Big Energy Saving Week 2019 (BESW) is back to help consumers understand their energy use, cut their bills and get the financial support they are entitled to.
Many people could save hundreds of pounds a year on their energy bills by switching supplier and making small changes as to how they use energy in the home. High energy bills are a big concern for many households and as cold weather arrives it’s the perfect time for people to make sure they and their bills are prepared.
Nottingham City Council works with a number of agencies across Nottingham to help local households worried about high-energy bills. You can talk to the following local organisations for help on a range of issues:
- Fuel debt Get help and support with paying your fuel bills from your nearest advice centre. For details see www.advicenottingham.org.uk or call Citizens Advice Nottingham on 0300 330 5457
- Insulation, heating, energy switching and energy advice Get support and advice on boiler and insulation grants to reduce your fuel bills from NEP’s Healthy Housing Service. Receive free support in the event of an unplanned power cut by registering on the Priority Services Register. For details go to www.healthy-housing-service.com or call the team on 0115 985 3009
- Free energy saving products and smart meter sessions For the over 60’s, reduce your energy bills with a free home energy check which includes the fitting of energy saving products. Call Age UK Notts on 0115 859 9260 or for details visit www.ageuk.org.uk/notts
- Cold rented accommodation Landlords must comply with latest domestic energy efficiency standards and housing regulations by law. Please contact the customer hub or Safer Housing on 0115 915 2020 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Citizens Advice Nottingham and District are holding a free Switching Advice Event this week where Energy Advisors will be on hand to answer questions about energy suppliers and tariffs.
The event will take place Thursday 24 January from 10am to 3.30pm at the city centre office (34-36 Carrington St, Nottingham NG1 7FG).
Councillor Sally Longford, Portfolio Holder for Energy and Environment, said: “Big Energy Saving Week is a great time for us all to review how we use energy and address those areas where we could be making big savings. If you are struggling with your gas and electric bills I urge you to contact one of the above local agencies to see how they can help.”
For information on Big Energy Saving Week and for further help and advice as to how to save money around your home please visit Citizens Advice / Big Energy Saving Week