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Help with heating and insulation - owner occupiers

Help with heating and insulation - owner occupiers

On offer are measures funded by energy companies or the Scottish Government to make your home warmer and cheaper to heat. For example, you may qualify for one or more of the following to be installed:

Measures which allow you to generate heat more efficiently

  • A new central heating system
  • A new gas boiler which is more efficient than your old one

Measures which keep the heat in better

  • Loft insulation
  • Cavity wall insulation

Grants

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.

Loans

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.

Advice on renewables

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.

A home energy check

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 .

A benefits and tax credits check

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.

Advice on the best deal from your energy supplier

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 £140 of free electricity to vulnerable, low income households.

More information can be found on our Warm Home Discount page.

Supplier schemes

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.

A scheme for particular communities

Local councils operate area-based schemes on behalf of the Scottish Government to install energy efficiency measures to householders in defined communities. These schemes may benefit homeowners, private tenants, local authority tenants and housing association tenants. Area-based schemes often operate in areas of high social deprivation or where housing is constructed in non-traditional ways and might be hard to heat.

For 2017/18 our area-based scheme focuses on installing external wall insulation on houses of a non-traditional construction in specified streets across Clacknmannanshire, please refer to our web page via the link provided.

Further help and advice

Our Home Energy Advice Team can assist you with all aspects of using and paying for energy in the home. Home visits are offered where required. The team's remit is to help residents to keep their homes affordably warm and energy efficient. Please contact us by using the details below.

For Further Information Contact

Home Energy Advice Team
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000
Email: