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:
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.
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.
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.
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!”
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?