To get an idea of which projects would be suited to your home, users can complete a free home energy assessment, which takes 2 or 3 minutes to do and generates a user-friendly guide to available solutions. All of these project ideas will help to reduce your energy use, carbon foot print and in doing so bring your bills down. Many of the ideas are perfect for DIY-ers, but some will need specialist help, particularly to ensure that you make the most of the subsidies and grants that are available.
Our comprehensive re-vamp of the Green Living Section has introduced a wealth of new information about the schemes and subsidies to help you make the most of the project financially. Grants or subsidies such as the Feed-in-Tariff for solar electricity, or the various grants for fitting insulation, are reported and then factored into the payback calculations in the self-assessment results. There are also pages of clear, concise information about the Green Deal, the latest financial incentive to hit the market.
The Green Living section also offers well-researched, current information across the domestic renewable technologies available today, covering both buzz – generating and less trendy, but often very effective solutions. Our guide can save home-owners a significant amount of time and help to clarify some of the confusion that often lies around energy saving solutions, particularly new renewable technologies. If any of the suggestions prove attractive the home-owner can request more information and a quote from a partner in Be Energy Smart’s network of accredited installers.
Mike Edwards, Managing Director of DIY Doctor Ltd said: “This is an exciting service which offers real value to our visitors, particularly now at a time of increasing energy costs.” Charles Dowson, Managing Director of Be Energy Smart said “DIY Doctor are uniquely associated with independence, trust and clarity which is hard to achieve; we are proud to be able to work alongside them.”