There are many ways you can save energy at home. Domestic energy is one of the major sources of carbon emissions in our District.
Apply for subsidised home heating and insulation
We are working to improve residents’ home energy efficiency to reduce their energy bills and carbon emissions.
We have access to ECO Funding to offer qualifying low-income households improved home insulation and heating.
A company called Aran will deliver the improvements on our behalf.
Thermal imaging camera
Our thermal imaging camera can be loaned to residents for free.
The camera detects heat energy and can show you where energy is escaping from walls, roofs, windows and doors and other places in your home.
Please contact our Private Sector Housing team to enquire about availability.
Please note, it is a very popular service and the camera is currently booked out until March 2024.
Grants for homes without gas boilers
The Home Upgrade Grant provides funding to improve insulation and heating systems for homes that do not have a gas boiler.
Energy Company Obligation
The Energy Company Obligation is a government energy efficiency scheme. Its aim is 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.
Old or listed buildings
If you live in an old building, including listed buildings and those in conservation areas, you can still make your home more energy efficient. Visit the Historic England website to find out more.
Other useful links
- Find out how much energy you could save at home by completing the Energy Saving Trust's home energy check
- Easy ways of saving energy and reducing your energy bills on the Energy Saving Trust website
- Measure of the impact of your activities on the environment and towards climate change using the Carbon footprint Calculator.