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Why is it free? Martin Lewis | Edited by Steve Nowottny
£1,000s in grants and freebies are available under what’s known as the Energy Company Obligations (ECO) scheme. It’s only available to people who get certain benefits. Large and medium-sized providers have obligations to pump money into making homes more efficient, especially for tough-to-reach groups. If they miss targets, they get big fines. It sometimes doesn’t matter which company you’re signed up to, either. This isn’t just about suppliers helping their own customers – these supplier just need to put money into the system.