Help to keep your energy costs manageable
A cold home can really affect your health and wellbeing.
Buildings are often cold due to ineffective heating, poor insulation, low income and the rising cost of energy. However, there are things you can do to help keep your home warmer.
There's a free online Home Energy Advice Event on Wednesday 20th January, 11am-12.30pm. This will offer energy saving advice, information on switching supplier, Warm Homes Discount, details on grant support and more! Register for free on the PECT website.
Consider switching your energy supplier. One way to do this is to take part in the Cambridgeshire Energy Switch.
If you buy domestic heating oil, you could join the bulk-buying Cambridgeshire Community Oil Buying Scheme.
Adding loft, cavity and external wall insulation will also trap heat inside longer.
If you're on a low income and are struggling to pay your bills, there is help out there.
People who are elderly, living with a long term health condition or disability can ask their energy supplier to add them to their Priority Service Register. This offers many benefits, including special help if energy supplies are interrupted.
If you live in Fenland, PECT offer a free energy advice service. This can help you to reduce your energy bill and carbon footprint. Given the current Coronavirus distancing restrictions, the service will resume in Autumn 2020.
If you're in a low income private household, your installer can apply for funding to support home energy improvements from the Eco Flexible Eligibility Scheme.
The Energy Saving Trust also offers advice on generating your own energy.
Solar Together have launched a new group buying scheme that brings households together to get competitive prices on solar panels. If you already have solar panels, the scheme can offer you battery storage to maximise the benefits of your system. Find out more information.