How can you make your home more energy efficient?

Free grant to help Surrey residents

Grants are now available for eligible Surrey residents to help make their homes warmer and more energy efficient.

People living in hard to heat homes and on lower incomes, could receive grants of between £10,000 and £25,000 to improve insulation and install renewable technology to help save energy, reduce emissions and combat rising energy prices. Improvement measures include loft insulation, cavity and external wall insulation, underfloor insulation and solar electricity panels.

How to apply

Visit Action Surrey's Sustainable Warmth Grant web page for more information or call an Advisor on 0800 783 2503.

Other ways to save money on energy

Here are some ways you can save energy and money this winter:

  • Save £105 per year by turning down your thermostat down by 1 degree if it is safe for you
  • Save up to £100 a year if you have a water meter by fitting a water efficient shower head (contact your provider as some provide for free)
  • Save up to £67 a year if you have a water meter by reducing showers by one minute
  • Save £65 a year by draught proofing your chimney when not in use
  • Save £60 a year by drying clothes on racks/outside rather than in the tumble dryer
  • Save £55 a year by switching off standby
  • Save £55 a year by replacing old bulbs with LEDs
  • Save £45 a year by draught proofing windows and doors
  • Save £28 a year by washing at 30 degrees and do one less wash a week
  • Save £20 a year by turning off lights when not needed

Source: The Energy Saving Trust

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