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Helping you stay warm this winter

Published: 25 September 2019

Getting your home more energy efficient and reducing your fuel bills

Now that the temperature outside is dropping, many of us will turn our heating on to keep warm this winter. But do you find it difficult to keep your home warm?

Turning the heating on is a natural action for heating your home but if your home is poorly insulated then much of the heat will be lost and you will likely be faced with high energy bills. If you're struggling and worried about keeping warm this winter, then support is available. If you think you're living in a poorly heated home, receive benefits, have a low income or you have certain health conditions made worse by the cold, then you could be eligible for support.

We're working in partnership with Action Surrey (and HEAT Surrey for residents living in Runnymede) to help households reduce their energy bills through a range of home energy saving upgrades, grants and free energy efficiency advice.

How can I reduce my energy bills?

There are several ways you can help tackle high bills and still keep warm, such as cavity wall and loft insulation, a brand-new boiler replacement or a complete first-time central heating system if you are using portable or electric heaters. Did you know, insulating your loft can typically save around £135 on your energy bills each year? In theory, the cost of the insulation should pay for itself several times over its lifespan.

What support is available?

Depending on your circumstances, you or someone you know could be eligible for some grant funding to help your home be more energy efficient. All that can be arranged through a network of trusted local installers.

To speak to an advisor or to find out more, visit the Action Surrey website or call 0800 783 2503. If you live in Runnymede you can visit the HEAT Surrey website or call 01784 653635 for support in your local area.

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