Q1: How is ECO funded?
A: The ECO will be funded by energy suppliers. Energy suppliers obligated under the scheme will determine how much subsidy they provide to each consumer. The ECO is worth around £1.3 billion every year. The ECO Affordable Warmth and Carbon Saving Community obligations will provide support worth around £540 million per year to households. The ECO Carbon Saving Obligation is worth around £760 million per year.
Q2: How will ECO be delivered?
A: Energy suppliers will provide the ECO directly to customers, or it will be provided by organisations working together through pre-approved arrangements, such as UK Energy Saving Experts.
Q3: How is cavity insulation installed? A: To insulate your cavity walls, the installer drills small holes around 22mm in size at intervals of around 1m in the outside wall of your home. The installer then blows insulation into the cavity using special equipment. Once all the insulation is in, the installer fills the holes in the brickwork so you’ll barely notice them. Filling cavity walls is not a job you can do yourself. A professional can do the job in around two hours for an average house with easily accessible walls. It shouldn’t make any mess.
Q4: What long does cavity insulation take to install?
A: Around 2 to 2.5 hours for a semi-detached or a bungalow and about half a day for a standard detached property.
Q5: Does cavity insulation cause damp?
A: No. If the property has no damp problems before the installation of cavity wall insulation, it will certainly not have any afterwards. Our site survey visit will check to ensure that the property is suitable. In addition the product has been independently tested by The British Board of Agrément (BBA) and has been successfully awarded a BBA certificate.