North East Lincolnshire Council

Home energy

  • Do you struggle to pay your energy bills?
  • Are you choosing to heat your home or feed your family?
  • Are you living in a cold home?
  • Do you have adequate heating & Insulation?

If you have answered yes to these questions you are entitled to help from the Home Energy Team. The team can provide free and impartial advice to you on ways to reduce your fuel and energy bills through a number of different  schemes. We can also offer general advice on saving energy, keeping warm and saving money in your home, increasing your home’s energy efficiency can be easier than you without effecting your lifestyle .

The Spring auction has now closed , offer letter will be sent out week commencing 5th June  and this auction will close on Monday 11th July. The next round will launch on Tuesday 1 August 2017.

The Big Community Switch is a free scheme that could help you save money on your energy bills.

The scheme is run by iChoosr who approaches energy companies on your behalf  to ask if a better deal can be given to you to save you money.

It’s easy and you do not need to accept their offer. To register all you need to provide are your contact details, the name of your current supplier and details of your current energy usage and tariff.

Sign up to the Big Community Switch.

If you don’t have access to the internet, staff at your local library or Family Hub can helpbut remember to bring a copy of a recent gas and electricity bill with you. Family and friends might also be able to assist as up to five separate home addresses can be registered with the same email address.

Alternatively, you can contact the Home Energy Team on (01472) 326296, option 5, with your latest fuel bill and the team will be able to register you.

It is recommended that gas appliances are checked every year by a Gas Safe approved engineer.

The following residents are eligible for a free gas safety check and some minor essential works:

  • Home owners who are 60 years of age or over who receive a means tested benefit
  • Home owners who are 60 years of age or over and who receive a state pension only (with no other income)
  • Home owners who are 60 years of age or over and who are disabled (either registered disabled or can evidence disability, eg receiving DLA)
  • Home Owners who are 18+ disabled

Minor essential works include:

  • Gas boiler repairs
  • Gas boiler combustion analysis
  • Gas cookers
  • Fires
  • Gas pipework
  • Gas meters
  • Water heaters

If you live in rented accommodation, your landlord must have all gas appliances regularly maintained by a Gas Safe registered engineer and issue you with a copy of the gas safety record following the annual safety check. If your landlord if not carrying out their duties please contact: North East Lincolnshire Council, Housing Enforcement Team 01472 326296 option 3.

Gas safe fund

The Gas Safe charity is a registered charity that works in partnership with Foundations Independent Living Trust. If you are a homeowner who wants to be considered for gas safe charity funding complete the Gas Safe Fund Application form.

Under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Regulations 2017 – 2018 (ECO2t), local authorities can set their own criteria, for eligibility for funding for domestic energy efficiency measures. This funding is aimed at those within a local authority most likely to be in fuel poverty. Energy companies can spend up to a maximum of 10% of their full obligation within these criteria. Local authorities must publish a statement of intent that defines who is eligible for funding before the scheme can start.

North East Lincolnshire Council and North Lincolnshire Council are working closely  with energy companies, installers and customers to maximise the input of Flexible Eligibility ECO on fuel poor households. However fitting the criteria within the statement of intent does not guarantee that any individual household will benefit from energy saving improvements as the final decision on funding rests with energy suppliers and will depend on:

  • The survey carried out and installation costs calculated
  • The energy savings that can be achieved for a property, and
  • If suppliers have achieved their ECO targets or require further measures to meet their ECO targets (this will affect the amount of funding available through the scheme)

Read our ECO Statement of Intent (PDF).

Our Referral form (Word document).

For further information contact the Home energy team on 01472 324782.