As fuel bills continue to rise we all need to focus on making sure we are not wasting money on our home energy, whilst keeping warm at home. As a council we are committed to helping our residents manage their fuel bills and keep warm and well.
Dudley Energy Advice Line offers information, advice and support to people in relation to all things energy. Our expert telephone helpline advisors will support people to: get switched to a cheaper supplier if possible, support with fuel debts, grants and payment plans and help with energy grants and discounts. They also offer energy saving advice and tips that we all need to follow whilst energy is so costly.
Our energy saving booklet offers lots of information, as well as handy tips, you can download it below.
Dudley Energy Advice Line advises that we all follow these simple steps to start saving:
- Look at your behaviour at home and make changes - layer up, switch off lights etc.
- Replace your energy wasting appliances in your home with energy efficient alternatives
- Insulate your home with loft insulation, cavity wall insulation and draught proofing. Grants may be on offer for this.
- Get a smart meter and monitor your energy use by looking at it regularly.
The link between ill health and fuel poverty has been clearly established. A cold indoor environment increases the incidence of ill health. We are committed to helping our residents achieve affordable warmth by highlighting grants and discount schemes and offering advice on energy efficiency.