How can I make my home warmer and more energy efficient?

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Help is available to all residents in Tamworth to make homes as energy efficient as possible. This can range from practical, independent advice, to financial assistance in the form of grants or loans. Find out how to get help from the HEAT campaign here. An energy efficient home is a warmer home which is also cheaper to heat and will improve health and wellbeing.

You can also download our Top Energy Saving Tips here

For more advice and information on keeping your home warm, switching energy suppliers and saving money call HEAT on 0800 0432815, text your name to 07922 651982 and someone will call you back or email heat@tamworth.gov.uk

Save money on your fuel bills.

 

Loft Insulation
A minimum of 10 inches is recommended. Nearly 30% of heat is lost through a poorly insulated roof. Save up to £250 per year by insulating your loft.

Double Glazing
'Simple to fit' secondary glazing can be fitted if you can’t afford double glazing. These systems are surprisingly efficient.

Solid Wall Insulation
This can be done on the inside or the outside of the house. Grants and assistance are increasing. Save up to £460 per year on bills.

Cavity Wall Insulation
This prevents up to 35% of heat being lost.
Save up to £250 per year.

Letter Boxes
Fit an ecoflap instead of a standard letter box flap. Also a cover on the keyhole

Taking a Strategic Approach, The Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 recognises local authorities' ability to significantly improve the energy efficiency of all residential accommodation in their area. The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has therefore requested that all local authorities report on the measures they propose to take to achieve this aim.

Tamworth Borough Council has worked to produce its Home Energy Conservation Act Report which outlines the Council's strategic approach to domestic energy efficiency over future years. Subsequent progress reports will be published on this page at two-year intervals.