• Green Deal - Making your home warmer

  • What is Green Deal?

    Green Deal helps customers make home improvements, like a new boiler or loft or solid wall insulation, that improve the energy efficiency of their homes without paying large upfront costs.

    Millions of homes across Scotland are in a condition that would benefit from the installation of energy saving improvements which in turn would reduce their electricity and gas usage, reduce carbon emissions and result in warmer, healthier homes. 

    Green Deal allows customers to effectively take out a loan to cover some or all of the costs of carrying out such improvements and to pay back the cost in instalments through their electricity bill.

    If you'd like to find out more about Green Deal, please see our key fact boxes below. 

    Green Deal Key Facts

  • Pay no more than you save

    The key benefit is that SSE Scottish Hydro customers will never pay more in their repayments than the expected savings on their gas and/or electric bill as a result of having the measures installed.
    That means you should be no worse off financially even after having all the energy efficiency improvement work done.

    How does Green Deal work in Scotland?

    The scheme is very simple. There are four main stages of the Green Deal process:
    1. Green Deal Assessment: A Green Deal accredited assessor carries out an assessment of your home and prepares a detailed report which recommends energy efficiency measures you could install and the likely savings.
    2. Quotation: You may then contact a Green Deal Provider to discuss your report. They will issue you with a quote for the cost of the recommended measures and proposed monthly repayments.
    3. Installation: If you choose to go ahead with your Green Deal Plan, your provider will  arrange for all work to be carried out by a Green Deal Installer. 
    4. Payment: Once the work is complete, your Green Deal repayments will be added to your electricity bill.

    And because the Green Deal is attached to the property, not the individual, if you were to move, the new owner would benefit from the improvements and would take on the repayments.

    Who can benefit from Green Deal?

    All householders can take part, not just SSE Scottish Hydro customers. These could be private homes, social housing (council houses) or privately rented homes. Social and private housing tenants can take advantage of the Green Deal with their Landlord’s permission.

    Customers with the least energy efficient properties will probably benefit most from Green Deal. Some of the signs that your home is not as energy efficient as it could be are:

    • On cold days your property is lukewarm or cool even when your heating is on
    • You may feel (or know) your property doesn’t hold heat for any length of time
    • You may have an older gas boiler which without you knowing, is costing you far more to run than a modern one
    • Draughts around the house
    • Certain rooms are far colder than others
    • Cold walls
  • Additional information, cashback incentives and useful websites

    Independent and impartial advice about the Green Deal can be obtained as follows:
    • Customers in England or Wales should contact the Energy Saving Advice Services (ESAS) on 0300 123 1234 or visit www.gov.uk/green-deal.
    • Customers in Scotland can contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 or visit www.greenerscotland.org for free impartial advice.

    From time to time, cashback and other financial incentives are available to customers who install energy efficiency improvements. For full information on current schemes, please click on the relevant link below:

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    If you'd like to find out more about Green Deal, call us now on 0800 294 3258* to speak to one of our advisers or send us your details using our online form.

  • More about Green Deal

    The government has more information related to various aspects of Green Deal and energy efficiency on their website.

    More about Green Deal

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    If you're a pensioner or low-income family you may be able to get help through the ECO initiative.

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    See our handy booklet on how to cut your bills and save money.

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