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Loft Insulation

As one of the most Green Energy service & Maintenance companies in the UK, City Technical Services are available 365 days a year, 24/7 for your convenience. This is a good thing, because let’s face it, your boiler won’t hold off breaking down until it’s more suitable for you. No, it will most likely happen at the most inconvenient time possible, well, at least that’s my experience.

City Technical Services provide a range of Services and are accredited Green Deal Installers and Suppliers. Whether it’s a Boiler Replacement, Loft Insulation or perhaps you may be due for your boiler to go through its annual Gas safety check, City Technical can help you, and not just with these things, our missions statement is to provide our customers with warmer homes and save them money at the same time, more heat with lower costs, that is one of the primary goals of City Technical Services. If we can get this done through the governments Green Deal scheme using Green Deal finance or Green Deal Loans, all the better.

Insulate your HomeTake our Craigdale Housing Association work for example, with over 1450 boiler replacement and installations with surveys to follow, we received 100% positive feedback!

We treat out commercial and domestic customers exactly the same, each and every customer regardless of being domestic or commercial, a private landlord, housing association, private tenant or a council tenant, you will be treated with the same high level of professional customer service and workmanship that we’ve built our reputation on.

Take our Loft Insulation for example, up to 25% of your heat is lost through a poorly insulated or uninsulated roof . If you qualify, you may be able to have your loft insulation carried out free of charge. An average household will make savings in the region of £180 each year once their loft is insulated (Source: Energy Savings Trust). This means that you will not be losing as much heat through your loft and as a knock on effect, cost you less to heat your home. With so many families in Scotland suffering from fuel poverty, this solution will give you the affordable warmth you need for your home.

Call City Technical Services to insulate your home, whether it’s Loft insulation, external or cavity wall insulation, City Technical have over a decade’s experience in the renewables and the energy efficiency industry.

City Technical is seen as a green company, focusing on reducing your carbon footprint, saving energy, and reducing customers’ fuel bills. Our services like Boiler Replacement are available through the governments Green deal scheme using green deal grants and loans, we definitely are helping customers lower their energy bills and save them money.

Let City Technical help you save some of your money, Let us insulate your home.

Our Contact Centre is open all year round 24/7, 365 days per year. Call us on 0844 391 5556 today

Why Insulate Your Home

This is why you should Insulate your Home

Insulate your HomeThere are many reasons why you should insulate your home and below, City Technical will give you some of the best reason for Loft Insulation, Cavity Wall Insulation and External Wall Insulation. Basically, reasons to insulate your home.

According to the Energy Savings Trust (EST), homes lose around 33% (1/3) of heat is lost through walls, and up to 25% of your heat escapes through an uninsulated loft. That means that you could be losing more than half of your heating, just think what half the bill would be, you could be saving that,  only if you Insulate your home.

Draught Proofing

Draught proofing provides effective, yet inexpensive form of insulation, especially around window frames and doors. The average household can save approx. £55 a year on heating costs with basic draught proofing and although that doesn’t sound like a lot over the course of the year but it is better in your pocket than not. A simple saving if you insulate your home effectively or have a green company Like City Technical Insulate your home.

Draught Proofing

Cavity Wall Insulation

Cavity Wall Insulation could be one of the best examples of how you could be making huge savings by deciding to insulate your home. An average home that has the cavity walls insulated will save approx. £140 per year on heating costs. Something which sizable enough to get your attention. So get it done – Insulate your home.

Cavity Wall Insulation

External Wall Insulation

External Wall Insulation can save the average home around £475 each year, which is a lot by anyone’s standards. You should be saving this too, so go on, insulate your home.

External Wall Insulation

Loft Insulation

Loft Insulation is another are where huge savings can be made. With up to a quarter of your heat can escape through an uninsulated loft, just divide your heating bill by four and that is the amount of money you could be saving each year. An average household will make savings in the region of £180 each year.

Loft Insulation

Synopsis

By our reckoning, you could be saving over £700 per year if you took care of your insulation, this would also help reduce your carbon footprint significantly.

By choosing to take advantage of the governments Green Deal, you could have your insulation installed in your home with no upfront cost. You simply spread the payments through your energy bills and if you happen to be in a position where you are letting your property, then you can claim a £1,500 Tax Allowance to claim the cost of insulating your properties.

What Now

So now you know the basics of how much wastage there is and how much you could be saving on your heating bills, what are you going to do?

Call City Technical Services to insulate your home, with over a decade’s experience in the renewables and the energy efficiency industry, City Technical is now proud to be seen as a green company with a focus on reducing carbon, saving energy, and reducing customers’ fuel bills, without compromising on quality. With our innovation and services like Cavity Wall insulation, Loft insulation and Boiler Replacement through the governments Green deal scheme and green deal grants and loans, we definitely are helping customers reduce their carbon footprint, helping the environment, save energy and overall lowering customers energy bills and saving them money. Let City Technical help you save some hard earned cash, Let us insulate your home.

