The Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) requires local authorities to improve the energy efficiency of residential properties to help your home be as energy efficient as possible. Warwick District Council has partnered with Act on Energy which offers free advice and various grants for insulation and boilers and switching energy suppliers.
If you are a Council tenant, wanting information on your heating or insulation, please contact the housing team.
Act on Energy
To help make your home as energy efficient as possible, the Council is working in partnership with Act on Energy which is a local organisation providing free, impartial advice to residents. They advise on all aspects of home energy efficiency, including:
- Grants for insulation
- Switching energy suppliers
Warm and Well in Warwickshire
Warm and Well in Warwickshire is supported by Act on Energy and provides a number of services such as help and advice, practical support such as boiler or heating replacements, emergency heaters, boiler servicing, additional support for loft and cavity wall insulation for people with cold homes, low incomes and health conditions.
If you would like to make enquiries, please contact Act On Energy:
HEART Partnership – external wall insulation
The HEART Partnership offer help for private households with broken or inefficient boilers, poor heating provision and lack of insulation.
From August 2020, Warwick District Council are working with HEART to deliver a limited number of External Wall Insulation installations for privately owned housing with solid walls through a Warm and Safer Homes Grant.
The grant is a health related offer which is available for owner occupiers living within the Warwick District Council boundary. The homeowner, permanent household members, partner or a child living in the property may qualify if they have a long term health condition.
Works will be carried out by Council contractors and eligibility will be subject to building control and planning consent. Unfortunately, properties within the conservation area will not be eligible for this scheme.
Funding is limited, therefore applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis.
Residents who wish register their interest should contact HEART on 02476 376529.
Warwickshire Switch and Save
Join the Warwickshire collective energy switch scheme for free and without obligation. The scheme is managed by iChoosr and is open to all UK energy customers owning or renting a property. You can sign up as long as your name is on the energy bill. Pre-pay meter users can also register and there are several tariffs available including pre-payment, electric only and dual fuel (electricity and gas).
Many suppliers have increased their standard tariffs in the last few months, so now is a good time to see how much you can save. These are their ‘standard variable tariffs’. Suppliers will put you on this if you haven’t switched before or if your fixed term contract has ended. Seven out of ten households are on a standard tariff, which means these households could save the most by switching suppliers.
To register for the scheme, you will need a copy of your annual statement or recent electricity and/or gas bill. There are three ways to register: