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Home Energy Efficiency Schemes

Q1 Energy source applicable support schemes that help you make energy saving improvements to your home and the best way to pay for them. We regularly update this page, to take on board the latest funding and grant options due to constant changes in government criteria, but if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, please feel free to get in touch with us and we will be more than happy to help you move forward with your project.

You can also follow the various external links on this page for more research and information provided by government and advisory agencies to help you with the various options for your Green - Clean - Smart energy solutions with grants and funding which are constantly changing.

Protect yourself from volatile energy prices. 

With solar, your electric rate will remain the same for the life of the system. You no longer need to be concerned about rising electric rates. 

Save up to 70% on your energy bills

Estimates on savings will vary according to property type, solar system specification and energy use habits. Q1 Energy can help advise you on a system that is right for your circumstances and illustrate your typical potential energy savings.

Reduce your reliance on fossil fuels

Gas, coal and oil are not a long-term option for environmentally sustainable energy generation and heating.

Lower your carbon footprint

By harnessing the power of the sun as your energy source, you will make significant savings in carbon emissions.

Receive payments for any surplus energy you generate

Under the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariff you can receive payments for the surplus energy you export back the grid.

Increase the value of your home

Modern buyers are looking for energy efficient homes and are prepared to pay a premium for them. It may also make your home easier and quicker to sell too.

​Flexibility of use

Solar Panel Kits can be used to generate electricity or to provide heating (solar thermal).

Sit back and enjoy the savings

There are no moving parts to a solar system, so the maintenance and upkeep will be low. After installation is complete and the system is energized, you can just sit back and enjoy the savings.

​How a Solar System Works

The average solar panel system is made up of four main parts - the solar panels, inverters, distribution panel, and electric meter. These parts are installed either on your roof, or as part of a ground mount or carport. Then, they all come together to turn sunlight into electricity.

Solar Panels

Solar panels convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity.


The DC electricity produced by the solar panels flows to the system’s inverters. Inverters convert the DC electricity to an alternating current (AC), which is the current that is used to energize your property.

Distribution Panel

The AC flows from the inverter(s) to the distribution panel. From there the electricity is sent into the building to be used. Excess electricity is sent into the utility grid.

Electric Meter

The meter is used to measure the flow of electricity to and from the utility grid.


Renewable Heating 

Heating accounts for more carbon dioxide emissions than any other aspect of our lives for the average UK household. One way to reduce that is by installing a renewable heating technology, such as a heat pump, solar water heating or biomass boiler or stove. Each home is different, and you need to find out which technology will suit your home and your lifestyle

Energy Saving Trust


Solar Panels

Through the ECO4 Scheme, the government allocated £4 billion towards the installation of solar panels and heat pumps across the UK. The government is also letting councils decide what the eligibility criteria will be depending on the needs and specific circumstances of people in the area.

Home Energy Scotland


Boiler Upgrade 

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) is a UK Government initiative launched in Spring 2022 to encourage householders in England and Wales to switch to low-carbon heating systems in place of existing gas or oil heating. The scheme offers up to £5,000 to assist with the upfront costs of upgrading to air source heat pumps. The BUS is part of a wider Heat and Buildings Strategy, which aims to change the way we heat our homes and help meet the UK’s net-zero carbon emissions target by 2050.

Boiler Upgrade Grant


Wall & Loft Insulation

As much as 1/3 of the heat in your home is lost through uninsulated areas. This means that it takes more energy and costs more money to stay warm. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you could qualify for a Government-backed Eco home insulation grant and keep your home warmer and more comfortable, while saving as much as £615 per year.

ECO + Scheme

Government Green Energy  

The Green Homes Grant is a £2 billion scheme, launched by the government, to help homeowners pay for energy saving improvements for their homes by installing measures such as wall insulation, solar panels and air source heat pumps.This is to improve the warmth of homes, cut energy bills and help the UK to be zero-carbon by 2050.

Government Green Deal





What is a heat pump?

Air source heat pumps, also known as air to water heat pumps, are a popular renewable heating choice, especially for new build projects because they provide an energy efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective way to heat a home. A heat pump is a versatile electrical appliance featuring an efficient heating system which extracts heat from one source and transfers it to another, working like a fridge or an air conditioning unit.

What are the benefits of heat pumps?

Compared with other domestic heating methods such as conventional fuel boilers, heat pumps can deliver savings on annual heating bills. Heat pumps can deliver over four times the amount of energy for every 1kW of electricity depending on factors such as boiler settings, flow temperature, insulation levels and the heating requirements of your home.

Air Source Heat Pumps have also been recognised for their quiet operation. A heat pump will require more investment than a conventional fuel boiler, however the running costs and comfort levels will be improved provided the house is adequately insulated. The energy source used by a heat pump is electricity, which can be entirely renewable, which in turn helps to reduce carbon emissions.

​It could lower your fuel bills. 

Changing your old gas boiler to an air source heat pump can save you £910 per year on your energy bills - source: Centre For Sustainable Energy calculation of the potential annual savings based on April 2022 energy prices of installing a standard air source heat pump when replacing an old (G-rated) gas boiler in an average sized, four-bedroom detached home, with radiator upgrades as required.

Individual savings estimates for each home vary and Q1 Energy can provide a personal estimate of the potential savings for your home and the technology options available.

With energy prices rising steeply, the potential savings are also set to increase substantially.

It could lower your carbon emissions

Changing your old gas boiler to an air source heat pump can reduce your household CO2 emissions by 6,000 kg per year - source: Energy Savings Trust calculation of the potential annual CO2 emissions reduction of installing a standard air source heat pump when replacing an old (G-rated) gas boiler in an average sized, four-bedroom detached home, with radiator upgrades as required. 

Individual CO2 reduction estimates for each home vary and Q1Energy can provide a personal estimate of the potential reductions for your home and the technology options available.

Maintenance costs for air source heat pumps are low. 

They are reliable, work automatically and most will operate for 20 years or more - source: The Centre for Sustainable Energy.

Do air source heat pumps work with existing radiators?

Air source heat pumps do work with existing radiators in the same way a boiler does. However, heat pumps use lower water temperature than traditional systems and to be effective it is sometimes necessary to change some of the existing radiators. If you are thinking of installing a heat pump, you don’t necessarily need to get new radiators but there is a chance your existing ones could be too small for the system. In this case, you’d need to add more radiators for the heat pump to work efficiently.

Do air source heat pumps work in cold weather?

Yes, air source heat pumps do still work in cold weather, and can still extract heat from the air when temperatures are as low as -20CAn air source heat pump is a low-carbon way of heating your home. They absorb latent heat from the outside air and use it to increase the temperature inside your home. 

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