The Green Deal, and other funding options such as ECO and GDHIF can be confusing: the money available and rules about who can get it change all the time.
For clear, impartial advice about the Green Deal and ECO funding, the following organisations may be useful.
The Energy Saving Advice Service, provided by the Energy Saving Trust on behalf of the Government, has lots of information on its website.
It also offers a free, independent telephone helpline – all you pay for is a national rate call.
Call 0300 123 1234 (Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm).
The consumer organisation, Which?, also has lots of information and reviews of the Green Deal.
The popular MoneySavingExpert.com website has a Green Deal Mythbuster that highlights the pros and cons of the scheme and helps householders decide whether it’s right for them.
To check whether a Green Deal assessor, installer or provider is authorised, you can check the Register at the Green Deal Oversight and Registration Body (GD ORB) website.