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Heating our homes to a comfortable level is essential for maintaining our health and wellbeing, especially during the typically colder Scottish winters. 

Surging energy bills are a considerable challenge for many older people, causing real concern about their affordability and how to balance tight household budgets.

Understanding your heating system, managing bills, and the efficient use of your home energy is really important but it can be hard to know where to start and who can help.

Nobody should face the ongoing energy crisis alone. Age Scotland is here to offer support and advice in a range of ways.

Energy Advice guide: Warm and Well

Our Warm and Well guide explains how to make your home energy efficient, manage your bills, keep your home warm, benefit the environment and stay as well as you can over winter.

Free energy workshops

Our free online and in person energy workshops can help you get a better understanding of your household energy use - supporting you to stay warm and save money on bills.

Age Scotland helpline 0800 12 44 222

Our free helpline has an expert energy adviser who can offer help and advice and signpost to available support. We also offer benefit checks to ensure you are receiving all of the money that you are entitled to.

Energy bills are complicated, and it can be difficult to understand exactly what you are paying and how much energy you use.

It is more important than ever to keep track of your bills and know that you are getting the best deal you can. 

This animation explains the most important sections of your bill to help you keep control of your money.

Benefits Calculator

Our online calculator can help you find out what benefits and social security you are entitled to and could be missing out on. Based on the information you provide we can tell you if you're potentially entitled to claim extra money.

Turn Up the Heat

Our January 2022 survey found 94% of older people were worried about their energy bills. Read the full report and our recommendations for the Scottish Government, UK Government and local government.

Check in, Cash out

Every year hundreds of millions of pounds in vital financial support go unclaimed by older people in Scotland. Our "Check in, Cash out" campaign aims to raise awareness and increase take-up of the social security available to help older people live well.

An energy performance certificate, known as an EPC shows how energy efficient your home is on a scale of A to G, with A being the best. It also shows your home's impact on the environment.

Understanding what yours means can give you an idea of what it will cost to heat and power your home, what would make it more energy efficient, and how much you could save if you took certain steps.

This animation walks your through how to better understand your home's own EPC.


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