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Energy

Practical advice and information to help you make your home more efficient and energy costs more manageable.

Home Energy

A cold home can significantly impact your health and wellbeing. 

The rising cost of energy can make it difficult for some people to keep their home warm. However, there are some things you can do to reduce costs.

You could consider switching energy supplier - taking part in the Cambridgeshire Energy Switch is one way to do this. Joining the bulk-buying Cambridgeshire Community Oil Buying Scheme could save money for customers buying domestic heating oil. 

Generating your own energy is also another way you can reduce your bills and the impact on the environment. 

Buildings are often cold due to ineffective heating, below standard insulation, low income and the rising cost of energy. Adding loft, cavity and external wall insulation will trap heat inside longer and reduce your energy bills. 

Extra support

If you're on a low income and are struggling to pay your bills, the Turn2us and Making Money Count websites can direct you toward sources of financial support.

Charis grants may also be able to offer help to customers in debt with certain energy companies.

You may be also able to claim a Winter Fuel Payment and Cold Weather Payment in particularly cold weather. 

People who are elderly, living with a long term health condition or disability can also ask their energy supplier to add them to their Priority Service Register. This offers a number of benefits including special help if energy supplies are interrupted.