Saturday, 14 November 2015
Make your home warmer this winter by calling Home Energy Scotland
Free impartial advice and support available to all.
People across the country are being urged to act now to cut their bills and make their homes warmer as part of a Scottish Government campaign to encourage people to call the Home Energy Scotland hotline (0808 808 2282).
A one-stop shop for advice and support, Home Energy Scotland from the Scottish Government is there to help Scots keep warm. Around a third of Scottish households have been offered advice by the hotline since it started. Home Energy Scotland is a source of free clear and impartial advice on how to make your home cheaper to heat. Plus, a warm energy efficient home is good for your physical and mental health as well as your finances.
This new campaign to raise awareness of the hotline comes as the Scottish Government has extended the range of support available with schemes such as Warmer Homes Scotland.
Everyone can get help from the hotline. As well as receiving money-saving energy advice and an assessment of their property by phone, households may be eligible to receive help to replace their old, inefficient boiler with a new model, which could also cut hundreds of pounds off their annual fuel bills. Many are also in line for free loft and cavity wall insulation, and some will even receive a full central heating system at no cost.
Interest free, unsecured loans of up to ten thousand pound are also available to owner occupiers and private sector landlords for installing a variety of measures such as solid wall insulation, double glazing or a new boiler. Successful loans will be subject to administrative fee.
There are also a wide number of schemes available across Scotland that are based upon where people live. Just one call to Home Energy Scotland is all it takes for people to find out what they are eligible for.
To find out exactly what you are eligible for - whatever your circumstances - call the Scottish Government’s Home Energy Scotland hotline now on 0808 808 2282 or go to www.homeenergyscotland.org
Act now to make your home warmer and help Scotland go greener together.