Make your home warmer

Well over half of what you spend on fuel bills goes on heating and hot water. As energy costs go up, it’s even more important to get bills down. Speak to an advisor about how fitting insulation and upgrading your central heating could help.

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An efficient gas central heating system can reduce your energy use and save you money – especially if you currently use an electric system. If you have central heating but it runs from an old gas boiler, upgrading it could knock up to 30% off your annual gas bill. Heating your house using an A-rated condensing boiler with heating controls is more efficient.

If your home also has good insulation, you’ll see even more savings in heating costs. Insulation means you’ll need less heating to feel the warmth – and when you use heating, more of the warmth is kept in. Without insulation, you could be wasting money – much of the heat you use is likely to escape through the roof and walls.

Don’t dread the colder months. See how the Home Energy Scotland Hotline could help you make your home warmer this winter. You could soon be sitting comfortably all year round.



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Call the Home Energy Scotland free on 0808 808 2282 or fill out our contact form and an advisor will ring you.

Discover the most efficient way to heat your home, and see what you could save by installing or upgrading central heating.

There are all sorts of ways to insulate your home – and each of them can help to lower your heating bills.


18ºC all year round

Turning your thermostat dial down a degree can shave 10% off your annual heating bill. Now that the temperature is dropping and your heating is on, keep it at 18ºC. However older persons should take care to heat living areas from 21-23ºC to keep warm. A comfortable room temperature can mean comfortable savings – all year round.

Find out how to insulate your home and lower heating bills

Simple steps can make your home warmer and cheaper to heat.

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Stay warmer for less money

Use our Housebuilder tool and find out how you could keep your home warmer for less.

Free advice and support

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