Where to get local energy saving advice ...
The UK Government has invested millions in energy efficiency schemes, grants and incentives to help us all go green at home and meet its own energy targets.
As part of this push, there are now numerous sources of free advice and information on all aspects of saving energy at home.
One of the best resources is the Energy Saving Trust website at www.energysavingtrust.org.uk. You can also get energy efficiency advice via the Simple Energy Advice website at www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk or by calling their helpline on 0800 444202.
Your local council
Different local authorities have different schemes and incentives to help residents save energy and money. Contact your council for free advice and information specific to your area.
Your energy supplier
It might seem strange for an energy supplier to provide energy saving advice, but energy companies are obliged to help the Government meet efficiency targets. Most suppliers offer free advice, information packs and discounts on energy saving products such as light bulbs and insulation.
Energy Saving Tip: Letter boxes and key holes can let in draughts. Fit a nylon brush seal or a spring flap and put a cover over a key hole to keep the heat in.