The Energy Advice Service
The Energy Advice Service is a year long project funded until the end of March 2019 by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund. The Climate Challenge Fund is a Scottish Government grant programme that is managed by Keep Scotland Beautiful.
The Energy Advice Service will provide the whole of Sutherland with a home energy advice service with the aim of reducing fuel poverty and carbon emissions by increasing the energy efficiency of the home.
The team visit clients in their home to help them find practical and affordable ways to save energy, as well as to reduce their carbon footprint. The clients receive a complete energy check and a written report.
This service is completely free and impartial. Things the team can help with include:
- Understanding energy bills and tariffs
- Switching suppliers
- Applying for Warm Homes Discount
- Understanding heating controls.
- Free benefit checks
- Fuel Debt
- Identifying eligibility for grants and funding for new heating systems, insulation and renewables.