Insulation helps keep your home feeling cosy as well as cutting your energy bills. But it’s pricey to install so it’s worth finding out if you qualify for a grant to help with the cost of installing insulation in your home.
Some energy companies offer free insulation or grants to help you make your home more energy efficient, thanks to the government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Scheme.
Even if your energy supplier doesn't, here’s how much you could save on your energy bills with insulation:
- loft insulation (270mm): between £115 and £215 per year
- floor insulation: between £25 and £65 per year
- cavity wall insulation: between £70 and £245 per year.
How much you can save depends on the size and type of your home, and how energy efficient it is already.
Over time, insulation will pay for itself with the savings you make on your energy bills, so it’s worth doing. If you need help with the initial cost of installing insulation, read on to find out what help is available.
Are insulation grants still available?
Paying for insulation
If you're not eligible for a grant, how you pay for insulation jobs will depend on your individual circumstances and the cost of the job.
You can do simple insulating jobs yourself relatively cheaply, such as draught proofing and loft insulation. Bigger jobs that need a professional installer can cost upwards from about £330 for cavity wall insulation in a flat to around £7,400 for solid wall insulation.
To find out the costs, savings and payback times for the various insulation jobs, see our individual guides to: