Insulate your Home
Insulating you home is one of the best ways of helping to stay warm. As well as large jobs such as cavity wall insulation there is a wide range of small improvements that are cheap, effective and can help to keep you warm as well as save you money.
Local Insulation Schemes
The Everybody's talking about climate change website is a partnership of local authorities in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Various insulation schemes, products and offers are available from the different organisations and suppliers listed on the site.
In some areas prices are currently FREE to many householders; elsewhere they are generally free if you are aged over 70 (or 65 for some schemes) or in receipt of certain benefits.
Broxtowe Warm Zone
The Broxtowe Warm Zone loft and cavity wall insulation deal for homeowners, private landlords and private tenants has been extended
FREE* full loft and cavity wall insulation if you are 70 years of age or above OR in receipt of certain benefits.
For everyone else each energy improvement will cost £99.
Apply online for your FREE home energy survey or call 0300 688 77 66
*Please note, your loft must contain 60 mm or less of insulation to qualify. If your loft has been insulated more than 10 to 15 years ago, you will most likely qualify for more insulation.
For more information and to apply see www.broxtowewarmzone.com
Insulate Ashfield works to improve home energy efficiency by installing loft and cavity wall insulation. The scheme runs until December 2012.
For more information telephone 01623 594 118 or see the website www.insulateashfield.co.uk
Energy Saving Trust
A national organisation that covers all aspects of insulating your home. www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/insulation
Contact a Local Energy Advisor
Local energy advisors can:
- provide you with advice on cost efficient heating
- assist you with switching suppliers
- help you apply for insulation grant schemes
- put you in touch with other local services you may not be aware of.
They are employed by district councils and are independent of any companies.
To contact your local energy advisor either fill in the online form or email the contact for your district below.
Check your Energy Supplier
There are many energy suppliers who all offer different deals. Getting the best deal can save you money and reduce the worry of large bills and feeling you can't afford to have the heating on.
For more information on checking your energy supplier see the DirectGov website.
Watch the video about changing your energy supplier.
Video courtesy of Ofgem / Citizens Advice