Improving my home

Looking to make your home more energy efficient and reduce your energy bills? We can help.

  • Find information on our website to help with energy saving and generating your own energy below.
  • Take a Home Energy Check. The Home Energy Check is an online calculator that can help you work out how you could reduce your energy bills. 
  • Speak to an advisor. You can also get free, expert and impartial advice by speaking to a Home Energy Scoltand advisor. Simply call  0808 808 2282 or request a call back to get started. 
  • Visit a green home. You can use the Green Homes Network to find and arrange to visit a green home near you. 
 
Kettle

Energy saving quick wins 

Making little changes can have a big impact on your energy bills and carbon footprint. Read our tips for some of the easy ways you can save energy at home.

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Washing machine

Appliances

From kettles to home entertainment systems, read our advice on choosing the most energy efficient appliances - an important way to help you reduce consumption and lower your energy bills.

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Radiator heating controls

Heating and hot water

Heating and hot water accounts for around 62% of what you spend in a year on energy bills. So your boiler and heating controls can have a big impact on your energy bills.

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Insulation

Insulation

Your home can lose up to 25% of its heat through an uninsulated roof and around 33% through an uninsultated wall. So insulating your home can really help to lower your fuel bills.

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Energy efficient light bulbs

Lighting 

Switching to energy efficient lighting is an easy and cost effective way to save energy. Read our tips.

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Solar

Renewables 

Interested in generating your own renewable heat or electricity? Find out about renewable technologies like solar, heat pumps, biomass and more.

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Saving water

Saving water 

The average Scottish household uses around 350 litres of water a day, and around 21% of a household's typical heating bill is from heating the water for showers, baths and hot water from the tap. So saving water, especially hot water, can make a big difference to your home's fuel bills.

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Smart meter

Smart meters 

Smart meters are the next generation of gas and electricity meters. The UK Government plans for every home and business in the UK to have a smart meter for electricity and gas by the end of 2020.

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Electricity pylons

Switching 

Our tips on switching energy suppliers will help make sure you are getting the best deal from your current energy supplier and can help you save on your bills.

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Windows

Windows 

All properties lose heat through their windows. But energy efficient glazing keeps your home warmer and quieter and can help reduce your energy bills. That might mean double or triple-glazing, secondary glazing, or just heavier curtains.

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