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Big Community Switch is back this winter!

10:37 am, Monday, 7th December 2020 - 3 years ago

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North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, has once again teamed up with the Big Community Switch – a free scheme which could help you save a huge amount of cash on your home energy bills.

The process is obligation free, with nothing to lose, and could see you make a saving.

The latest round launched last week and you have until Tuesday 9 February to sign up to the scheme.

You can register online at https://bigcommunityswitch.co.uk/north-east-lincolnshire/register.

Those who do not have access to the internet can contact the Home Energy Team to sign up. If you are calling the team, don’t forget to have a recent gas and electricity bill to hand.

Top tips to reduce your fuel bills  

  • Do not leave electrical appliances on standby. Unplug them when they’re not in use.
  • Switch to energy saving light bulbs
  • Turn off lights when leaving a room and open curtains using natural light where you can
  • Only fill the kettle with the water you need for a hot drink 
  • Layer up your clothing when you’re cold
  • Ensure your property is insulated
  • Take monthly meter readings and submit to your fuel supplier (if you do not have a smart meter)
  • Wash clothes at a lower temperature
  • Educate the household on switching appliances off
  • Try not to block radiators with curtains or furniture
  • Look at switching tariffs – sign up for the Big Community Switch or use a comparison website

For more information on the Big Community Switch, visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/Homes-and-property/big-community-switch/ or call the Home Energy Team on (01472) 32 6296, option 5.

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