EDF & Snugg launch ‘Home Efficiency Hub’ to help homeowners save cash and carbon
As research reveals that 68% of homeowners are thinking more about making their home energy efficient1, EDF is launching its Home Efficiency Hub, a one-stop home energy efficiency solution.
The platform, developed with energy efficiency start-up Snugg, gives homeowners a personalised view of the best ways to make savings on their energy bills and reduce their homes’ carbon emissions.
On entering their postcode and email, the Home Efficiency Hub provides homeowners with a personalised home efficiency plan, identifying areas where home improvements could be made – from air source heat pumps, solar PV panels and insulation, to cheaper options such as draught-proofing and installing energy efficient lightbulbs – each showing an estimated energy bill saving.
Recent research by EDF has identified that nearly a third (29%) of homeowners are worried about affording their energy bills this winter, with 43% of people feeling they have no control over their household energy spend.
Whilst 68% of homeowners are thinking about making their home more energy efficient to combat higher bills, nearly half (49%) of those surveyed agree that the overwhelming volume of conflicting advice about energy use makes them unsure what to believe.
The platform then simplifies the process of identifying EDF-approved or recommended installers to turn customers’ plans into reality and highlighting applicable grants or funding, such as ECO or the Great British Insulation Scheme saving customers time and significantly reducing the upfront cost.
This is the latest step in EDF’s collaboration with Snugg, a fast-growing start-up based in Edinburgh, who has helped develop EDF’s version of the innovative online service and also earlier this year added EDF’s network of trusted installers to its platform.
Robin Peters, CEO, Snugg commented: “Over a fifth of UK emissions come from homes and we rank amongst the worst in Europe for home energy efficiency. This is simply unsustainable – from both a cost and environmental perspective.
“The EDF Home Efficiency Hub is a powerful new platform that uses Snugg technology to help UK homeowners reduce emissions. Its launch will make it easier and more manageable for UK households to improve their home energy efficiency and in-so-doing accelerate the transition to Net Zero.”
Dan Hopcroft, Zero Carbon Heat Director at EDF said: “At EDF, saving customers cash and carbon is the motivation for everything we do. The Home Efficiency Hub gives users the ability to do just this – undertake improvements to bring down their energy bills permanently and reduce their household emissions.
“With the Home Efficiency Hub, we are making it easier than ever to access home efficiency upgrades and the financial support customers need, making sustainability easier for everyone, and helping Britain in the journey towards Net Zero.”
For further support on ways to get ready for winter and reduce energy consumption in the home, there is advice and energy-saving tips available on the government’s ‘It All Adds Up’ website.
For more information and to see the options for your home, visit https://edf.snugg.com/
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Notes to Editors
1 Research conducted by OnePoll between 18th and 22nd September, of 2,000 homeowners and renters at least partly responsible for paying the energy bill.
EDF is helping Britain achieve Net Zero by leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission, electric future and tackling climate change. It is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity[caveat:zero-carbon] and supplies millions of customers with electricity and gas.
It generates low carbon electricity from five nuclear power stations and more than thirty onshore wind farms and two offshore wind farms.
EDF is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, and there are advanced plans for a replica at Sizewell C in Suffolk. Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C will provide low carbon electricity to meet 14% of UK demand and power around 12 million homes.
EDF is one of the UK’s largest investors in renewables, with more than 1GW of renewable generation in operation and over 5GW in construction, planning and development across a range of technologies including onshore and offshore wind, solar and battery storage. We are constructing our largest offshore wind farm in Britain – the 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe project in Scotland.
EDF is helping its customers, both in business and at home, take their first steps to sustainably powering their lives. Whether it is buying an electric car, generating and storing electricity, selling energy back to the grid or installing a heat pump. EDF is one of the largest suppliers to British business and a leading supplier of innovative energy solutions that are helping businesses become more energy independent. In addition, the company’s energy services business, Dalkia, is one of the largest technical service providers in the UK and Ireland.
EDF is part of EDF Group, the world’s biggest electricity generator. In the UK, the company employs around 14,000 people at locations across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.