repayments you’ll make on the loan should be covered by the savings you make from having the energy-saving home improvements installed. This system is known as the ‘Golden Rule’ – you should not pay back more in loan repayments than you are saving on your energy bill.

Who can install Green Measures for you?

Only Organisations that have registered with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), and have been authorised and given a Green Deal Quality Mark, can become a Green Deal Provider or Installer and can help you arrange installation of measures through a certified installer. Green Deal installers are traders authorised to install energy efficient measures in your home.

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