Hard to heat home?
Homes that are hard to heat waste energy. Wasting energy means paying higher fuel bills.
All homes are rated from A to G for energy efficiency. The most energy efficient homes have an A or B rating. The least energy efficient homes have an F or G rating. To qualify for home improvements at no cost through the Nest scheme your home must have an F or G energy rating.
How do I know if my home has an F or G energy rating?
When you call us on 0808 808 2244 a Nest adviser will run through a series of questions to get an idea of how energy efficient your home is and which band it falls into. You can download a list of some of the questions you’ll be asked here
Older properties and larger homes are usually harder to heat, such as detached, semi detached and end-of-terrace. Homes built with non-traditional materials might also lose more heat through the walls or roof.
Homes with no central heating or not using mains gas for the main form of heating are usually less energy efficient. Newer and smaller homes are likely to be more energy efficient but improvements can still be made.
Some typical examples of hard-to-heat homes
A home with some or all of these characteristics might have an F or G energy rating:
- no central heating
- a boiler that is at least 15 years old – though some newer boilers can also be inefficient
- a hot water cylinder with no insulation
- solid or cavity walls with no insulation, or walls built from non-traditional materials
- no loft insulation or not enough insulation (less than 100mm thick)
- single-glazed windows
- no draught proofing around doors and windows
You can download our guide to F & G rated properties here
Call 0808 808 2244 from a landline or a mobile when you’re ready to get started.