We all want to take pride in our home – but it’s not always easy with typical Scottish weather rattling through the windows and doors, and the heating chugging away from September to April. Many Scottish homes are inefficient and hard to heat, meaning lots of us put up with cold houses and high energy bills.
Sound familiar? Good news: it doesn’t have to be this way.
With Scottish Government-funded support, you can have a home that keeps you warm on those cold winter nights. A home where the heating bills are manageable, leaving more money in your pocket to spend on the things you love. An efficient home that’s as good for the environment as it is for your family’s health and wellbeing. All of these things can become a reality and it’s easier than you might think.
So, where do you start and how do you know what’s right for your home?
That’s where Home Energy Scotland comes in.
It’s a completely free and impartial advice service funded by the Scottish Government and managed by the Energy Saving Trust, offering specialist support to improve the energy efficiency of your home.
There’s also interest-free financefor a range of energy-saving home improvements – up to £38,500 per home. For a limited time, cashback grants of up to £3,750 are also available for certain improvements.
“The advisors were really friendly and discussed my energy needs at length. Now that we have the new boiler installed, we finally have peace of mind that we won’t be left out in the cold if the weather takes a turn for the worse this winter,” says Brendan a Home Energy Scotland customer.
Hundreds of thousands of people like Brendan have already benefited from the world-class service by making one free phone call. Here of some of the improvements people have made:
- Energy efficiency improvements (such as insulation, glazing and boilers)
- Home renewables systems (such as solar panels and ground source heat pumps)
- Energy storage systems (such as heat or electric batteries)
The interest-free loancan be used to install a range of over 25 different technologies at home, which range in price and size. Some, like loft insulation, are perfect for those looking for a smaller project to make quick and easy savings.
For those taking on larger home improvements, home renewables or external wall insulation are well worth considering. The good news is there’s an expert on the end of the phone who will advise you on the best options for your home.
Get in touch with Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 to find out more about turning your chilly house into a cosy home.
Terms and conditions and an admin fee apply; applicants undergo credit and affordability checks; for more information click here.