Warmer Homes Scotland
For our Scottish customers who find it tough to keep on top of energy bills, there is help on hand from the Scottish government. And it comes in the form of the Warmer Homes Scotland programme.
What is the Warmer Homes Scotland programme?
The Warmer Homes Scotland is a government funded scheme managed by Warmworks Scotland designed to help people who struggle financially to make their homes warmer.
The programme aims to change the way you use energy to help lower your bills while providing grants for home improvements, such as insulation, draught-proofing, and boilers and heating.
What is available through the Warmer Homes programme?
The improvements offered will depend on a survey of the property. Assessors will visit your home to carry out a survey that will identify which improvements are recommended and if these can be funded.
There are more than forty potential measures available including:
- Wall insulation
- Loft insulation
- Central heating
- Boiler upgrade
- Ground source heat pumps
- Renewable and micro-renewable heating system
Who is eligible for the Warmer Homes Scotland programme?
If you live in Scotland and you’re struggling to heat your home, then you could apply for the Warmer Homes Scotland scheme based on eligibility.
How do I apply for Warmer Homes Scotland?
Other schemes in Scotland
There are a range of other schemes available to help you with energy bills.
Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland
Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland (HEEPS) provides financial support through the Warmer Homes Scotland scheme. It can be used to help you lower your energy bills by funding energy efficiency measures, such as draught-proofing, insulating or getting a new boiler.
Winter Fuel Payment
If you were born before 26 September 1955, you could be eligible for the Winter Fuel Payment – between £100 and £300 tax-free to help you pay your bills. Find out more about it here.
Home Energy Scotland
Everyone in Scotland can get some form of help from this free service funded by the Scottish government. It provides you with free advice, such as how to make your home cheaper to heat, reduce fuel bills and save on energy and carbon.
Simply call them on 0808 808 2282 and you could get:
- Advice on best energy-saving options
- Support on reducing your bills, such as finding a better tariff
- Financial support guidance
- Referrals for grants or loans
- A Home energy check done over the phone, using an online calculator or having an advisor visit your home
- Information on local installers
All of this is free so it’s a great way to get as much information as you can before getting a new boiler or applying to any schemes.
Thinking about getting a new boiler?
While the Scottish government is on hand to help you save money and keep your home warm, don’t forget about all the extra help too, especially if you’re in need of a new boiler.