Saving money on your energy bills
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LEAP (Local Energy Advice Partnership)
LEAP is a free energy and money saving service that helps residents reduce their energy bills and keep their homes warm. They offer free home visits where an advisor will assess your home and offer advice on how you could save energy. During these visits they can:
- install free energy saving measures like LED light bulbs, hot water cylinder jackets and draught-proofing
- review your current energy tariff to see if you could get a better deal
- arrange a free money advice consultation
- advise on available funding for other energy-saving home improvements
Their services are open to any eligible residents who are struggling to pay their energy bills, including homeowners, private renters and housing association tenants.
To find out more, book a free home visit for you or someone else, or to apply:
- call 0800 067 7567
- or visit the LEAP website
Warmer Homes offer fully funded central heating, low carbon heating and insulation measures to help keep your home warm and your bills low.
To qualify for support you need to have a household income that is below £30,000 per year and be living in a property with an EPC rating of E, F or G. This support is also open to tenants, but you would need permission from the property's owner to carry out any works, and the landlord would need to make a contribution.
To book a free assessment:
- call 0800 028 5737
- or visit the Warmer Homes website
If you are unsure where to start when it comes to making your home more energy efficient, Warmer Sussex has developed an online tool which calculates what improvements you could make in your home within your budget.
One of Warmer Sussex's coordinators can then work on the plan with you to tailor it to your needs with you and if you're happy with it, they can then source contractors to carry out the required work and oversee the project.
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Collective energy buying - Join our Community Energy Switch scheme
Please note: Energy Switching is on hold due to the volatile wholesale market prices
You could save money on your energy bills by joining a collective buying scheme like Adur & Worthing Big Community Switch, which is run by the Council in partnership with collective energy buyer, iChoosr.
As a member of the scheme representing a large group of residents you have more bargaining power as suppliers compete for the opportunity to offer you the lowest energy tariff.
iChooser negotiate with suppliers at auction, and the one that offers the cheapest tariff will then offer you a personalised quote so you can see how much money you could save.
Taking part is completely free, and there is no obligation for you to switch suppliers.
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Page last updated: 05 August 2022