Home energy efficiency can save you money, help you improve your living conditions and reduce your impact on the environment.

You can improve the energy efficiency of your home by making improvements such as solid and cavity wall insulation, double glazing, draught proofing or putting in a new boiler.

GOV.UK energy efficiency and grants offers an online questionnaire to help you find out how to make your home more energy efficient, explains what savings you can make and what grants are available.

Help may be available to assist you with the cost of loft and cavity wall insulation, repairs to broken boilers or the installation of gas central heating systems. In some cases the cost of these measures may be fully covered.

If you are not connected to gas but there is a gas supply nearby assistance may also be available to get connected.

East Devon District Council welcomes the introduction of Flexible Eligibility and intends to utilise it for the purposes of reducing fuel poverty in the district.  For more details please see the Local Authority Flexible Eligibility Statement.  

Local Energy Advice Program

Home Energy visits are now being provided by a new scheme called LEAP  which is supported by the Cosy Devon partnership.

If you are eligible a qualified energy efficiency advisor will visit you at your home.

The advisor will fit a variety of energy saving measures like draught-proofing, low energy LED light bulbs, radiator panels, cylinder jackets, pipe lagging and shower savers.

You will also get advice on insulation, boilers, heating controllers, energy tariffs and, if requested, organise for a follow-up telephone consultation with a money advice specialist from IncomeMax.

It’s easy to check out whether you are eligible by completing a simple online form or by contacting LEAP  using the Freephone number 0800 060 7567.

The service is free and confidential.