Simple energy efficiency measures can reduce fuel bills and conserve heat, giving you a warmer home.

Reducing Fuel Bills 

You may be able to get some help to make energy saving improvements to your home.

Energy Savings Trust

For free independent advice on how to reduce carbon emissions, how to use water more sustainably and how to save money on energy bills, go to the Energy Saving Trust website.

You can also ring their helpline number, 0300 123 1234

LEAP

LEAP (Local Energy Advice Program) is a FREE energy and money saving advice service. LEAP can help you to save money and to keep your home warm and cosy.

LEAP offers a FREE OF CHARGE in-home advice visit. The Home Energy Advisors can:

  • install free simple energy saving measures such as LED light bulbs and draught-proofing
  • check if you're on the best energy tariff
  • arrange a FREE money advice consultation
  • help you find funding for further energy saving home improvements.

Call LEAP on 0800 060 7567 to book your free home visit or apply online at the LEAP website.

ECO Local Flexibility Funding

Under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Help to Heat local flexible eligibility, energy suppliers/installers will be able offer grants, using the attached Council's Statement of Intent. This allows them to install fully funded or subsidised energy saving measures in premises, which have been declared eligible by the Council. The Council do not provide the funding, the energy companies do. There are a number of installing companies who are contacting residents regarding the grants. The Council does not recommend or endorse any specific companies and residents are advised being eligible under the scheme may not result in a full grant. The amount of grant depends on the type of measure along with the type of house.

Further Help and Advice

For advice on insulation, grants, energy use or even generating your own renewable energy, you contact a number of local community energy groups in our area. Contacts details can be found on South West Devon Community Energy Partnership's website.

Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA)

The attached report outlines, in draft, the Council's approach and ambitions with regard to Home Energy Conservation as required under the above legislation. This document subject, to further consultation, will be updated over the coming months.