Green Deal explained
The Government Green Deal scheme enables consumers to install energy saving improvements to their homes without paying for the privilege. The cost for the works is paid back from the savings the installation produces via your Energy bill. (Please see the golden rule below.)
The Green Deal Golden Rule
The 'Golden Rule' ensures that the savings created by the new energy saving improvement must ALWAYS exceed the repayments applied to the annual electricity bill. This means that once the improvement has been installed, your dual fuel bill will be no higher than before the improvement was carried out. If the savings are not enough to cover the full install you will be able to take out a Green Deal personal top up plan for the remainder. The EnergyCare surveyor will explain.
The Green Deal option is available to all homeowners, landlords, privately renting tenants, Schools and commercial properties with an electricity supply.