Our Contact Centre is open all year round 24/7, 365 days per year. Call us on 0844 391 5556 today and start making those savings

Sources: Energy Saving Trust, U-Switch

Insulate your Home

Green Deal fund gets extra £100m

Households can apply for up to £7,600 of Green Deal funding

Green Deal ApprovedThe Funding is offered as part of the Green Deal home improvement fund and the latest offer is second tranche of cash after £450 million was scooped up earlier this year by households eager to save money on their heating through the governments green deal  Scheme.
All households can apply for funding of up to the maximum £7,600 and the best part of all is that it is not means tested, meaning anyone can apply for Green Deal Finance.

The only condition is that it is for home improvements that improve the energy efficiency of your home – all of which City Technical can help you with.

Insulate your HomeThere really is no better time to contact City Technical Services to get your New Green Deal Energy Efficient A Rated Boilers and your Cavity Wall & Loft Insulation installed just before the Big Freeze takes hold and according to the Met office, it is going to be a bad one.

City Technical Services is a Green Company and has been promoting Green Deal Scotland wide and even in to the north west of England for quite some time now and we are still actively encouraging and advising customers how to make their homes more energy efficient through the Green Deal and Warmer Homes Discount Scheme.

In fact on the Governments website, they state that “for winter 2014 to 2015, you could get a £140 discount on your electricity bill through the Warm Home Discount Scheme” and if you choose to use the scheme.

On the Gov.uk website, is is stated that You will qualify for the discount only if, on 12 July 2014 all of the following apply:

  • your supplier was part of the scheme
  • your name (or your partner’s) was on the bill
  • you were getting the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (even if you get Savings Credit as well).

What’s more, If you qualify for the discount,  you will get a letter by Christmas Eve, telling you either:  (A) you don’t have to apply – you’ll get the discount automatically OR (B) to apply by 30 January 2015 – the letter will tell you why and how. You’ll receive your letter by 24 December at the latest. Even if you don’t qualify, contact your energy company, you may still be able to get some discount – It is worth an ask! Although, be aware, If you don’t get a letter, Contact the Warm Home Discount Team directly, especially if you don’t get a letter but believe you qualify. Their details are at the bottom of this post too for your information.

Back to what’s happening with the Green Deal Finance, a whopping £7,600 is the maximum amount you can apply for and if you contact City Technical Services on 0844 391 5556 or via our online form, we can help you with the following ways to insulate your home and make it a cosier place to be: External Wall Insulation, Cavity Wall Insulation and Loft Insulation.

Boiler Replacementwe can also help your homes energy efficiency with Boiler Replacement with one of our ‘A’ Rated Boilers or Biomass Boilers.

If you have recently had your boiler replaced, you probably don’t want to go down the Green Deal route, but that does’t mean that City Technical cannot hep you with anything, we offer Boiler Maintenance & Servicing and furthermore, we are often able to fix your carry out a Boiler repair on the same day you call. Our Same Day Repairs have been hugely popular with our customers.

Boiler RepairsAll of City Technical’s partner energy companies are in the scheme, the full list of the suppliers below are part of the scheme:

  • Atlantic
  • British Gas
  • Co-operative energy
  • EDF Energy
  • E.ON
  • Equipower (Ebico)
  • Equigas (Ebico)
  • First Utility
  • Manweb – see ScottishPower
  • M&S Energy
  • npower
  • Sainsbury’s Energy
  • Scottish Gas – see British Gas
  • Scottish Hydro
  • ScottishPower
  • Southern Electric
  • SSE
  • SWALEC
  • Utility Warehouse (PDF, 213KB)

The Energy secretary,  Ed Davey is expected to announce this at the Lib Dem conference in Glasgow where he is also expected to be shouting about the progress made towards making it easier for consumers like you and me to switch our energy supplier because by 2020, he wants smaller independent energy suppliers to make up 30% of the Energy market.

Ed Davey went further by stating the Lib Dem plans, as per their pre-manifesto set out last month, to offer households up to £100 per year in a “Council Tax Break” if they make their homes more energy efficient.

With The Warmer Homes Discount and Green Deal Schemes I think this is a turning point where consumers like you will be able to keep some of the pennies in your pocket by improving the thermal flow in your home and in turn reducing the cost to heat your home through things like our Insulation services and energy efficient Green Deal Boilers.

Warm Home Discount Scheme
Telephone: 0345 603 9439
Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm

Sources: 

  • thisismoney.co.uk
  • citytechnical.co.uk
  • gov.uk