£50 million to help households reduce their heating bills


£50 million to help households reduce their heating bills in Scotland.

Additional funding is available to help Scottish households reduce their heating bills and install energy efficient measures. Through the Home Energy Scotland scheme, a total of 50 million is now an offer for 2021-2022.

According to the government: “People are being urged to seek support and advice from Home Energy Scotland to help make their homes warmer and reduce their heating bills, on average by up to £300.


“Financial support worth up to £5,000 is also available to make homes more energy efficient through improvements like home insulation, double glazing or a new heating system.”

Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings Patrick Harvie commented: “As the colder weather returns and given the concern around rising energy bills, we want to ensure that people are aware of the support available to keep their homes warm this winter. Home Energy Scotland offers advice, support and funding to help people make energy saving improvements, helping them reduce their energy costs.

“The free impartial advice and support is available for anyone concerned about paying their energy bills and we would urge people struggling with their fuel bills to get in touch with Home Energy Scotland.”

Harry Mayers Head of Home Energy Scotland revealed that thousands of households have benefited from the scheme already.

Mayers commented: “24,000 households across the country have already benefited from new energy efficient measures, like a new heating system or insulation, by getting in contact with Home Energy Scotland. But with people spending more time at home over the past 18 months due to coronavirus, energy usage has been greater than ever.

“We therefore want to be able to help even more people to make energy saving improvements to their home. A home that isn’t well insulated can lose more than 50% of its heat through its roof and walls so making improvements can help your finances and make your home more energy efficient, comfortable and cheaper to heat while helping lower emissions in Scotland.”

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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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