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Energy Saving

In this section you can find grants, offers, advice and online tools to help you save money and energy.

Free Winter Home Check Service

A free Winter Home Check service is available all year round. It is open to people on low incomes in certain groups more affected by the cold, including older people, families with young children, disabled people and people with long-term health conditions. 

The service includes: 

  • an assessment of your home to identify how to keep warm
  • small works such as improving insulation or repairing boilers
  • emergency temporary heating
  • advice on getting help to pay for heating. 

Installation of replacement boilers, central heating systems or home insulation is also possible subject to eligibility and limited availability. 

The service is available for owner-occupiers and tenants in private rented accommodation. 

This East Sussex County Council service is provided by Osborne Energy. For more information phone free on 0800 085 1674 or go to:

Help from the Government and Energy Suppliers

Help with bills and energy efficiency in your home is a useful website with a variety of leaflets and advice if you are looking for advice on:

  • Keeping fuel bills low, by finding the best supplier or tariff, or collective purchasing, buying energy as a group

  • Help with insulation and energy efficiency with the Green Deal, Energy Company Obligation, Renewable Heat Premium and Feed in Tariff

  • Help with fuel bills - Warm Home Discount Scheme, Winter Fuel Payment, Cold Weather Payment

For free advice you can also telephone the Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234 or go to the Energy Saving Trusts website.

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