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Warmer homes in Scotland

If like many people in Scotland you live in an older property, you may find it’s hard to heat your home – and keeping the heat in is a challenge too.
 
Home Energy Scotland offers impartial advice that’s tailored to you and your home. We recommend you call us free on 0808 808 2282 to have a chat with one of our friendly advisors, or come along to one of our events.
 
To get you started, here are a few ways you can make your property warmer and reduce heat loss:

Four steps you can take, and links to more information from the Energy Saving Trust

Improve your home insulation

From floor to loft, there are plenty of cost effective ways to insulate your home and keep it feeling warm, while reducing your heating bills.

Upgrade your heating system

An efficient heating system can make a big difference to warmth and comfort at home, as well as lowering energy bills.

Draught proofing and glazing

Draught-proofing is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to save energy and make your home warmer.

Understand your heating controls

The right heating controls will let you keep your home at a comfortable temperature without wasting fuel or heat.

A warm home can make you happier and healthier

A warm home can bring all sorts of benefits when it comes to health and wellbeing as well as comfort. Research by the World Health Organisation shows that living in cold properties can lead to ill health, from joint pain and respiratory problems to mental health issues.
 
Warm homes help keep people healthy, and at Home Energy Scotland we believe everyone has the right to live in a property that’s warm and comfortable.
 
Do you support someone who's living in a cold property? Read more here.
 

We're here to help

If you’re having trouble keeping warm at home, or your bills are stopping you from using your heating, call Home Energy Scotland free on 0808 808 2282 and get support today.