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Do you find your home hard to heat? Or struggle to keep up with your bills? We're here to help.

If you’re worried about your bills, or if your home is cold and difficult to heat, we can help you access funding and support to improve things.

Our advisors will help you explore special discounts and tariffs that your energy supplier may offer.  We can also help you get a benefits and tax credit check so you’re not missing out on additional income that you are entitled to receive.

Warmer Homes Scotland could also help. It’s funded by the Scottish Government and can provide things like:

  • Wall insulation
  • Loft insulation
  • Draught-proofing
  • Central heating
  • Home renewables systems

 

How does Warmer Homes Scotland work?

In most cases, households that qualify for Warmer Homes Scotland have over £4,000 of energy saving measures installed to their homes.  Since its launch in September 2015, over 15,000 households have benefited from new heating and insulation installed under the scheme.  In addition, the scheme has provided thousands of small but important things like heating controls, thermostats, carbon monoxide monitors and smoke alarms.

 

What’s available through the scheme?

The most common installations are new gas boilers (to heat the home more efficiently) and/or home insulation (to keep the heat in).  These improvements not only make homes warmer and safer, they also help families to lower their fuel bills and enjoy better physical and mental wellbeing through improved comfort and peace of mind. They also help reduce carbon emissions in Scotland, helping us address the climate emergency.   

Even if you don’t have a gas connection, Warmer Homes Scotland has a number of alternative central heating systems available including renewable systems that may be suitable for your property.

 

What difference does it make?

After support from Warmer Homes Scotland, homes are on average 20% more energy efficient, with households saving an average £300 per year on their energy bills. 

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Don't just take our word for it...

Mum and young children

Miss B, a young mother from the Isle of Lewis, was living with a broken heating system, which made for uncomfortable living conditions for her and her family:

“My heating system gave up and we had no heating or hot water. It broke at the start of January, so I needed to get a new boiler! I called up the number and they talked me through my options.”

She had a new heating system installed by Warmworks (the organisation that manages all the installation work for the programme) in February 2018 after a call to Home Energy Scotland. She was delighted with the results, saying:

“It all went very smoothly and happened very quickly, much more quickly than I thought! I have a warm house, and it’s even warmer now than when I had heating here before. And it’s really easy to use!”

 

How do you find out more?

While households do need to meet certain criteria in order to access the scheme, Home Energy Scotland can ensure you don’t miss out on any available support and advice – one free phone call is all it takes to check.

Our friendly advisors are available 8am – 8pm Monday – Friday and 9am – 5pm on Saturdays. Why not give us a call? 

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We're here to help

If you’re having trouble keeping warm at home, or your bills are stopping you from using your heating, call Home Energy Scotland free on 0808 808 2282 and get support today.

Four steps you can take, and links to more information from the Energy Saving Trust

Improve your home insulation

From floor to loft, there are plenty of cost effective ways to insulate your home and keep it feeling warm, while reducing your heating bills.

Upgrade your heating system

An efficient heating system can make a big difference to warmth and comfort at home, as well as lowering energy bills.

Draught proofing and glazing

Draught-proofing is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to save energy and make your home warmer.

Understand your heating controls

The right heating controls will let you keep your home at a comfortable temperature without wasting fuel or heat.

A warm home can make you happier and healthier

A warm home can bring all sorts of benefits when it comes to health and wellbeing as well as comfort. Research by the World Health Organisation shows that living in cold properties can lead to ill health, from joint pain and respiratory problems to mental health issues.
 
Warm homes help keep people healthy, and at Home Energy Scotland we believe everyone has the right to live in a property that’s warm and comfortable.
 
Do you support someone who's living in a cold property? Read more here.