Prepare for winter now and insulate your property today. There are various funding options for heating and insulation improvements and ways of reducing your fuel bills. Advice is available to both home owners and renters.
For all home energy and housing enquiries, including heating, insulation improvements and housing repairs complete the Home energy enquiry form.
Available to view also is the Home Energy Checklist, which will help guide you through financial help available and practical steps you can take to help keep your home feeling warmer this winter.
Advice for residents
- Do not cancel your direct debit. Speak to your energy supplier and it will help you to arrange a plan that you can afford. Citizens Advice has lots of information that can help you if you are struggling to pay your energy bills – Citizens Advice – Energy supply
- Take and submit regular meter readings – This mean that your bill will be accurate and not estimated
- Check if you are eligible for extra help or benefits – Citizens Advice – Get help with the cost of living
- For free advice on energy bills and keeping your home warm and safe – National Energy Action Advice Service
How can I save Money on my Fuel Bills?
- Energy Saving Trust an independent, respected and trusted voice on energy efficiency and clean energy solutions.
- Simple Energy Advice offers impartial and independent advice to help you reduce bills and improve the energy efficiency of your home.
- Big Community Switch is a free scheme that could help you save money on your energy bills. It’s easy and there is no obligation to accept the offer. All you need to provide are your contact details, the name of your energy supplier and details of your current energy usage and tariff.
Where can I get advice if I am struggling to pay my fuel bills?
Contact the Home Energy team on 01472 324703 or go to the National Debtline.
Am I eligible for winter fuel and cold weather payments?
Find out if you are eligible on the GOV.UK website:
GOV.UK – The smoke and carbon monoxide alarm regulations – New regulations for Carbon Monoxide Detectors from 1 October 2022