Keeping warm, saving energy and money

Save money, save energy

You can now get help to save up to £300 every year on your energy bills, thanks to a new energy saving package announced by the government and energy companies. Pensioners or those from low income households may also be eligible for free improvements to their homes GOV.UK This link will take you to an external website... , such as insulation, along with other support.

Keeping warm

Visit the housing section on this website for more tips on keeping warm this winter.

Get warmer this winter with Warm Front

Warm Front GOV.UK This link will take you to an external website... makes homes warmer, healthier and more energy-efficient. The Warm Front Grant provides a package of insulation and heating improvements up to the value of £3,500 (or £6,000 if oil central heating is recommended). It is a Government-funded initiative, telephone 0300 123 1234.

If you own your own home or rent it from a private landlord, you may be eligible for a grant under the Warm Front Scheme. Visit the WarmFront website to find out more.

Cavity wall insulation

One of the biggest energy savers, cavity wall insulation, is very likely to cost nothing
if you are 70 or over. Energy Saving Trust This link will take you to an external website... estimates that simple changes could save most households £300 a year. Try the on-line home energy check at  This link will take you to an external website... http://hec.est.org.uk/ see if this applies to you, or call 0800 512 012.

Estimated yearly savings from energy saving improvements £s

  • Loft insulation when none = £150
    Cavity wall insulation = £115
    Thermostat turned down 10C * = £55
    Loft insulation top up to 270mm = £45
    A/A+ fridge freezer = £36
    Hot water tank jacket = £35
    Appliances taken off standby = £33
    Tumble drying stopped in summer = £15
    A/A+ dishwasher = £12
    Clothes washed at 300C = £10
    Energy saving bulb =  £2.5

Source: Energy Saving Trust, Oct 2009
* Older people should keep their sitting room at 21°C

Last reviewed: 27 - 06 - 2013

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