Get switched on to energy efficiency for London Climate Action Week

Hounslow Council is promoting a number of schemes where residents can get information and support with heating their homes. They could save money and be beneficial for the environment.

Published: Thursday, 30th June 2022

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Doctor in the house: Free energy advice from the Green Doctors could help with your bills.

Saving energy around your home is good for your finances and the planet. 

As part of this weeks London Climate Action Week activities, Hounslow Council is urging residents to find out more about whats on offer to cut their energy consumption, cut bills and help to cut the boroughs carbon emissions. Houslow Council is working to support residents as the cost of lving continues to rise.

From free information and support with saving energy, to what grants are available to help you save money at home - there is something for everyone. 

Here are some examples of whats on offer: 

  • Call the Doctor - Hounslow Council works in partnership with Groundwork Londons Green Doctor Service. These local experts offer a free home energy consultation, through a home visit or over the phone. They can help you to understand your energy bills, give you energy-saving tips and help you apply for support such as the Warm Homes Discount. Support is available for people on low incomes, those over 65s and people with long-term health conditions and disabilities.

           For more information, call 0300 365 3005 to arrange a callback.

  • Warmer homes - We are promoting the Mayor of Londons Warmer Homes programme in the borough. More than 40,000 households are living in fuel poverty across the city. To help, grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available for energy-saving measures. This could be insulation, solar panels, heat pumps and other carbon and cost-cutting technology. The scheme is for households on low incomes.

           To find out more, call 0800 029 3576.

  • Get on the BUS - Hounslow residents could be eligible for grants of up to £5,000 to fit clean heating systems when they replace their old oil and gas boilers under the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS). The idea is to support homeowners with the costs of fitting environmentally-friendly measures such as air or ground source heat pumps. 

          Visit our boiler upgrade scheme webpage (BUS) 

Find out more about general environmental improvements around the home and the steps you can take to save energy and cut costs here

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