Which energy supplier are you using?
Many energy suppliers offer green tariffs, which can either mean they’ll match your usage with renewable energy generation or they will contribute towards environmental schemes on your behalf. It’s generally easy to switch tariffs or suppliers, and there are lots of comparison websites you can use to find the tariff best suited to your needs. More info from the Energy Saving Trust.
Improving the energy efficiency of your home
There are plenty of ways to reduce your home’s carbon footprint and costs. Example include:
- Install/improve insulation in your walls and loft
- Install solar panels to generate renewable energy
- Install Solar hot water panels to help heat your water
- Install a more efficient boiler to save energy and money
- Install a smart meter so you can keep a check of your energy consumption
- Improve the energy efficiency of your windows – double glazing can make your property quieter, warmer and potentially save you £120 a year.
For more information on all the above – and more – visit Action Surrey’s website.
SHBC works in partnership with Action Surrey, who are an impartial energy advice service set up by local councils across Surrey and Surrey County Council.
You may be able to get help to pay for part or all of some home energy saving improvements.
Green Jump Surrey
Funding is available for eligible households under the Green Jump Surrey project.
The funding is available through central Government's Green Homes Grant scheme and will provide eligible households with up to £10,000 to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
In addition to the Government’s grant, Surrey County Council is contributing £750,000 to the Green Jump Surrey project as top-up funding to cover the full cost of works up to a value of £15,000.
The grants are means tested.
The Green Deal is a central Government scheme which helps you make energy-saving improvements to your home and to find the best way to pay for them.
More information on energy saving at home from the Energy Saving Trust.