Heat Up for less…
Posted by: Carlene O'Carroll on August 24 2015 | Tagged:
DID YOU KNOW? For the month of July Home Energy Advisers at Scotcash saved clients a total of £2,261 from energy bills.
Scotcash works in partnership with Home Energy Scotland to help provide support for vulnerable groups or those on low incomes to access ‘The Warm Home Discount’. This is a programme of support aimed at households who may struggle with their energy bills.
Your energy supplier delivers the scheme and if you qualify you may get help with the cost of your energy when bills may be higher over the winter period. You get £140 which is credited onto your energy bill for winter 2014-2015.
Ask a specialist what's right for you…
As part of their free service Home Energy can provide in-depth advice over the phone or visit you at home. They will assess your property and advise you on your options for saving energy in your home and generating your own energy (heat or electricity). Home Energy Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by the Energy Saving Trust.
It’s important to keep warm during cold weather, especially if you are chronically sick, disabled or elderly. Getting too cold can lead to hypothermia, a potentially life threatening condition.
You should be aware of the danger signs and what to do if you find someone who may have hypothermia. Check the NHS to find out more.
KEEPING THE HEAT IN
Insulation and draught-proofing are the best ways to prevent the heat from escaping your home. It might not sound like much, but even hanging thick curtains or fitting keyhole covers, letterbox covers and draught excluders will stop the cold air from coming in and the warm air getting out.
Sometimes power cuts happen. Keep a note of the telephone number of your energy provider, a torch and some candles and matches handy in case one happens. If your home loses power check whether neighbours are also affected and call your local electricity network for advice.
RUNNING OUT OF PAY AS YOU GO CREDIT
If you have a prepayment meter and you run out of credit, don’t panic. Some energy providers will lend you £5 emergency credit until you get chance to top up – check with your provider before relying on this as each may differ.
If you feel you need help with your energy bills or you may qualify for the Warm Home Discount then please Contact Us today to make an appointment with one of our advisers.