Our aim is to improve energy efficiency within all homes in the Wychavon district to help protect the environment and improve housing standards. To do this we offer advice and guidance on ways for you to save money at home by switching energy tariffs and using energy more efficiently, thereby reducing your household bills.
The Warmer Worcestershire network aims to reduce fuel poverty and CO2 emissions in the county by delivering around the following objectives;
For more information go to the Warmer Worcestershire website.
Use the Heat Loss Map to see the loss of heat in your household (based on no energy efficient improvements being made since 2008).
Insulating the walls and lofts in your home will not only improve the comfort of your home and save money on fuel bills but may help with problems of mould and condensation. Keeping your home warm also improves your health and your mental health.
Occasionally there is grant funding to help with the cost of insulation for households that meet certain eligibility criteria. For further information on energy grants please contact Act on Energy on 0800 988 2881.
Keep your home warm
Apply these methods of insulation to your home to keep warm during periods of cold weather:
Renewable energy advice
The following technologies produce renewable energy in the form of heat or electricity.
The technologies generating electricity may qualify for funding through the government's Feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme, which you can claim through any energy supplier that subscribes to the FIT scheme. The technologies producing heat may qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, applications* are to be made online. These are regular payments made based on how much energy is produced rather than an up-front grant.
Please be aware that these schemes change frequently and funding is limited.
*Householders must have in place any required planning consents before applying to the scheme.
For more information to help you understand your energy bills and how you could compare your gas and electricity prices, contact Act on Energy on 0800 988 2881.
The roll-out of smart meters will play an important part in Britain's transition to a low-carbon economy and help us meet some of the long-term challenges we face in ensuring an affordable, secure and sustainable energy supply.
Consumers will have near real-time information on their energy consumption to help them manage their energy use, save money and reduce emissions. Smart meters will also provide consumers with more accurate information and bring an end to estimated billing.
Read more information on smart meters and find out they can benefit you.
2015-2017 Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) Plan
2017-2019 Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) Plan Our HECA plan sets out the strategic and partnership context for our energy efficiency and fuel poverty work. It contains current performance information and our recent achievements in reducing fuel poverty and improving domestic energy efficiency. The plan also provides insight into how we aim to deliver further improvements for the benefit of Wychavon residents. We will monitor our HECA plan on a quarterly basis to ensure delivery against our targets in the action plan. We will co-ordinate this through our Intelligently Green Group, which meets on a monthly basis.