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How can I make my home warmer and more energy efficient?

Help is available to all residents in Tamworth to make homes as energy efficient as possible. This can range from practical, independent advice, to financial assistance in the form of grants or loans. Find out how to get help from the HEAT campaign hereAn energy efficient home is a warmer home which is also cheaper to heat and will improve health and wellbeing.

Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. The Help to Heat element of the Government's ECO programme, also described as the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO), focuses on low income and vulnerable householders. These are householders who receive specific benefits and are below a certain income threshold. More information on ECO here

Staffordshire Warmer Homes
Staffordshire County Council have secured funding to deliver a central heating scheme across the county called Staffordshire Warmer Homes. The scheme helps eligible residents to get a gas connection and a gas central heating system installed in their home completely free of charge. If a rented home does not have gas connection or central heating, we may be able to help. To deliver this scheme, we are working closely with E.ON, if you have any questions before applying, feel free to email the team at E.ON directly on WHFApplications@eonenergy.com

Who is eligible? 
The scheme is aimed at helping people who are struggling to pay their fuel bills, are low income, vulnerable, disabled, elderly or families who have very young children. If you think you could be eligible, you can apply online at www.staffordshirewarmerhomes.co.uk or call the Staffordshire Warmer Homes team at E.ON on 0333 202 4481 or contact HEAT on Freephone 0800 0432 815.

 

Save money on your fuel bills.

 

Loft Insulation
A minimum of 10 inches is recommended. Nearly 30% of heat is lost through a poorly insulated roof. Save up to £250 per year by insulating your loft.

Double Glazing
'Simple to fit' secondary glazing can be fitted if you can’t afford double glazing. These systems are surprisingly efficient.

Solid Wall Insulation
This can be done on the inside or the outside of the house. Grants and assistance are increasing. Save up to £460 per year on bills.

Cavity Wall Insulation
This prevents up to 35% of heat being lost.
Save up to £250 per year.

Letter Boxes
Fit an ecoflap instead of a standard letter box flap. Also a cover on the keyhole