Saving energy at home

Energy saving home improvements

Improve the energy efficiency of your home

Once you’ve made simple changes to reduce your energy bills, you may then want to look into other changes you could make to your home that could save you money over the long term.

Ways you could make your home more energy efficient

Are you buying a home with a valid EPC rating of A or B?

Ways you could make your home more energy efficient

DIY energy saving measures

The Energy Saving Trust estimates that half of household energy bills go on heating your home and hot water. Draughts from windows, under your floor or even your chimney could be cooling your house at the same time as you’re trying to warm it. Try some simple DIY measures, like applying sealant round old window frames – or consider using a professional for those trickier jobs.

Insulate your home

Cavity wall or loft insulation can help to stop heat from escaping from places like your walls or attic and make your home toastier. If you want to insulate your home, get a quote from a registered tradesperson and check if you’re eligible for any government schemes.

Change to energy efficient heating

An energy efficient boiler could help you reduce how much energy you use. A gas registered plumber could help you find the best option for your needs.

Heat pumps are a low-carbon alternative to a boiler and work by capturing heat from the outside and moving it into your home. They could help you reduce your energy bills while being kinder to the planet.

Add solar power

Solar panels are a great, energy efficient way to power your home. To get an idea of what they might cost to install, get a registered professional to survey your home. After the initial cost of installation, you could save money each year and reduce your carbon footprint.

How energy efficient is your home?

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) rate a property's energy efficiency and could help you to buy a home that’s more energy efficient and reduce your impact on the climate too.

Buying a home with a valid EPC rating of A or B?

If you are, you could be eligible for our Green Mortgage which rewards you for buying an energy efficient home.

You could get a reduced rate on a 2 year or 5 year fixed rate mortgage and we’ll pay £350 cashback to your solicitor on the day you drawdown your mortgage. 

Royal Bank Green Mortgages are available to over 18s. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. Product fees may apply.

Cashback offer is only available on selected mortgages marked with ‘Green Mortgage - Cashback’ and can be changed or withdrawn at any point. Max LTV 85%. Early repayment charges may apply.