Home Energy Efficiency Programme to help Scottish home owners keep energy costs low

The Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland (HEEPS) introduced by the Scottish government aim to make sure that everyone in Scotland who needs help with their energy costs, is able to save money and keep cosy, a source suggests.

Under HEEPS, people in need could potentially get help to cut their bills and make their home warmer. They could even qualify for extra income, discounted energy rates, free or subsidised insulation or a new boiler.

The scheme provides an extensive range of services, including free energy advice and free, personalised home energy checks that will suggest practical changes and improvements and help home owners save money by reducing the amount of energy they use.

Since many people miss out on money they are entitled to from benefits and tax credits – just because they don’t know it’s there, HEEPS will help residents find out if this applies to them and provide advice about any discounts that may be available to help you pay less for the energy you use.

Last, but certainly not least, depending on their circumstances, residents could get help from the Scottish Government or energy companies to make their homes warmer and cheaper to heat, since the Scottish Government’s Warmer Homes Scotland scheme and local authorities’ Area Based Schemes offer energy efficiency measures to eligible households.

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