Home Energy Saving

Take the first step toward cheaper bills and greater comfort.
It all starts with a home energy saving survey.

Our bespoke home energy saving survey will quickly identify where you are wasting heat and power and help you fix it quickly.

Reduce monthly
energy bills
Increase warmth
and comfort

Lower environmental

Improve home energy efficiency

BHESCo’s award-winning Energy Saving Service takes the hassle out of making energy efficiency improvements to your property.

Our expert team will survey your home and quickly identify the most cost-effective ways to reduce energy bills and improve comfort and thermal efficiency.

Improving the energy efficiency of your home and reducing your energy consumption will also reduce your carbon footprint, so you can take pride in knowing that you are lowering your impact on the planet as well as your wallet.

Typical home energy saving improvements

BHESCo’s experienced and knowledgeable energy saving advisors will design a detailed home energy saving plan that is unique for your property.

Our holistic survey will cover every aspect of your home energy use including:

Switching from traditional incandescent or halogen lighting to energy efficient ‘Light Emitting Diodes’ (LEDs) can reduce electricity consumption from lighting by 90%.

Adding motion sensors for lesser used rooms or corridors can further help to drive down energy bills.

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Chances are that your heating consumption makes up the lion’s share of your monthly energy bill.

Generating your heat more efficiently can greatly reduce your bills and dramatically improve comfort in your home.

Depending on the the type of property you live in, you may be able to start generating heat using an air source or a ground source heat pump.

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The cost of heating in the UK can be very expensive.

If you are losing heat through draughty windows and doors then your home will not only be uncomfortably cold but you will be wasting huge amounts of money as well.

Improving your windows and doors will make your property feel much warmer in the winter as well as feeling much cooler in the summer.

Furthermore, as well as helping you cut down on energy bills, new windows and doors will reduce levels of noise pollution from outside.

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The UK has some of the oldest housing stock in Europe and many properties suffer from mould and damp.

Properties in Brighton and Hove can be especially vulnerable to damp due to higher levels of moisture in the air. There is also a high number of basement flats in the city which are particularly vulnerable to damp and black mould.

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Any floor that is above an unheated space (like a garage or a basement) can easily lose a great deal of heat to the colder area beneath.

In some properties heat can be lost through the ground floor as well, so it is important that floors are properly insulated wherever possible.

The type of floor in your property (concrete or suspended timber) will determine which solution is most appropriate.

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Hot air rises, which means that up to 25% of heat loss in the home can happen if your roof is not properly insulated.

Fortunately, topping up your loft insulation is one of the cheapest and easiest types of insulation you can install.

Increasing the depth of your loft insulation to the recommended minimum of 270mm will immediately improve comfort and wellbeing while helping you to dramatically reduce home energy bills.

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The majority of heat in the home is lost through the walls – in some cases heat loss though uninsulated walls can account for up to half of all heat loss.

There are a variety of solutions for improving the energy efficiency of your walls which will depend on the age of your property and the type of the property.

Possible solutions could include Cavity Wall Insulation, External Wall Insulation, or Internal Wall Insulation.

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In addition to helping you improve the energy performance of your property BHESCo’s energy advisors can evaluate the potential for generating your own renewable electricity by installing solar panels. 

The costs of solar panels have fallen dramatically in the last ten years, with a typical domestic 4kW (12 panel) system now costing around £5,000.

We can help you can maximise the value of installing solar power by identifying opportunities for selling excess electricity to energy suppliers. 

We will also look at the potential gains to be had from installing a solar power battery. This allows you to store energy that has been generated during the day for use when you may need it later in the evening, or to participate in grid flexibility services.

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Making physical improvements to the fabric of your home will deliver immediate and tangible results for your warmth and wellbeing, but you can also make a big impact on your bills by making better use of your energy.

Our home energy saving survey will include details on how you can further reduce enegy bills through good behaviours and habits.

We can identify which appliances are consuming the most energy and suggest ways they could be used more efficiently.

This could include installing controls to regulate your boiler, using Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs) to control the heat in individual rooms, adding ‘power down’ plugs to appliances which are unused over night, or making appropriate use of a hot water timer for storage heaters.

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Home energy saving case studies


A resident of South East London, Tom decided to retrofit his 1910s semi-detached Victorian house after experiencing several very chilly winters. Following a survey from a domestic retrofit consultant Tom went ahead with the installation of series energy efficiency improvements such as insulation and double-glazing in addition to installing a heat pump and hot water tank.


Brighton homeowner Ed approached BHESCo forsupport with the installation of a rooftop solar PV system. BHESCo designed and project managed the installation of a 4kW rooftop solar panel array plus a 4.8kW battery storage unit, all financed using our 'Pay As You Save' financing. We estimate that the combination of these measures will save Ed 90% on his electricity bills.

How much does it cost?

The cost of a home energy saving survey depends on how many bedrooms are in the property and whether or not you require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

Customers who decide to work with BHESCo to install their energy improvements will not have to pay for their energy audit upfront – the cost will be absorbed into the Pay As You Save financial agreement.

All prices shown are exclusive of VAT.

Frequently Asked Questions

We make our Energy Saving Service available to everyone in the community whether they are a member of BHESCo or not.

Many BHESCo customers go on to become members but this is not a prerequisite.

Recent regulations in the housing market have greatly increased the importance of having an up-to-date and accurate Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

When selling a property an EPC must be presented to the buyer/ new owner.

From April 2018, all rented properties must meet government issued Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) or they will be ineligible for new lettings.

BHESCo energy surveyors are fully qualified to issue new EPCs if required.

An energy survey usually takes no more than 1-2 hours depending on the size of your property.
We aim to have your completed Energy Saving Report to you within five working days following the survey.

Your Energy Saving Report includes details of all the ways you are wasting heat and energy in your home in addition to our suggestions of how to address any issues with the most cost-effective solutions available.
Our suggested energy efficiency/ energy generation measures include details of typical upfront costs and anticipated payback time, as well as the expected financial and carbon reducing benefits.

Our report will include an analysis of your current gas and electric bills plus a recommendation of cheaper energy tariffs if applicable. Usually the savings made from switching tariff alone will cover the cost of the energy survey.

It is preferable that our energy surveyors are able to view each room of the property including the loft so some clearance may be required if neccessary.

It is also beneficial to have access to any meters, boilers, or hot water controls.

A copy of your most recent gas and electric bill is essential for helping us to understand yoru energy use and current costs.

Save Money, Save Energy, Save Earth

Energy use in homes accounts for 14% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the UK.

Taking action to improve the energy performance of your home will contribute to the UK’s climate change targets as well as delivering significant benefits to your wellbeing and monthly finances.

Since we launched our Energy Saving Service in January 2016 BHESCo have visited more than 1,000 properties and achieved savings worth hundreds of thousands of pounds on behalf of our customers.

If you want to enjoy cheaper monthly energy bills and enhanced comfort in your home (while saving the planet at the same time) then it all starts with a BHESCo home energy survey.