"People can do this for themselves and do not need companies who will simply charge them by putting a charge on the electric meter for the next 20 years. lets show what can be done and make Christmas come sooner."
The government has announced a further £100m for green deal improvements after the scheme closed suddenly in July.
Ed Davey, the energy and climate change secretary, announced the additional cash which will be available to fund energy efficiency improvements for homes.
Details of how to bid for the funding, and what measures it will cover, will be unveiled in November.
Speaking at the Liberal Democrat Conference in Glasgow yesterday, Mr Davey said: ‘Today I can announce an extra one hundred million pounds to help people cut their energy bills.
‘We will extend the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund that proved so popular earlier this year. New boilers. Double glazing. Better insulation. So people can permanently cut their bills.’
The government closed the fund for grants for household improvements in the summer, after a surge in applications.
It followed a cashback initiative which proved far less popular, with millions committed under the scheme going unspent.
John Alker, director of policy at the UK Green Building Council, said: ‘There’s no doubt that the Lib Dems understand the importance of home retrofit, and Ed Davey should be applauded for securing the cash from Treasury. But we need to move beyond stop-start incentives which damage business confidence.
‘This funding could see us through to the General Election, but what happens after that? All parties must recognise that home energy efficiency is an infrastructure priority.’