Not commented on the forum before but, like others, have contacted Eon and had an initial assessment, however I’m now (similarly) beginning to lose confidence in the process. Here is my email corespondence with them following the assessor’s visit, which seems to have left more questions than answers …
Sent: 16 July 2021 16:20
Hello Mr Shephard,
Following your survey I can confirm we can go ahead with either External Wall Insulation on its own, Air Sourced Heat Pump and Smart Meter Heating Controls together, or Under Floor and Loft Insulation together.
I cannot offer you all measures to be installed as Wall Insulation and the Air Sourced Heat Pump are the two most expensive measures and come to no less than £10,000 on their own.
Please let me know what option you would like to go ahead with to a technical survey to confirm if we can do it under the costs of the scheme
Sent: 17 July 2021 15:20
Thank you for the information.
Is it at all possible to get a cost breakdown for each item before I make my decision?
I am considering some of the insulation measures independently, so a price guide would be helpful. …
Sent: 19 July 2021 16:15
Hello Mr Shephard,
I cannot give you an exact price for your property as this is done at the technical survey which is the next stage.
I can give you our rough estimations which are External Wall Insulation is between £10,000 - £15,000 roughly, Air Sourced Heat Pump and Smart Meter Heating Controls can be between £10,000 - £15,000 roughly, Under Floor Insulation is between £2,000 - £5,000 roughly and Loft Insulation is between £1,000 - £5,000 roughly but please keep in mind this is based on an average property similar to your type and is not exact, the quotation could come back different to the figures that I have gave.
I hope this helps.
Sent: 26/07/2021 13:04
Thank you for the information you’ve provided, however I’m somewhat confused by the prices listed.
With prices above £10,000 that you have suggested, the scheme would not even cover an average installation of an ASHP or External Wall insulation which seems… problematic.
In addition, references online suggest that an air source heat pump (ASHP) should nominally cost no more than £10k to buy and have installed (upwards of £4k for equipment and £2k for installation).
I understand that once a technical survey is completed the costs will become clearer, but as you will appreciate it’s difficult for me as the homeowner to pick the best option when I don’t even know the costs. Especially as it appears I may need to make up the shortfall, going off your figures.
This being the case, would it not be possible for a technical survey to weigh up several of the measures available? For example, if the ASHP was judged to cost £6k, that would leave enough over for underfloor insulation as well, perhaps.
Though I am aware that the limiting factor here may not so much be the cost, but the number of installers available in the time in which the scheme is active, I assume that the purpose of offering a scheme such as this is to bring houses in the Grater Manchester area up to a certain standard of efficiency and carbon reduction. For this reason I would ask that a technical assessment is made for a number of the measures available.
Kind regards, Tom
/// I’ve not heard anything since.