Help with Insulation Costs!
You may not be aware of this, but some councils offer help with improving the insulation and energy efficiency of your home.
You may have to fill in a form giving basic information about your home and your general health.
They ask you for the rating with regards to your property’s Energy Performance Certificate.
If you cannot find these details, visit the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government web site at epcregister
and enter your postcode.
With a bit of luck you should be given your property’s EPC, that is if an EPC assessment has been carried out on your house. The ratings vary from A to F, with A being naturally the best.
My local council sent the form out automatically, but if not, always ask as you have nothing to lose, especially given this remarkably cold spell!
Keep warm and best of luck!
These days your energy provider often provide great advice free of charge on their web site with regards to how you can save money on energy costs.
Much of the information would appear to be basic good old fashioned common sense, but as my mother used to keep on telling me “common sense is not so common these days!”
The obvious things that need to be addressed, are quite often overlooked. This checklist reminds you of the simple things you can do to help you keep warm, without incurring too much expense.
A cold spell certainly exposes the weaknesses within your home when the howling wind and Jack Frost come out to play, very much intent on wreaking the maximum havoc.
Here is a sample of the useful energy saving tips you’ll find on a typical energy provider’s web site:
Keeping your home warm
Saving energy is great – but it’s also important to keep warm. You only have to turn your thermostat down one degree to potentially cut your heating bill by up to £85 a year. Pop on an extra jumper, pair of socks or even a blanket and you can keep the cold out without cranking up the heating. Find out more about keeping warm.
And for more tips and advice on saving electricity and gas, check out our guide to energy efficiency PDF.
Great energy saving at home advice thanks to your energy provider.
Visit your energy provider’s site for great advice and keep warm this winter.