Energy efficiency advice for Selby

Find out about energy efficiency and affordable warmth help for homes in the Selby area.

There are a range of schemes and organisations that can help make your home more energy efficient.

Better Homes Selby

This is a council endorsed energy efficiency scheme set up to help homeowners, private tenants and private landlords across the area. The aim is to create warmer, healthier homes and reduce the cost of fuel bills.

The scheme seeks to identify the best offers for homeowners in the following areas:

  • home insulation
  • heating
  • boilers

You can find out more on the Better Homes Yorkshire website.

Free home insulation through the home upgrade grant

We are offering grant funded insulation for low income households through our home upgrade grant. Funding is available to you whether you own or privately rent your home, subject to the eligibility criteria. Permission will also be required from your landlord if you are in private rented accommodation.

The following types of insulation are available:

  • loft insulation and draught proofing
  • cavity wall insulation

To be eligible, all of the following criteria must apply:

If the property does not have an energy performance certificate, get in touch and we may be able to arrange one, if all the other eligibility criteria are met.

Home upgrade grant funding for homeowners

If you own your home, the insulation work and survey will be fully funded by the grant. 

Home upgrade grant funding for private tenants

We can provide a grant of up to £5,000 for insulation measures. A landlord contribution off at least one third of the cost is required. 

To register your interest or for more information, you can:

All grants are subject to a home survey and confirming eligibility.

Replacement boilers for homeowners and landlords

If you do not qualify for a loan to replace your boiler, our partner, Better Homes Yorkshire, can arrange a replacement using an approved installer. Boiler replacements can cost as little as £2,000 and may be possible within 48 hours of making an enquiry.

For enquiries about boiler replacements and other energy efficiency home improvements, call Better Homes Yorkshire on 0800 597 1500 or visit the Better Homes Yorkshire website.

Energy contribution obligation

You can also benefit from the energy company obligation, which is government funding to provide energy efficiency improvements to fuel-poor households. 

You can read our local eligibility criteria in our flexible eligibility statement of intent here.

Apply for financial help

If you think you may qualify for any of these options, please contact us or call the home energy officer at City of York Council on 01904 552300.

Yorkshire Energy Doctor

The Yorkshire Energy Doctor can provide free and completely independent advice on how you can reduce your energy costs and afford to live in a warm home this winter.

The advice can include switching to a cheaper energy supplier or tariff, smart meters, applying for grants to get financial help with energy costs, including the £140 warm home discount for those on low incomes, and tips on reducing energy use in the home. 

You can find out more by calling 01757 249100.

Groundwork's green doctor

Groundwork's green doctors work in communities to offer practical support and advice to people - often those most at risk of fuel poverty - that helps them to make their homes more environmentally friendly and cheaper to heat.

They are independent, impartial experts who give homes a check up then offer energy saving advice. They also offer support and advice on accessing grants and funding for installing insulation and central heating systems, switching energy supplies, dealing with energy debt and applying for the warm homes discount.

They also provide kit that keeps people warm, identify financial support when needed and fit energy saving equipment. 

You can visit the Groundwork website to find out more or call their free telephone number 0808 1683547.

Home Upgrade Grant - phase 2

A new grant is now available providing energy efficiency upgrades and clean heating systems to low-income households that are not on mains gas.

The Home Upgrade Grant (HUG2) can be used for improvements such as insulation and solar panels to air source heat pumps and smart heating controls. These will help save money on energy bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Register your details with us to find out if you could be eligible for the grant.