• Kenneth Gibson MSP

SNP Government provides £50 million to help reduce Household Heating Bills


The SNP Government has made £50 million available to help householders install energy efficient measures and reduce their heating bills this year, an increase of £18 million on last year.


People across North Ayrshire and Scotland can seek support and advice from Home Energy Scotland to help make their homes warmer and reduce their heating bills, on average by up to £300.


Financial support worth up to £5,000 is also available to make homes more energy efficient through improvements like home insulation, double glazing or a new heating system.


Home Energy Scotland also supports households with practical advice and, where appropriate, install energy efficient measures - making homes more energy efficient and savings householders money.


Kenneth Gibson MSP said:


“Recent research by Home Energy Scotland shows that 70% of people in Scotland feel concerned about energy bills rising, with almost two thirds using more energy than usual during the first 12 months of the pandemic. The research also found that 59% of Scots have noticed a worrying rise in their energy bills already.


“If you have noticed the increase and you live in a privately owned property, please have a look at how Home Energy Scotland can help make your home more energy efficient and reduce your bills.”


Head of Home Energy Scotland Harry Mayers said:


“A home that isn’t well insulated can lose more than half of its heat through its roof and walls so making improvements can help your finances and make your home more energy efficient, comfortable and cheaper to heat while helping lower emissions in Scotland.”


Home Energy Scotland provides clear and impartial advice to make your home warmer.


Visit their website here or call 0808 808 2282 at no cost.


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