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Warm and Toasty – Sedgemoor’s top tips to help you save on fuel bills

IT’S that time of year when it is getting colder; when afternoons are dark just after four o’clock and household heating bills start to rise.

That’s why Sedgemoor District Council has been working with the other district Councils and the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) across Somerset to find as many ways as possible to help reduce household heating bills.

Their top tips as partners in the Big Energy Saving Winter Campaign are:

  1.   Check to see if you’re eligible for discounts, grants and support
  2.   Switch energy tariff or supplier and you could save hundreds of pounds this winter
  3.   Save money by becoming more energy efficient

CSE have produced handy advice sheets to assist homeowners and tenants on how to save electricity and fuel and how to stay warm this winter. Advice sheets can be found at https://www.cse.org.uk/resources/category:advice-leaflets

Your local CSE Fuel Poverty Advisor is Lucy Betts. She provides telephone advice and virtual home visits. Where essential, Lucy can complete Home Visits subject to Covid-19 restrictions.

To self-refer you can contact CSE or with the persons consent you can refer someone else. Call 0800 082 2234 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm)

Submit the form on CSE’s website: www.cse.org.uk/advice/contact-us

Email: home.energy@cse.org.uk

Refer someone for support using the online form: www.cse.org.uk/referral

For further information, refer to their partner website, the Centre for Sustainable Energy www.cse.org.uk , or contact them on  0800 082 2234 (available Monday to Friday 9-5 pm) for free energy advice.

They will also be able to advise on the types of funding available from the Council and Government schemes.

The councils’ key partners in these measures are the Centre for Sustainable Energy, Homes in Sedgemoor, Citizens Advice, Lendology, Affordable Warmth Solutions, National Grid and BEIS and National Energy Action.

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