Tackling climate change

Energy saving home improvements

Bigger changes, bigger benefits?

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

Energy saving changes for your home

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.

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.

Change to energy efficient heating

If solar panels aren’t an option, then an energy efficient boiler could also help you reduce how much energy you use.  Ask a gas registered plumber for advice on the size of boiler you’ll need and look after it by getting your boiler serviced annually.

Are you 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 £250 cashback to your solicitor on the day you drawdown your mortgage. 

NatWest Green Mortgages are available to over 18s. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. Cashback offer is only available on selected mortgages marked with ‘Green Mortgage - Cashback’ and can be changed or withdrawn at any point.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%.