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Energy Efficiency and Keeping Warm

If you are an Owner occupier, tenant or landlord in the Somerset West Private Sector Housing Partnership Area you may be eligible for help to make your home warmer and more energy efficient.

Services on Energy Efficiency are listed below. Just click on the link to take you to the relevant website.

Government launches domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (external link)

The government has announced the details of the long-awaited RHI. This will pay a tariff to people installing renewable heat technologies into their homes including biomass boilers, heat pumps and solar thermal panels. Click on the link above to find out more.

Switch energy suppliers and save money on your energy bills (external link)

Find out how West Somerset Council is helping local residents this winter.

Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) (external link)

CSE provides expert, local knowledge about how to improve the energy efficiency of your home; from basic loft insulation to more complex solid wall retrofitting; as well as help with improving heating, lowering gas and electricity bills and receiving the right benefits. The website also contains 24 advice sheets with valuable information on reducing fuel bills and tailored advice to specific queries. The most commonly viewed advice sheets last winter were: 'Using night storage heaters', 'How much electricity am I using?' and 'Room heaters'.

To view the most current CSE Newsletter, click here CSE April 2014 Newsletter.

The Green Deal (external link)

Find out about the green deal and how you can improve the energy efficiency of your property and reduce your fuel bills at no upfront cost.

Our Green Deal in Somerset (external link)

Our Green Deal seeks to help homeowners in Somerset who wish to improve their homes, make their heating more affordable and cut carbon emissions. You can use the site to find accredited Green Deal assessors in and around Somerset, and local companies who can take on the work, whether it's a new heating system, solid wall insulation or any other Green Deal energy saving improvement.

pdf icon Be prepared for winter and buy heating oil now [121kb]

This leaflet provides some useful information on oil and other energy sources

pdf icon Oil buying advice [445kb] 

The scheme allows to borrow up to £500 upfront, repayable over 6 months to help spread the cost of buying expensive heating fuels such as oil, LPG, coal, logs, wood chips/ pellets. Also available to fund low-cost heating improvements such as thermostatic radiator valves or room thermostat installation. Fill up your tank/ fuel stores now and look forward to a warm winter!

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