Discover how we can help you to reduce your household carbon footprint and save on energy costs
Would you like to cut household bills and keep your home warm for less? Our Warm Homes project aims to support people to maintain a warmer home, so they can experience the associated health benefits and reduce their energy bills, in particular over the winter period. Ultimately we want to help reduce energy costs and cut carbon for householders.
If you live in Fenland or Huntingdonshire, then PECT (working in partnership with Fenland District Council) can help you with our free energy advice service. We have also expanded the project thanks to funding from the UK Power Networks and working in partnership with Chorus Homes.
There is substantial evidence of the detrimental impact of fuel poverty on the physical and mental health of residents. We support residents who are struggling to pay their energy bills or cannot keep their home at a sufficient temperature. We aim to reduce the numbers of people living with preventable ill health, and to help reduce energy usage and cut carbon.
What support is available?
Warm Homes provides households with the information and resources needed to stay warm and healthy, whilst cutting costs and carbon.
The service aims to offer help and advice on behavioural changes, choosing the best energy tariff and supplier, managing your water bills, and where eligible can assist you to access the national £140 Warm Homes Discount and other funding opportunities.
This service is vital, because NHS advice suggests that when the weather drops below 8C, some people are at increased risk of physical and mental health conditions; such as heart attack, stroke, pneumonia and depression.
How do i get involved?
PECT’s Warm Homes visits will be available again from September 2020. To find out more, please contact us on 01733 568408 or email [email protected].
Energy Saving Trust – Independent and impartial advice to help you lower emissions and cut energy bill costs
NEA – Action for Warm Homes
Centre for Sustainable Energy – Video resources on heating systems
Gov.uk – Household energy statistics
Tariff Switching Sites:
Households helped in Fenland
Savings from switching supplier
Grant funding awarded for energy efficiency