Keeping you safe from energy scams
Get trusted advice from us on making your home more efficient
Whether it’s through cold calling, pop-up ads online or leaflets through your door, you’ve probably seen deals for energy efficiency products and thought ‘surely that’s too good to be true’. Often this is the case – unfortunately, companies often use the availability of grants and loans to mislead people and get data or money from them. We’ve teamed up with Trading Standards Scotland to raise awareness of these energy efficiency scams. We don’t do cold calling and we’re not selling anything but, if you’re looking to make your home more energy efficient, we offer free and impartial advice to help you make the right choice.
Helping you make the right decision
From deciding which technology is best for your home to finding funding and choosing an installer, we’re with you every step of the way. Watch the videos below for some top tips from our Outreach Officer, Jacquie.
How to find out which energy efficiency improvements will benefit your home
Working out which energy efficiency improvements will work best in your home can seem daunting, especially if you’re dealing with installation companies trying to make a sale. Take a Home Energy Check to see how efficient your home is, how you can improve this, and how much money you’ll save by making improvements. You’ll get a free, personalised report with tailored recommendations.
How to find funding to help you save energy
Whether it’s a new boiler, insulation or solar panels, you might be looking for funding to help cover the cost of your energy efficiency improvements. Try our funding finder to see what’s available, including grants and interest-free loans from the Scottish Government. We can chat through what funding option is right for your circumstances and help you through the application process.
How to find a reliable installer
Getting the right person to install your energy efficiency improvements is important. We recommend getting three quotes and checking if the installer is a member of any accreditation schemes or trade associations. You can also use Energy Saving Trust’s Renewables Installer Finder if you’re looking for MCS accredited installers to install renewable technology, like a heat pump or solar panels.
Trading Standards Scotland has also produced videos about common energy scams and misleading advertising. Watch the full energy scams playlist here and check out Trading Standards Scotland’s website to find out more about the fight against misleading energy efficiency marketing.
If you’d like free and impartial advice on making your home more energy efficient, give us a call on 0808 808 2282 or leave your details here and we’ll be in touch.