How home retrofit can transform a house into a cosy and energy efficient home [animation]
Home retrofit and energy efficiency improvements can transform your cold, draughty house into an energy efficient, Cosy Home – here’s how.
In the UK we have an old and inefficient housing stock, meaning that many of us live in cold, draughty, damp homes. Not only does that have a huge impact on our health and comfort, it also means we’re paying more than we should on energy bills and producing more carbon emissions from our homes than is needed.
The solution? Home retrofit! Retrofitting your home will ensure that the fabric of your home is energy efficient – well-insulated and air tight, with controlled ventilation. Turning your house into a Cosy Home.
Take a look at the illustration below for some of the ways a house can be transformed into a Cosy Home – you can also explore our interactive house to find out more about each of the highlighted measures.
- From the start of the new year, there will only be three months remaining to apply for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), soon to be replaced by the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) in March 2022. For some homeowners, it may be in their interest to take part in
- The Green Homes Grant, launched in 2020 and now extended until March 2022, enables homeowners to access up to £5,000 to undertake certain retrofit measures. Update: published November 2020 This month the Government has confirmed that the Green Homes Grant
- Once you’ve registered your home with Cosy Homes Oxfordshire and begin your home retrofit journey, the first step is a home assessment. But what can you expect to happen during this home assessment? That’s what we’ll be exploring in this blog. The first
- In this series of retrofit measures blogs, we’ll be explaining different retrofit measures which can improve the energy efficiency of homes – reducing energy usage to cut energy bills and carbon emissions, and improve the comfort of your home.