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Get advice on cutting your bills and up to £5,000 to make your home more energy efficient

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With more people working from home since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and new lockdown measures being introduced, you might be worried about managing your energy bills while keeping your home warm. You’re not the only one – a recent survey showed that nearly half (44%) of people working from home are worried this will lead to an increase in unaffordable energy bills.

This is where we come in. We’re funded by the Scottish Government to help you reduce your heating costs and make your home warmer and more energy efficient.

We’ve seen a surge in demand for our help since July 2020. Calls have risen by 95% compared to the same six-month period in 2019, but our dedicated advisors are working hard from home to make sure everyone in Scotland can access our world-class advice.

Making your home more energy efficient can have a big impact on your bills. We can help you access help worth up to £5,000 to cover the cost of energy saving home improvements, through the Scottish Government’s Warmer Homes Scotland programme. Help is still available throughout lockdown, with strict safety measures in place for the installation of essential home heating.

Mrs P got her ageing boiler replaced with a new, more efficient central heating system through Warmer Homes Scotland. Her flat is now much easier to heat – she said, “I was having difficulty heating the flat previously, but I now find myself going and turning the heating down! I’ve had such a good experience, there was no problem at all.” Read the full case study here.

We also offer interest-free loans with cashback of up to 75% for energy efficiency improvements like solid wall insulation, double glazing or a new renewable heating system. We can also give you impartial advice about which improvements would suit your home best. Loan offers are valid for a year so people in mainland Scotland can apply and prepare now for installations when lockdown is lifted.

Harry Mayers, Head of Home Energy Scotland said, “Home Energy Scotland helps householders with both practical and financial support. This year calls to our helpline have risen sharply, with more than 2,000 people turning to us each week for advice on how to reduce their heating bills, save money and keep their household warm.

“As well as financial support, our advisors help customers identify practical savings they can make at home, either by changing the way they use energy or carrying out energy-saving home improvements. We can also help people access further support through our network of partners across health, social care and other areas of advice.”

Interested? Give us a call on 0808 808 2282 or leave your details and we’ll be in touch.