Beat the chill this winter with funding and support
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.
Warmer Homes Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government and can provide things like:
- Wall insulation
- Loft insulation
- Central heating
- Home renewables systems
Leave your details with us using the form below and we'll get in touch to provide free impartial advice and check your eligibility for Warmer Homes Scotland and a range of other support.
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 20,000 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.
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.
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.
Please note, funding cannot be accessed for work that's already been carried out. All home improvements funded by Warmer Homes Scotland must be managed by the approved installer.
Don't just take our word for it
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.
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!”
Use the button below to get in touch and see if we can help you create a warmer home.
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Four steps you can take, and links to more information from the Energy Saving Trust
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.