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Energy Efficiency Scheme

An Energy Doctor Service is now being offered under this scheme to any Isle of Man household, providing free home health checks helping you to implement practical measures to enhance energy efficiency and lower your bills. They can fit energy saving kit and measure up for loft insulation under the Energy Efficiency Scheme if eligible. Apply for a visit: freephone 0808 1624 276 or email

This page provides details relating to the Energy Efficiency Scheme, along with operational guidelines. Before applying, we would encourage you to assess your home and decide on the measures to best suit your requirements - you may not need every item. Helpful videos and links about energy saving materials as well as support can be found on the NetZero website.

The Energy Efficiency Scheme provide simple but effective energy efficiency measures free to eligible households. By installing the items provided under the scheme, you will be able to reduce your energy consumption, providing genuine long-term savings that keep bills down and help cut carbon emissions.

The scheme is open to any island resident who owns their own home or rents, either through a private landlord or social housing. To be eligible, you must meet one of our eligibility criteria. If you do, then £800 worth of energy efficiency items will be made available to you, by two routes:

  • A series of depots around the island, where smaller measures such as LED lightbulbs and draught excluders can be collected
  • An online voucher scheme, whereby you will receive a voucher that can be redeemed with a participating merchant. This will allow you to access more substantial items, such as loft insulation, as well as the simple measures

As well as the £800, certain successful applicants will be able to claim an additional £525 to help with the installation of the items received.

To help you decide on the measures most suited to your home, as well as advice on installation and energy efficiency in general, please visit our accompanying page on NetZero Isle of Man.

What can I claim?

A maximum of £800 per household is available, as well as caps on the number of individual items. The following is a list of measures under the scheme:


Quantity available

Loft insulation

20 rolls maximum

Chimney draft excluders


External door draft excluder


Self-adhesive window seals


LED lightbulbs (60w or 75w)


Letter box covers


Radiator reflector roll

4 rolls maximum

Water tank jacket


Water pipework insulation

10 maximum

Smart heating controls


Thermostatic radiator valves

10 maximum

How to apply

There are two routes to access the scheme:

  • By filling in an application form in an approved depot
  • By filling in an application form online

When you fill in the form, you are confirming your adherence to the eligibility criteria. DEFA will undertake random spot checks to limit abuse of the scheme. The criteria are as follows (please note that you can be eligible under any of these):

  • Two income-based thresholds (based on gross income and including pensions).

a) Your weekly income and the weekly income of every household member is below the Isle of Man median income, defined by the most recent Isle of Man Earnings Report. This is £673 per week, which equates to £34,996 a year, or

b) The combined income of your household does not exceed £60,000 per year.

  • Being in receipt of one of the following benefits:

a) Attendance allowance
b) Carer’s allowance
c) Disability living allowance
d) Employed person’s allowance
e) Income support
f) Short term incapacity benefit or long term incapacity benefit
g) Income based jobseekers allowance
h) Child benefit at the full rate, equating to £24.20 per week
i) A war disablement pension
j) State pension

The additional £525 for installation can be claimed if you are in receipt of:

  • Attendance allowance
  • Carer’s allowance
  • Disability living allowance
  • Short term incapacity benefit or long-term incapacity benefit
  • War disablement pension 
  • State pension

Further detailed information is provided in our accompanying guidance document.

Also, view our eligibility scenarios examples for more information

Where to collect the items from

The participating depots are highlighted on this map and the suppliers will be added in the near future.