Energy Action for Rutland is a highly successful county-wide service providing free energy advice to householders within Rutland.
We are offering free energy advice for all residents this winter; our friendly, trained and impartial staff conduct home visits to provide simple tips and advice that can potentially save households hundreds of pounds a year.
Where applicable, we are also able to direct residents towards funding and grants that may be available to improve the heating and insulation in their homes.
Why do residents benefit from a home visit?
Simple changes around the home such as using energy saving light bulbs, draught proofing and installing radiator reflectors can add up to save over £110 on annual energy bills.
More substantial changes, such as the installation of a new energy efficient boiler, loft insulation or wall insulation could add up to save in excess of £300 each year and residents may be eligible for a grant to cover the whole cost.
We appreciate that programming heating systems and billing information can be confusing but our staff are here to help with any questions residents may have and ensure households have their heating set efficiently, that residents understand the information on energy bills and are on a tariff which is suitable to the way households use energy in the home.
Energy Action for Rutland’s impartial service helps to identify many different ways residents can save on energy bills to help keep their homes warm at an affordable cost this winter.
Over 200 properties have already benefited with energy savings typically in the region of 10-35% achieved, saving households hundreds of pounds a year.
Regardless of whether residents own their property or are just renting it, they are entitled to a free home visit.
Who is offering this service?
Rutland County Council, Change Agents UK, Voluntary Action Rutland, and other local organisations have teamed up to provide this free and impartial service, supported by funding from the Ebico Trust, Rutland Together, Spire Homes and the Department of Health.
Would you like a free home energy audit?
If you are interested in arranging a free home visit, go to the Energy Action page on the Rutland County Council website for more details.