Energy efficiency advice for housing in the Scarborough area

Find out about the schemes and information sources to help you keep your energy bills down.

There is a lot you can do in your home to keep your energy bills down such as switching suppliers and finding other savings with the help of a smart meter can all cut costs and energy pollution.

There are a number of schemes to help you keep your energy bills under control.

Warm and Well in North Yorkshire

Warm and Well in North Yorkshire offers advice and hands-on support to hundreds of local residents every year. Details of the service can be found on the Warm and Well website.

Help can include:

  • home visits to make your home warmer and more energy efficient, or for help with minor repairs
  • advice on how to save money on energy costs, switching suppliers, grants and priority services
  • access to a hardship fund for those in urgent need

The project aims to support:

  • people on low incomes or benefits
  • people over 65
  • families with young children
  • anyone with physical or mental health issues

You can find a referral form on the Warm and Well website.

The project is funded by us and managed on our behalf by Citizens Advice mid-North Yorkshire. You can call them on 01609 767555.

Home Upgrade Grant - phase 2

A new grant is now available providing energy efficiency upgrades and clean heating systems to low-income households that are not on mains gas.

The Home Upgrade Grant (HUG2) can be used for improvements such as insulation and solar panels to air source heat pumps and smart heating controls. These will help save money on energy bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Register your details with us to find out if you could be eligible for the grant.

Smart meters

Smart meters are the new generation of gas and electricity meters that will replace the traditional meters in our homes.

Smart meters let you see exactly how much energy you are using as you use it, and what it is costing in pounds and pence. They take regular readings and share these directly with your energy supplier through a secure wireless network, putting an end to estimated bills and manual meter readings.

Smart Energy GB is the voice of the smart meter rollout. Find out more on the Smart Energy GB website.