Warmer Homes Stafford helping households save this Big Energy Saving Week

    23/01/2020



    Warmer Homes Stafford will be offering face to face advice to help Stafford Borough residents reduce their energy bills and save money as part of Big Energy Saving Week (20-26 January 2020). 

    Energy advisers from Warmer Homes Stafford will be on hand on Thursday 23 January between 10am and 2pm at the Guildhall Shopping Centre in Stafford. Residents are being encouraged to come and chat to the team to learn more about the support on offer through the scheme. Tariff and energy bill checks and assessments for heating and insulation grants are also on offer – along with a range of ‘freebies’.  

    As Big Energy Saving Week 2020 (20-26 January) kicks off, new research has revealed a significant gap in consumer understanding about managing their household energy use and the simple steps people can take to reduce their carbon footprint.

    The survey, conducted by Citizens Advice and the Energy Saving Trust, shows that over a third (36%) of British households have not made changes to their energy usage at home in recent years. That’s 9.7 million households that experts say need more help and encouragement with ways to save money and reduce their household emissions. 

    To support people make those changes Citizens Advice, Energy Saving Trust and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are launching an expert-approved list of ‘20 ways to save’ this Big Energy Saving Week 2020. The organisations are urging people to take a look and see how small changes can make a big difference.

    These include four changes which together could potentially save households £100 per year and help cut carbon emissions:

    • Turning your thermostat down by one degree
    • Changing your all your lightbulbs to LEDs
    • Turning appliances off rather than keeping them on standby
    • Only using the right amount of water in your kettle 

    Oliver Rothwell from Warmer Homes Stafford said:

    “Big Energy Saving Week aims to put money in your pocket and help the planet.

    The Warmer Homes Stafford team have lots of information and advice on how to save energy and cut household bills. This could range from everyday actions, such as reducing how much water you put in the kettle, to bigger projects like insulating your home.

    “Our advisors and volunteers will also be able to help with your all your queries about saving energy and money, including switching to a cheaper energy tariff, or accessing extra grants and benefits.”

    Warmer Homes Stafford is a partnership between Stafford Borough Council and local energy charity Marches Energy Agency (www.mea.org.uk). Free & impartial advice is available all year via freephone (0800 677 1785) or online at www.warmerhomesstafford.org.uk or email on advice@mea.org.uk

     

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