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Energy Efficiency Advice

Energy Efficiency Advice to support residents to keep their homes warm throughout the year.

With the impact of cost of living crisis many more homes are likely to find themselves struggling to pay for energy bills needed to stay safe, warm and healthy at home at an affordable cost while also managing other essential bills.

If you have been affected by a change in financial circumstances, you have health conditions, or you are just looking to save money on energy bills and/or lower your carbon footprint we are able to offer free, impartial advice to RCT residents. 

We can help with;

  • Maximising income to make energy bills more affordable
  • Reducing the amount of enery used to decrease bills or helping you find a cheaper tariff
  • Helping you lower your home's carbon footprint

Hub Services

Our Heat & Save Service continues to act as a one stop Hub to provide in-house advice and support along with providing referrals (with your consent) to other partner agencies for other services.

Please contact us if you are looking for more information on the following;

  • Grant or loans for enery efficiency measures to your home
  • RCT Switch - impartial and free tariff switching advice
  • General enery efficiency advice to save energy at home 
  • Priority services registers
  • Utility debts (gas, electric and water
  • Signposting or referrals for:
    • Energy Suppliers for further support for financial hardship, prepayment meter top up problems and continuity of service
    • Citizens Advice (debt, welfare benefits and consumer advice services)
    • Care & Repair Agency
    • Welsh Government’s NEST scheme
    • Food parcels or Foodbanks
    • Prescriptions
    • Access to priority services registers

A full list of all our services can be found in the related pages. 

Additional Funding Available 

  • Eligible households can receive a one off £200 payment through the Wales Fuel Support Scheme up until the deadline of 28th February 2023
  • The Energy Price Guarantee will cap the average annual bill to £2,500 until 31st March 2023
  • The Energy Bills Support Scheme is an automatic discount to households to help with their energy bills over the Winter of 2022-23
  • Individuals born before the 26th September 1956 could be eligible for between £250 and £600 to help them pay their heating bills through the Winter Fuel Payment scheme
  • Through the Warm Home discount scheme, you may be eligible for a one off discount of £150 directly off your electricity bill.

Additional sources of advice

  • Energy Comparison websites, such as Uswitch, Compare the Market or Money Super Market are available to help you find the cheapest energy provider for you
  • If you’re interested in minimising your environmental impact ask your utility provider about ‘Green Electricity Tariffs’ which utilises using renewable sources of energy.
  • You can also ask your utility provider about ‘Social Tariffs’ which are available to ensure the most vulnerable consumers benefit from the cheapest rates of energy. 
Contact our Housing Energy Officers
Telephone: 01443 281136