Thrift Energy have reached the highest standards of installation in all of these measures allowing us to act as Green Deal Installers for this vast range of improvements.
We also hold the prize as the North East’s Insulation and Fabric Installer of the year for the quality of our work and attention to detail.
Please explore the full range of our domestic energy saving home improvements below.
Gas condensing boiler replacement
Boilers account for 55% of spending on energy bills. In a gas heated home boilers account for 60% of carbon dioxide emissions. Replacing your old G-rated boiler with a new A-rated condensing boiler could save you £310 on energy bills and save up to 1,200kg of carbon dioxide annually.
Solid Wall Insulation
External Solid wall insulation – External wall insulation can be applied without disruption to your house and it does not decrease the floor area of the property. The outer walls are renewed as well as improving the weather resistance and draught proofing. Installing this measure can reduce condensation problems internally and prevent damp.
Internal Solid wall insulation – This is a hugely beneficial option for those who cannot or do not want to install external solid wall insulation on their home, such as listed building etc. Where cavity wall insulation is not available, internal solid wall insulation can be installed on a room by room basis and creates a dry-lined, insulated internal wall, no more 10cm from the existing wall. Our specialist internal wall insulation system creates very little mess and disruption and all fixtures and fittings are put back as new.
Loft insulation is an effective way to save energy and money in your home, reducing heat by around 25%. Insulating the loft, or topping up any previous insulation, could save you £180.00 on fuel bills a year.
We can work with you to fully insulate your loft, whilst ensuring safe access and storage is still available in your loft. Where no access is available to your loft, it is likely to be uninsulated. Our service can extend to installing a hatch in order to insulate.
Cavity wall Insulation
If your house was built between 1900 and 1980, it was likely built with a cavity wall, which has no insulation. Nowadays, houses are built with this vital energy saving measure already installed.
If your cavity has no insulation, it can be installed quickly and easily by drilling a series of holes in the outer brick and blowing insulation in. The holes are patched up and cannot be seen without close inspection.
Cavity wall insulation can save around 30% off your heating bill.
Flat Roof Insulation
Flat roofs were a common construction method in the 1960’s and 1970’s, particularly for extensions. They were often built with no insulation and have previously not had any assistance with funding, despite being one of the poorest performing factors in any homes energy rating.
Financial support is now available for flat roofs, which can be insulated using a rigid board of insulation, with a new weather proof coating over the top. Making your flat roof as good as your pitched roof.
Room in roof insulation
Rooms in the roof or rooms with sloping ceilings are often untouched from the day they were constructed.
Typically these rooms are also very difficult to keep warm in the winter and are uncomfortably warm in the summer.
The insulation of such rooms involves a combination of measures owing to the various details that make up the slopes, half height walls, eaves lofts and ceilings.
By installing insulation you can massively reduce your energy bills and make these areas of your home much more comfortable.
Under floor insulation
Insulating under the floorboards on the ground floor prevents heat loss and draughts from rising up. Whilst heat rises and so floor insulation is not as effective as loft insulation in terms of reducing your heat demand, the floor is the biggest source of draughts. Preventing these draughts therefore makes your home, much more comfortable and can often enable you to turn down your thermostat without noticing any drop in temperature.
Solar PV allows you to generate your own electricity while saving money on fuel bills. Loans are available fully covering installation costs, then repaid to you through the Feed In Tariff (FIT). FiT pays an income for every unit of electricity generated, repayments can be up to 13p/kWhr over 20 years covering installations and maintenance costs. You will also get paid for any electricity you don’t use that goes back to the grid. Installing Solar PV could save up to £750.00 on your fuel bills and 2000kg of carbon dioxide each year.
Solar thermal panels collect heat which is used to heat water for your storage tank. During the summer your solar thermal panels will deliver nearly of all your hot water and a significant amount during the winter. Installing solar thermal can earn you a tax-free payment of up to £460 a year with the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). RHI pays an income for every unit of electricity generated; repayments can be up to 19.2p per kWh for all the energy produce, plus you’ll save up to £90 on your energy bills each year.
A biomass boiler is a direct replacement for your current, solid fuel, oil or LPG fired boiler. Biomass fuel is created from waste wood and delivered in the form of compressed pellets. The pellets are delivered into your fuel store, just as with your existing arrangement.
When you need heat, there is no manual process of transferring wood from your store to your boiler, it is fully automated and putting on the heating is as simple as flicking a switch on the wall.
The fuel is very cheap and biomass boilers can achieve efficiencies in excess of 98% resulting in very low waste and ash. Boilers are also self-cleaning.
Not only will your heating bill be massively reduced, you will benefit from the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) – a 7 year tariff that will more than recoup the installation cost.
A Biomass Boiler is a carbon free, cost-neutral heating solution for your off-gas property.
Air Source Heat Pumps
An air source heat pump can provide all of the central heating and hot water needs of your home.
They work on the same principal as a refrigerator; by drawing in low temperature air from outside and running it through a compressor the air source heat pump can create hot water of up to 70°C.
Air source heat pumps are powered by electricity and are suitable for off-gas properties. Moving from oil fired heating to an air source heat pump can save up to half on your annual heating bill.
The Government class air source heat pumps as a renewable technology due to their high efficiency and so you can benefit from the Renewable Heat Incentive – a Government funded tariff that will help you recoup the cost of the installation over 7 years.
Building Work and Extensions
As well as carrying out all aspects of energy efficiency retro fit, Thrift Energy can offer a full building service, including design and planning, building and finishing for your home extension.
We also carry out kitchen design and installations.
All building work is carried out by our energy professionals with energy efficiency at the heart of any design.