Improving home efficiency can help you to:
- save money
- enjoy a warmer home
- reduce your impact on the environment
For example, you could:
- improve your home insulation
- see if you could get a more efficient heating system
- follow energy saving tips
If you're on a low income, you can find out about benefits and financial support to help with heating, housing and other living costs on GOV.UK.
Visit the NHS Keep Warm, Keep Well website for tips and advice to help you in the colder weather.
LEAP (Local Energy Advice Programme) are a free energy and money saving advice service who can help eligible households save money to keep their homes warm and to avoid fuel poverty. They can also check if you're eligible for grant schemes.
Information on energy saving in historic buildings is available on Historic England's website.
There are local services in Rutland who can help to make your home more energy efficient and reduce your heating bills.
The Warmer Homes programme can offer fully funded measures such as insulation, air source heat pumps and solar panels to eligible households.
If your home is on-gas, funding of up to £10,000 could be available.
If your home is off-gas, funding of up to £25,000 could be available.
Rutland’s Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP) is a free energy and money saving service. It can help you stay warm and reduce energy bills.
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO4 Flex)
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme. It aims to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty by improving the energy efficiency of homes occupied by low income, fuel poor and vulnerable households.
We have published criteria in a Statement of Intent - this criteria will help us identify households that would benefit from improvements under Eco Flex. Improvements are often fully funded where a household meets particular criteria and is at risk of fuel poverty.
Home Energy Conservation Act
We must also publish an update report every two years: