What is MyEcoHome and how does it work?
MyEcoHome is an online portal which checks if you are eligible for funding for larger energy efficiency measures (such as insulation and heating) under the government’s ECO scheme. MyEcoHome will ask you a series of simple questions about your household circumstances, your tenure and your property. Once you’ve answered these, MyEcoHome can quickly decide if you might be eligible to receive funding, or part-funding, for the energy efficiency measure you have applied for.
If MyEcoHome decides you are eligible, MyEcoHome will ask you to enter your details and you will then be contacted by one of our contact centre operatives. Please ensure that any personal information entered into the MyEcoHome portal is correct and up-to-date.
What is LEAP?
LEAP is the Local Energy Advice Partnership which offers free energy saving and money advice to households that are eligible under the LEAP criteria. It offers “easy energy efficiency measures” during a home visit with a LEAP Home Energy Advisor. These easy measures can include things like a draught excluder for your front door, LED lightbulbs and even an insulation jacket for your hot water cylinder.
LEAP has created the MyEcoHome portal as a simple way for everyone to check if they are eligible to receive funding for larger measures. Larger measures include insulation and heating, and are not possible to install during the LEAP home visit. These measures need to be assessed, surveyed and installed by an approved contractor. Using the MyEcoHome portal will speed up this process.
Who is AgilityEco?
AgilityEco provides the LEAP service, in partnership with Local Authorities, and funded thanks to generous contributions from energy suppliers. AgilityEco also manages funding on behalf of energy companies for insulation and heating measures under the ECO scheme.
What is the ECO scheme?
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. Under ECO, medium and larger energy suppliers fund the installation of energy efficiency measures in British households. Each obligated supplier has an overall target based on its share of the domestic energy market in Britain. The obligated energy suppliers work with installers to introduce certain efficiency measures into your home, such as loft or wall insulation, or heating measures. The ECO3 scheme consists of one distinct obligation: the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO).
The Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation requires energy suppliers to promote the installation of measures that lead to financial savings on energy bills, such as the installation of insulation and heating measures.
Local authorities are also able to refer residents in their areas to obligated energy suppliers so that they can be offered support under the scheme.
In order to benefit from ECO you must own your own home or have the permission of your landlord, including if your property is owned by a social housing provider or management company.
Finding out if you qualify for ECO can be daunting. MyEcoHome will guide you through the eligibility process quickly and easily, and there are freephone contact numbers that you can call at any point during the process.