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Big Energy Saving Week 2020: Making Your Home More Energy Efficient to Help Combat the Climate Crisis


The Big Energy Saving Week 2020 was officially launched yesterday, the 20th of January. Funded by the UK and Scottish and Welsh Governments and run by the Energy Saving Trust and Citizens Advice Bureau, it focuses on raising public awareness about the potential benefits of switching energy suppliers or tariffs and educating people on how to best make homes more energy efficient.

The campaign aims to provide people with the necessary information on steps they can take in their own homes in order to make them more energy efficient, and also what schemes they can access in order to do so.

These include:

Energy Companies Obligation (ECO)

This scheme gives grants for loft and cavity wall insulation and efficient boilers to people on certain benefits across Britain. People not on certain benefits but on a low income may get help under the ‘ECO local flexibility’ scheme which some local authorities have set up with fuel companies. ECO is delivered by the larger energy companies who each have slightly different rules for the help they give. While ECO is the largest scheme in England, there are sometimes other sources of help at a local level.

NEST (Wales)

NEST is the Welsh Government’s scheme to help households in Wales to reduce their fuel bills. Nest can give advice on how to save energy and get help to make your home more energy efficient. They also give benefit entitlement checks to make sure you are getting all the income you are entitled to, and advice on money management. You may also be able to get energy improvement measures paid for if you receive a means-tested benefit such as Income Support and live in a property that is privately owned or privately rented and has an energy efficiency rating of E, F or G, which often applies to older and larger homes.

Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland (HEEPS ) (Scotland)

HEEPS is the Scottish Government initiative to help households reduce bills and make their homes more energy efficient.

If you are eligible you can get help with things like the cost of loft and cavity wall insulation, boiler repairs, a new boiler, draught proofing and getting room thermostats and heating controls.

HeatingSave Low-Cost Building Management System Helps You Cut Your Energy Bills and Tackle the Climate Emergency

While switching energy suppliers can certainly help home owners cut their energy bills, if you’re looking for an alternate way of saving up to 30%+ on your energy bills, reduce your carbon footprint and do your best to help combat the climate then HeatingSave is just the thing to consider.

Building Energy Management Systems are capable of delivering extensive monitoring and control options, compared to basic controls. They typically employ data from a variety of sources (boiler flow and return sensors, internal and external temperature sensors, occupancy sensors, humidity sensors, etc.), and enable the perfect optimisation of a building’s boiler-based central heating system.

HeatingSave is also approved to work and save fuel within the Energy Technology List. It is also approved by the Department of Energy & Climate Change and the Energy Savings Trust and was specified by the Building Research Establishment for the energy efficient homes retro-fit program, called The Greenhouse Project.

If you’d like to find out more about HeatingSave’s accreditations, just visit the dedicated section on our website and for any other information, please get in touch with our dedicated product team.

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