There is a lot of help available to owner occupiers to help make your home easier to keep warm and help you reduce your energy bills.
If you own your home, the Scottish Government's Warmer Homes Scotland scheme may fund energy efficiency measures in your home.
Since Warmer Homes Scotland was launched, 8 out of 10 who have qualified have received completely free energy efficiency measures, with most receiving measures valued at over £4,000. Those who have qualified for the scheme have saved an average of £350 per year on their energy bills.
Please phone Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 to check if you qualify for this.
If you own your home, you could benefit from an interest-free loan through the HEEPS Loan Scheme.
This loan can be used to fund a variety of energy efficiency measures in your home. Please phone Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 to discuss this.
Visit the Energy Saving Trust's website for an overview of renewables.
Home Energy Scotland can offer independent and specialist advice on renewable energy. Please phone them on 0808 808 2282 to discuss.
This short personalised survey will check how energy efficient your home is and suggest practical changes and improvements. It can help you save money by reducing the amount of energy you use in your home. The survey can be done over the phone and you will be sent a 6 page personalised report by post. This will give a current and potential rating, as well as a short, medium and long-term action plan for improving the energy performance of your home.
Alternatively, you can complete the survey online .
Many people miss out on money they are entitled to from benefits and tax credits - just because they don't know it's there. Home Energy Scotland can help find out if this applies to you. Some people discover they can get as much as £1,500 extra per year. Call 0808 808 2282 to discuss.
Energy suppliers also offer some people help towards their energy bills. Home Energy Scotland can advise about any discounts that may be available to help you pay less for the energy you use. In particular, they can apply for the Warm Home Discount, which is a UK Government scheme offering Â£140 of free electricity to vulnerable, low income households.
More information can be found on our Warm Home Discount page.
Some energy companies operate schemes to fit heating and insulation to households which meet certain criteria. These schemes tend to be funded by the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), a UK Government programme which gets the larger energy utilities to install energy efficiency measures in homes. It is worth contacting your supplier to ask about this.
Home Energy Advice Team
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000