Falkirk Council

Falkirk Council
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Top energy tips for homeowners

Owning your own home can be expensive. Recent rises in gas and electricity have made running a home a costly business. So it is good to know there are grants and schemes available to help reduce some of these costs.

According to the Energy Saving Trust (2007), the average household could save around £250 a year by installing energy efficiency measures.

If you improve the insulation in your property you improve the thermal efficiency of your home, for example, by insulating your walls and loft spaces you could reduce heat loss by up to 45% and prevent a lot of wasted energy.

Falkirk Council Universal Home Insulation Scheme


Grants for insulation

Most energy companies offer reduced price cavity wall and loft insulation. You don't even need to be their customer.

To find out more contact:

Home Energy Scotland

This organisation is dedicated to achieving energy efficiency within the region. Staff can provide impartial energy efficiency advice as well as information on grants available to reduce your energy use.

A home energy check, based on individual circumstances, can be produced at your request detailing specific energy saving measures and advises on any grants which may be available to help reduce your energy consumption.

For more information on any of the above please phone 0808 808 2282 (Monday–Friday, 9.00am–5.00pm) or email sustainability@thewisegroup.co.uk|.

Scottish Boiler Scrappage Scheme

This scheme has now been replaced by the Green Homes Cashback Scheme. To apply or to obtain further information call Home Energy Scotland – 0808 808 2282 or visit www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland|.

Scottish Government Schemes

From 01 April 2013 the Scottish Government Energy Assistance Package was replaced by the Energy Assistance Scheme.  For more information please contact the Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282.

Cavity, Loft & External Wall Insulation

We are currently organising free or reduced rate cavity, loft, and external wall insulation schemes to reduce fuel bills in priority areas. These are funded through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO)| and Home Energy Efficiency Programmes Scotland (HEEPS)| in partnership with the Scottish Government, Paragon Housing Association and utilities companies. If your household is eligible, we will write to you with details of how to arrange a free survey to check how much funding you could get.

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