Energy Advice

There are a number of ways to get help to reduce energy costs:

  • Energy efficient tips are available from the Simple Energy Advice Website 
  • Information on changing your energy supplier can be found at Citizen's Advice
  • Join our big community switch and save which gives residents the opportunity to save on their energy bills and go green by switching to 100% renewable electricity
  • Your energy provider can sometimes help you reduce your costs - get in touch with them directly

Website links can be found down below. Find out more about our Blaby Switch and Save service.

Blaby Help to Heat Homes

We are working with Harborough Energy to offer households advice on improving the energy efficiency of their home and providing help to access grants for energy efficiency measures.

We have also published our ECO help to Heat Flexibility Criteria Statement of Intent which allows us to support people who may be at risk of fuel poverty. This can be found in the Downloads section at the bottom of the page. 

Letters are being sent to households that are best suited to the latest grants, but you can also read more information about Harborough Energy or contact us if you think you are eligible for help.

Please Note: Blaby District Council is working directly with Harborough Energy ONLY on this project

Leicestershire County Council have a project to support people struggling to heat their home affordably with the installation of first time central heating for off gas properties. If you don't have gas central heating go to the Leicestershire Warm Homes Fund.

If you have a health issue that would be affected by disruptions to your energy supply contact:

  • For electricity - Western Power: Sign up to their register for support in the event of a power cut
  • For gas - Cadent Gas: Sign up on their website for advice and help

Advice for businesses on reducing energy bills

The Carbon Trust provide information on energy efficiency to businesses with a toolkit for small and medium sized enterprises. 

Downloads
Last updated 29 July 2021
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