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Getting households energy efficient – what to do and where to get help

Household energy efficiency

Improving the energy efficiency of your home is one of the simplest ways of saving energy and combating rising energy prices. Getting such measures installed may not cost as much as you think. Finding out what grants and discounts are available is easy.

In Northern Ireland

If you are planning to improve the energy efficiency of your home, you can find useful advice from the following:

nidirect: Home energy check

nidirect: Energy saving grants in your area


In Scotland

If you are planning to improve the energy efficiency of your home, you can find useful advice by contacting:

Energy Saving Trust: Home Energy Scotland

You can find examples of homes in your area that have taken steps to cut bills and reduce their environmental impacts. They are listed on the Green Homes Network.

Examples from across Scotland include everything from energy efficiency measures such as wall insulation and double glazing to installing renewables including wind turbines, solar panels, or heat pumps.  

Energy Saving Trust: Green Homes Network

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