Improving home energy efficiency can help create warmer and healthier homes, lower energy bills and reduce harmful carbon emissions.
Home energy saving advice
The Energy Saving Advice Service provides free and impartial advice. For more information on all aspects of home energy efficiency, please visit the Energy Saving Trust's website.
Reducing the amount you pay
There are many gas and electricity suppliers to choose from, and you can shop around to get the best deal.
The Norfolk Big Switch and Save can help you save money on gas and electricity bills. For more information, visit the Norfolk Energy Switch website.
Further information is available about switching energy suppliers by visiting the Ofgem website.
Further help with improvement works
The Green Deal is a government initiative to encourage consumers to make energy-saving improvements to their home, such as loft insulation or double glazing. Funding is arranged through approved Green Deal Providers.
The scheme is basically a loan, which allows you to spread the cost of the improvements over a period of between 10 and 25 years. Green Deal loans are different from standard loans because the repayments are added to your electricity bill. Plus, they aim to abide by the ‘golden rule’, which states that the cost of the loan should not exceed the cost of the energy saved. More help may also be available through the Green Deal.
Private sector landlords, when looking to meet their obligations under the MEES Regulations can also access third party funding via the Green Deal. For more information with regards the MEES Regulations.
Solar panels (PVs)
Solar energy is a great way to reduce your energy bills. Find out more here.