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Get help with your home energy bills this winter

3:58 pm, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 - 3 weeks ago

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North East Lincolnshire Council is offering support to cover home energy costs.

Money from central government has been made available for free home energy improvements or support in reducing home energy costs.  

This includes energy efficiency improvements such insulation, repairs and replacement or installation of a heating system.

Advice and information is available to help you find out what support is available and if you qualify.

Councillor John Fenty, portfolio holder for regeneration, skills and housing, at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:

“The government has told people to work from home and stay indoors where possible to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

“As such, people may see an increase in their energy bills, especially as we enter the colder winter months.

“No-one should be expected to live in a cold home or worry about their energy bills, and I urge everyone to get in touch and find out what support is available.“

To find out more about the Home Energy schemes available or for advice and support visit: https://www.nelincs.gov.uk/housing-grants-and-loans/

You can also call the Home Energy Team on (01472) 326 296 option 5.

Please note all funding is subject to survey, meeting criteria and funding availability.

The support is being offered by North East Lincolnshire Council and their regeneration partner, ENGIE.

Energy efficient home improvements are being paid for or subsidised by government funding to help reduce energy bills and keep households warm.

Top tips to reduce your fuel bills  

  • Do not leave electrical appliances on standby, unplug them when 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 don’t 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
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