Help with saving energy – Hunter

October 24, 2012 12:15 PM
Mark at the Big Energy Saving Week campaigns event in Parliament

Mark at the Big Energy Saving Week campaigns event in Parliament

This week is Big Energy Savings Weekand Cheadle MP Mark Hunter is supporting the Citizen Advice Bureau to help families save energy.

Big Energy Savings Week is a chance to learn how people can make their homes warmer and reduce their energy bills by making their property more energy efficient.

In addition to support from Citizens Advice Bureaus, people across the area can get advice from the Energy Saving Advice Service (ESAS - 0300 123 1234) on how to reduce bills and make homes more energy efficient. It also gives details on eligibility for the Green Deal as well as Warm Front and other schemes to support people struggling with their energy bills.

Commenting, Mark said:

"Energy bills are a big worry for people in our area but there is help available to make homes warmer and bills lower.

"Citizens Advice Bureaus can advise on any financial support that people might be entitled to and switching to cheaper energy providers is an important step to lowering bills.

"One of the problems we face is that many homes are not insulated properly, meaning energy is wasted. Thanks to Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government, the Green Deal is launching this autumn to insulate homes without any up-front cost.

"The Green Deal is a unique scheme because the cost of the energy saving measures will be paid out of the savings made on the energy bill. That means people can make their homes warmer without any worries."

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