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About Effective Home

We make those small, sustainable first steps easy – and bigger leaps just as effortless – whether you are looking for a more energy efficient boiler or a renewable source of power for your home. We work around the property itself and the people who live in it – to add value to your home, help you save money and reduce your carbon footprint.
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Why Choose Effective Home

With a commitment to efficient and affordable energy solutions, we make it easy for homeowners across the country to improve their home’s efficiency and all the benefits that come along with it.
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Experienced Trusted Team

Expert team with over 15 years of experience and thousands of installs of energy generating or energy saving measures under our belts.

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The Best Solar Installer 2023

As sustainability is becoming not just a choice but a necessity, ensuring the credibility of solar installers is a step towards a brighter, greener future.

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Peace Of Mind

Certified members of the Energy Performance Validation Scheme (EPVS), meaning all our performance estimates for home energy products are accurate and independently verified.

Are you eligible for GBIS?

What is GBIS?

The Great British Insulation Scheme ( GBIS ) is a government scheme to help people insulate their homes, make them more energy efficient and save money on their energy bills.

Cost: Fully Funded if you qualify

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Qualifying Criteria

In order to qualify for funding you need to pass some criteria these are:

You need to have an EPC rating of D or below.

You need to have a property within the council tax bands:

  • A – D in England
  • A – E in Scotland and Wales

If you qualify, Effective Home will have to carry out a retrofit assessment. In order to make this as transparent as possible, we have broken down what to expect before, during and after the assessment.

Take a look at what to expect on install day, along with some frequent FAQs to appease any queries you may have.

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What to expect at a retrofit assessment?

The assessment of your property allows us to collect all the data that we must then review against the Great British Insulation Scheme guidance and savings calculators to enable us to make an informed decision.

Outside we will check:

Suitability of the insulation for the property – drilling all walls of the property confirming the suitability for installation, checking damp proof courses, brickwork, and access for installers.

Inside we will check

  • The condition of the property – ensuring there isn’t any subsidence, condensation, damp and if any remedial is required before installation.
  • The ventilation of the property – assessing whether any ventilation is required and upgraded to keep the air quality of the property safe, extractor fans, trickle vents and door undercuts. A pre and post air pulse test is performed on the day of installation to ensure what has been installed is satisfactory.
  • Energy performance – required to calculate their current energy rating and the improvements to the rating the insulation will make. This is also used to claim the funding and go into government reports in line with our net zero targets.
  • Installer paperwork – outlines the above and requires a signature on each sheet to confirm the assessor has explained everything.
  • Assessment application – requires signatures to confirm customer details and privacy notices for funding paperwork.

Access required

We will require access to your whole property – all rooms, windows, doors, electric/gas meters, boiler, heating controls and access to the loft. These are all important and must be accessed to complete and accurate assessment.

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What to expect next?

On average from Assessment Complete to Passing to Max to book an install date the project will sit in solutions for 5 working days. This is where we complete our review of the assessment and make a decision on whether the property is viable for an install.

Should the project not be viable at this stage, the customer will be contacted by Effective Energy Solutions to confirm the reasons for not progressing to install.

What happens on install day?

From Max Energy receiving the contact, they will contact the customer within 2 days to arrange an install date, this date tends to land within 20 days of customer contact.

  • 25 year insurance backed guarantee with quality mark for cavity installs. 
  • 2 Year insurance backed guarantee with quality mark for loft installs.
  • Thermabead Carbon Saver – Cavity 
  • Knauf Earthwool 44 – Loft

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We do have brand ambassadors who go door to door. Our Brand Ambassadors are active Monday to Friday between 10am & 8pm / Saturday between 10am & 5pm

They are badged with an Effective Home card (which must be visible) and an ID – EH####-####

The Brand Ambassador will check the home meets the requirements for funding by collecting some paperwork on proof of ownership, proof of address and drilling inspection holes on external walls.

They will book your Retrofit Assessment appointment with you before leaving.

Working in partnership with BriteVox

This is a percentage of your bill which the government use to pay for innovations and upgrades. The amount is already being taken so will not affect your bill.

The insulation will prevent as much heat leaving your home. Up to 35% of heat is lost through uninsulated walls. If your heating habits do not change then your energy bill will decrease.

In order to qualify for funding you need to pass some criteria these are:

You need to have an EPC rating of D or below.

You need to have a property within the council tax bands:

  • A – D in England
  • A – E in Scotland and Wales

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