Energy efficiency

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Save money on your energy bills

The savings listed on this page are based on information provided by the Energy Savings Trust

Cutting your energy bills down to size and making them more affordable doesn’t have to mean making big changes – small measures can save you money too.

  • Even something as simple as paying by direct debit could help you save up to £100 – talk to your provider to make sure you’re getting their best deal.
  • Switching – You could potentially save up to £200, particularly if you have never switched before.
  • Insulation – Save up to £320 by making sure your home is properly insulated before winter, and make small everyday changes to save energy.

Our guide Save energy, pay less (PDF 398KB) has tips on how to save energy at home, as well as advice on what to do if you're finding it hard to pay your energy bills.

 

Switch your energy supplier

Switching may seem daunting, especially if you've always been with the same supplier, but you could potentially save up to £200, particularly if you have never switched before. Our factsheet Switching energy supplier (PDF 461KB) contains useful information on this topic, including a list of Ofgem accredited price comparison sites (these can be found inn section 10).

 

Insulate your home

  • Insulate your loft and cavity walls. You can save up to £320 per year if you do both.
  • Install letter box covers or draught excluders to make your home warmer. Draught-proofing can save you up to £30 a year.
  • Draw your curtains in the evenings.
  • Check your heating isn’t set too high.

Some local Age Cymru organisations operate handyperson schemes that can assist older people with small jobs, such as installing draught excluders and radiator heat reflectors. We also operate an Age Cymru HandyVan service which covers the following postcodes: CF3, CF5, CF10, CF11, CF14, CF15, CF23, CF24, CF64

 

The following factsheet has further information which may be useful:
Advice line:
08000 223 444
 

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