Energy efficiency advice and keeping your home warm

Here is advice on energy efficiency and your options if you have heating issues or struggle to keep warm as a homeowner or tenant.

The Home Energy Upgrade Scheme will help reduce energy bills, keep homes warmer and reduce carbon emissions. Households with savings of £16,000 or more do not qualify. Is your property eligible?

Funding is available for homeowners and private landlords towards the installation of a new heat pump or biomass boiler to replace an existing fossil fuel heating system (such as oil, gas or electric).
 

Free, impartial and expert advice about making your home more energy efficient. 
Find out more on the Energy Savings Trust website >>
 

Advice on issues you may have with your gas or electricity supplier. 
Find out more on the Citizens Advice website >>
 

A tenant can from the 1 April 2016 request their landlord's consent to making Energy Efficiency Improvements. Find out more on GOV.UK >>
 

It is important that consumers who are responsible for paying their energy bills are able to switch supplier easily and fairly. This factsheet sets out the rights of tenants in choosing their own energy supplier.  Find out more on the Ofgem website >>

Established to encourage greater awareness of the benefits of domestic solid fuel heating. 
Find out more on the Solid Fuel website >>
 

You might be eligible for help with your energy bills or to make your home more energy efficient.
Find out more using the energy grants calculator >> 
 

A smart meter is a new kind of gas and electricity meter that can digitally send meter readings to your energy supplier for more accurate energy bills. Smart meters come with in-home displays so you can better understand and reduce your energy use. Every home in Britain should have been offered a smart meter from their supplier by 2020.
 

This is an initiative to help residents and businesses save money on their energy bills by negotiating better deals for gas and electricity. The idea is that rather than switching provider as an individual, residents use their combined buying power across our community to negotiate cheaper prices with energy companies. Sign up to switch >>