Energy advice

It’s that time of year again when the weather starts to turn cold and we start to turn up the heating.

Citizens Advice Calderdale is working closely with the Affordable Warmth Team at Calderdale Council to support Calderdale residents keep warmer this winter.

The Council is committed to helping lower income households make their homes healthier, warmer and cheaper to heat. To help break down each of the issues they’ve developed Bertie’s Top 10 tips for a warmer healthier home. Each of these tips links to information about a range of grants depending on circumstances.

Citizens Advice Calderdale’s Energy Champions are out and about visiting groups and explaining about energy switching and Smart Meters. We are as always independent and impartial and will answer any questions honestly.

Top three tips from our Energy Champion:

  1. Check if you’re eligible for a Warm Home Discount (WHD) is a government scheme aimed at tackling fuel poverty. You may be eligible for £140 discount off your electricity bill if you are on a low income or in receipt of pension credit or benefits.
  2. Check your annual bill. Your energy supplier has to inform you if they have a cheaper tariff that would be suitable. They will not voluntarily put you on the tariff unless you ask them to. If there is a cheaper tariff give them a call and they will swap your over.
  3. If you have a physical or mental health condition, have young children or believe that you are vulnerable then ask your supplier to add your name to their Priority Services Register.

To get a visit to your group from our Energy Champion use the contact form.