As fuel bills continue to rise we all need to focus on making sure we are not wasting money on our home energy. As a council we are committed to helping our residents reduce their fuel bills and keep warm and well. During the current coronavirus pandemic, we are all spending most of our time at home and therefore using much more home energy. Our gas and electricity bills will all be higher as a result. We recognise that we need to support people to make sure they are with the right supplier and on the right tariff for their home and circumstances. Our council Dudley Energy Advice Line can help in lots of ways. Our expert telephone helpline advisors will support people to: get switched to the cheapest supplier, support with fuel debts, grants and payment plans and help with energy grants and discounts.
Our Dudley Energy Advice Line will help you save money on your bills, as well as being more energy efficient at home. Making your home more energy efficient will reduce your annual fuel bills. In addition, by using less energy you will automatically produce less carbon, which is good for the environment. Follow these 3 simple steps to start saving:
- Replace your energy wasting appliances in your home (heating, lighting, kettle etc.) with energy efficient alternatives.
- Insulate your home with loft insulation, cavity wall insulation and draught proofing.
- It is also vital to consider how much you are paying to heat your home. We can compare your tariff with other provider's to get the best price. Contact Dudley Energy Advice Line on 01384 817086 for help and advice with switching to the best supplier and tariff.
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. See below for advice on these schemes.