Household greenhouse gases emissions make up 26% of total emissions in the UK.
Need help with heating?
Are you looking for practical energy advice on how to reduce your energy bills? Or how to apply for grants for insulation and heating? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 772 3617 to speak with an advisor.
You may qualify for a free Air Source Heat Pump!
If you have an EPC rating of E, F or G, you heat your home using, for example, an electric storage heater, electric or oil boiler and you receive any of the means-tested benefits listed on their website- then you are likely to be eligible! Check the full list of requirements and apply here: Air Source Heat Pump Eligibility | Connected for Warmth.
Call the Connected for Warmth team on 0800 029 4547, if you need some help with your application or if you have any questions.
Looking to invest in your property but don't know where to start?
Energy Saving Devon have a range of tools including the Home Upgrade Plan Builder: Energy Saving Devon (planbuilder.co.uk), which will help you create a plan for making your home more comfortable and cheaper to run. They also have a brilliant guide on how to retrofit: The Devon Retrofit Guide - Energy Saving Devon.
Checking your EPC rating can also give you a good idea of where to start, as it comes with useful recommendations on how to improve the energy efficiency of your property, and more: Find an energy certificate - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).
Finances the issue?
If you are a homeowner looking to make essential home repairs or install renewable energy, then you may be able to get a loan of up to £15, 000 or more! Click here to browse the loan options: East Devon District Council - Lendology Don't worry, applying for a decision will not impact your credit score.
Through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme you could be eligible for a grant of up to £7500, to cover part of the cost of replacing fossil fuel heating systems with a heat pump or biomass boiler. Both you and your property will need to be eligible, check here: Apply for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme: Check if you're eligible - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Another grant that you could be eligible for is ECo4, which provides funds to low-income households to make energy-efficient improvements, like insulation or new heating systems. Apply for Eco4 Funding - ECO4
If you are a homeowner and don't use a gas boiler as your main heating system, then you could get free energy saving home improvements with the Home Upgrade Grant - check to see if you are eligible: Apply for help to improve a home with no gas boiler (Home Upgrade Grant) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
HUG2 might be the grant for you! It is open to households that are off-gas, have a total income of less than £31,000 and have an EPC D, E,F or G. Register your interest here: Devon County Council HUGs Application (jotform.com)
If you're struggling, reach out to us. We are here to help.
If you need financial support to help with things like utility bills or food costs, then click here to find out more and scroll to the bottom of the page to apply: Hardship and Household Support fund - East Devon
To get advice or see how we can help with finances in other ways, click here: Financial Support and Advice - Help with household bills - East Devon
Money saving tips from Martin Lewis
Want to find out about some simple ways to reduce energy use and save money on your boiler and heating system? Martin Lewis has some great tips: Energy saving tips with Martin Lewis