Home Energy ScotlandThe network of local advice centres operates across Scotland giving free, impartial energy efficiency advice to householders, community groups, businesses and the public sector.
Their advisors can also help you access funding and other energy efficiency offers.
Call free on 0808 808 2282 during office hours to speak to a specialist advisor.
Home Energy Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by the Energy Saving Trust.
Get a head: If you’ve got a shower that takes hot water straight from your boiler or hot water tank (rather than an electric shower) then you may be able to fit a water-efficient shower head and that could reduce your hot water usage whilst still maintaining the sensation of a powerful shower.
Getting started with renewablesHome renewables, and low-carbon microgeneration such as micro-CHP, are good for the environment and good for your pocket too. Low-carbon technologies such as wind turbines, solar panels and biomass boilers let you generate your own energy, saving money and reducing your carbon footprint in the process. What’s more, with government financial incentives available, it’s never been a better time to install. Find out more now!
What is renewable energy?We’ve all heard of solar panels and wind turbines, but renewable energy covers more than that. It is energy from any source that is naturally replenished when used. Often called 'renewables', 'green energy', 'microgeneration' or 'sustainable energy', the main sources of renewable energy for the home are:
There are lots of different technologies available – usually used to produce electricity or to generate heat.
Why use renewables?There are lots of good reasons to use renewables. You will be:
Find out which renewable energy technologies best suit your property and circumstances and book a Home Renewables Survey for your home
Energy Awareness Day a Great Success.
In June of 2014 there was an open meeting in the Hall to highlight the opportunities to save on energy bills through conservation. There is always more that can be done to economise on fuel – through better insulation, reducing consumption, buying more efficient appliances and using them more efficiently. The meeting made professional advice and practical help available locally.
The day was considered a great success. For example GOBS received interest from six new people and the Energy Savings Trust had application for fourteen home visits.