CBO Energy Solutions energy efficiency

How to cut energy costs in your home or shop

Easy steps you can take towards creating an energy-efficient home

We know that you’ve heard it all before; compost your leftover food and turn off any lights that don’t need to be on. Yes, these ideas do work and can save you money on your electricity bill but they don’t make a great impact.

Renovate your home to save energy

There are many changes you can make to your home, big and small that can seriously reduce your energy costs.

This could include from great changes like getting construction work to let more light and warmth into the house, to reduce heating bills, or renovating your home and getting an electrical contractor to fit more energy-efficient devices to reduce over-usage of household appliances.

We want to share with you our secrets, tip & tricks on how you can make a sufficient impact on your heating and electricity bill for free using home insulation grants.

There are two main grants that you need to be aware of!

Cavity Grants

Cavity wall insulation fills the gap, keeping the warmth in to save energy. It can also help reduce condensation inside the house if this is a problem on your external walls. Filling cavity walls is not a job you can do yourself: you will need to find a registered installer.

A professional can do the job in around two hours for an average house with easily accessible walls; it should be simple, quick – and make no mess.

If you’re successful after taking the survey your cavity or loft insulation can be installed and an energy assessor will generate an Energy Performance Certificate free of charge.

Roofing Services

Nearly 75% of energy costs are spent on heating in the average home. A big factor that increases energy loss in the home is through the roof.

Roofing that is not insulated properly is the biggest cause of heat loss in the home and thus the biggest cause of wasted energy.

The majority of homes in the UK have tiled gable roof which is hard to insulate due to their size and shape.

Flat rubber roofing is one of the best roofing options for new homes in terms of saving energy. Other than rubber being an insulating material alone, this is due to the fact the structure of a flat roof leaves less space for energy loss.

Loft Grants

Did you know that if your home isn’t insulated correctly, 25% of your heat could be getting lost through the roof! If you want free home insulation to provide your home with comfort and sustainability, click here to fill out a quick form and see if you’re eligible.

Fix electrical issues before they become too complicated

Faulty electrics cause a reduction in efficiency, therefore, it is so important that you fix any electrical issues in your home before they get too big, whether they present a danger or just waste too much energy.  Some faults in electrics that waste energy include:

  • faulty wiring
  • faulty plug sockets
  • broken boilers

The easiest way to fix these problems and avoid them from happening again is by hiring emergency electricians that offer a range of services, who are likely to be able to fix any issues you have.

Insulate, insulate, insulate

Insulating your roof is an amazing start to keeping that warmth inside your house.


Low energy Doors – reduce Energy consumption & save money

Have the convenience of automatic doors without the high utility costs.
Having the option of low energy settings are a cost-effective solution for your automatic doors. These have no sensors and instead are simply triggered to open either by pushing it or using a push pad.

Low energy doors require less technology, meaning the initial price of the door is low meaning savings for businesses and shop owners.

As the door will only open if triggered, there are no sensors, so the doors won’t open for people simply walking past the building, making them more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.

This can also mean less heat loss from the shop space.

Make the switch
It is also possible to add low energy settings to pre-existing automatic doors which are currently fully automatic.

The is no need to pay for new automation, instead, you can just change your settings and start saving money.

As well as the financial benefits, low energy doors are typically less noisy when in use and are fully compliant to DDA requirements.