You can insulate your home to make it warmer and cheaper to heat. By using less energy you also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Heat leaves our homes through lots of places, so an easy way to get started is to fill those gaps! Draught proofing is cheap to do and a great way to save money straight away, more information on how can be found here.
Where to insulate
You can insulate your walls, roof, floor, windows and doors which is also known as retrofitting your home. The Energy Saving Trust give more details about different types of insulation.
When planning a big insulation project, The Centre for Sustainable Energy has a useful guide for approaching low-carbon retrofitting.
The CHEESE project offer surveys showing where in your home to insulate. By using a thermal imaging camera, they show you the gaps that need filling. This has a cost but is free to some low income households.
Futureproof at the Centre for Sustainable Energy offer a range of services to help Bristol residents find out how to insulate their home. Alternatively you can find a list of Retrofit Coordinators operating in Bristol on the Trustmark website.
Bristol City Council’s Bright Green Homes scheme offers financial support for people in low income households who do not use mains gas.
The Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) scheme also offers financial support to low income households.
Bristol City Council’s Energy Loan scheme offers homeowners loans of up to £20,000 for energy efficiency measures.