Energy efficiency

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1. Energy efficiency help

Home energy efficiency can save you money, help you improve your living conditions and reduce your impact on the environment.

You can improve the energy efficiency of your home by making improvements such as solid and cavity wall insulation, double glazing, draught proofing or putting in a new boiler.

GOV.UK energy efficiency and grants offers an online questionnaire to help you find out how to make your home more energy efficient, explains what savings you can make and what grants are available.

Help may be available to assist you with the cost of loft and cavity wall insulation, repairs to broken boilers or the installation of gas central heating systems. In some cases the cost of these measures may be fully covered.

If you are not connected to gas but there is a gas supply nearby assistance may also be available to get connected.

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The larger energy companies have an obligation to invest in energy efficiency measures, aimed at reducing energy use,  through their energy company obligation (ECO). In order to target ECO to the most vulnerable households local authorities have flexibility to prioritise certain households in their area who would not necessarily qualify for ECO funding. You can download Exeter’s flexible eligibility statement outlining the priority groups in the City: Local Authority Flexible Eligibility Statement


The Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 requires local authorities to report their activities around energy efficiency, to the government, every 2 years. You can download the report submitted in March 2017 covering the period 2015-17: Home Energy Conservation Act Report