Wolverhampton Homes is supporting today’s (Friday) national event to raise awareness of the plight of those struggling to heat their homes affordably. The initiative is co-ordinated by the fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA).

As well as highlighting some of the problems facing local people who struggle to heat their homes affordably, Fuel Poverty Awareness Day also aims to draw attention to the role that energy efficiency can play in making homes warmer, more comfortable and cheaper to heat.

There are a number of actions tenants & residents can take to help keep their homes warmer and their energy bills down:

  • Did you know that you can book a Home Energy Visit for your home to ensure you have the adequate measures for keeping your house warm such as heating, loft and wall insulation. For further information contact the Energy & Climate Change Team on 01902 556789
  • Checking if you are on the lowest tariff available with your current provider or visiting a price comparison site to see the latest deals.
  • Read your meter regularly and update your energy supplier to avoid estimated bills – this also enables you to keep track of what you are using and make changes if necessary.
  • If you are on a prepayment meter make sure to claim ‘The Government Electricity Rebate’ of£12 from your energy supplier TODAY! The rebate must be claimed by 28th February 2015. The Government Electricity Rebate is part of a package of measures to reduce domestic energy bills and is open to all domestic electricity customers.

For further information and advice, contact the Energy & Climate Change Team on 01902 556789

For more information on the NEA, visit www.nea.org.uk

Support Fuel Poverty Awareness Day on Twitter by using the hashtag #fuelpovertyawarenessday

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