In 2018 it was recorded that 2.4 million households in the UK were living in fuel poverty

National Energy Action, which campaigns to end fuel poverty, estimates 12,000 people die each year from health conditions arising or worsening from having a cold home

A cold home impacts everyone: the young the old, the healthy and those with underlying health issues.

The Government realises this and is running a scheme to help reduce fuel poverty and tackle the UK’s carbon footprint and global warming.

Energy Companies Obligation (ECO).

This was initially launched in 2013 under Eco 1.

We are currently working under Eco 3 which will be followed in July 2022 by Eco 4, which will run until 2026.

Under Eco, households are eligible for energy saving measures to be fitted into their homes to help hold more of their heat in and reduce the amount of money spent heating their homes.

The majority of these measures are free to qualifying households. In some instances, households could be asked to make a contribution towards work as the grants available might not fully cover the costs of the installation.

Northwich Guardian:

Ecogee is a local company who has successfully obtained direct funding for carrying out much-needed energy saving measures. Ecogee was established in Liverpool in 2013. It is owned by two local businessmen and employs local labour.  The firm currently has in excess of £5 million in funding over the next 12 months that can be and should be spent on improving your home here in The Wirral.

These grants are available to qualifying households (Households in receipt of certain benefits) and those households that qualify under their Local Authority Flexibility Scheme.

Northwich Guardian:

Typical measures currently being installed under Eco are:

  • First-time central heating.
  • Installing a new A-rated gas boiler.
  • Loft insulation.
  • Cavity wall insulation.
  • Under-floor insulation.
  • External and internal wall insulation.
  • Room-in-roof Insulation.

If you want to know more about this scheme or how to apply, please feel free to contact Kevin on 0800 689 5735 or email