Saving energy for Stafford area ... and looking after our planet!
Grid flexibility enables householders and businesses to play a part in moving to a 'greener' more local electricity supply. Watch the video then click here to see how 'time-of-use' tariffs can save on bills and how you could earn additional income for grid services. Video courtesy of Western Power Distribution.
Welcome to the Save Your Energy website, which is packed with practical advice and information about how to save energy in your home or business, and how to generate your own heat or electricity using renewable energy sources.
Cut carbon emissions: Saving energy will cut your bills and reduce your carbon emissions. This is vital if we are to reduce the impact of climate change, now and in the future.
Over 200,000 unique visits per year: Although intended mainly for people living in and around Stafford, Staffordshire, much of the information is useful wherever you are, and we welcome visitors from far and wide.
Local case studies and services: This site also tells you about households and businesses who have made energy-saving changes, and provides links to localcompanies providing relevant products and services.
Non-profit: The website, founded in 2008, is maintained by Sustainability Matters, a not-for-profit community group. Let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions to improve the site, or would like to feature your energy-saving project on the site - just click .
Your community: Thinking about solar panels for your community hall or social club, or want to make your neighbourhood more eco-friendly? See our Community Energy section for advice and tips or to add your event or activity to the 'What's on' list.
NEW THIS MONTH:
ADVICE, GRANTS AND OFFERS
Give your home a health check!
Free help and advice from Stafford Borough Council
Keep warm, manage fuel bills
Reduce the risk of fires and accidents
Prevent falls in the home
Adapt your home for a disabled person
Essential repairs and maintenance
Free, no obligation home visit from a Health and Housing advisor
Download 'Give your home a health check'
or phone (01785) 619000
Warmer Homes Stafford
Live in Stafford Borough? Then talk to us today about finding help
Check out the Warmer Homes Stafford website
Companies and installers
Use our list of local suppliers to find what you're looking for
Click on 'Where to find help?' above
Suffering financial hardship?
Warm Home Discount
Get £140 off your energy bill for winter 2018-19
It's 'first come, first served' for many eligible energy customers. See if you qualify here
Focus on Feed-in Tariffs
Click here for our handy summary of the latest rates
Closure of FIT scheme in 2019!!
Note that the FIT scheme will close to new entrants from 31 March 2019. See Feed-in Tariff to close for newcomers
Health Through Warmth
Do you know someone whose health is affected by cold living conditions?
Do they require assistance with the installation of heating and insulation that they cannot fully fund themselves?
Click here for more information about npower's Health Through Warmth, and how it may be able to help
Citizens' Advice helps you find answers to all your questions!
HELP AND ADVICE FROM SAVE YOUR ENERGY:
- Energy debts? Help is available here
- Private tenants: your new rights to a warmer home
- Collective switching for better energy deals
- How to combat the cold in winter
- Warm Home Discount of £140 on your winter 2018-19 electricity bill: do you qualify?
- Winter Fuel Payment of £200 to £300: are you claiming yours?
- Cold Weather Payment: not a lot!
- GRANTS for insulation and heating: all about ECO!
- Community bulk oil buying scheme through the Community Council of Staffordshire
- Get a FREE home fire risk check from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service. Phone freephone 0800 0241 999 to book your visit from a firefighter!
- Renewable Heat Incentive: what, when and how much? All you need to know!
- Use the government's Energy Grants Calculator to see what grants or other energy help you are entitled to.
- LOOKING FOR BETTER DEALS on gas or electric? Click here
- READ about 'green' energy tariffs
For free impartial energy advice:
If you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, phone the Energy Saving Advice Service
on 0300 123 1234 (national rate calls).
If you live in Scotland phone Home Energy Scotland free on 0808 808 2282.
Do you live in a rented property in Stafford Borough? Are you concerned about the state of the property or its management? You can phone the Housing Standards team at Stafford Borough Council on 01785 619000, for advice.
NOTE: Some deals for energy efficiency measures may apply to homeowners only. Tenants should consult with their landlords before taking any action.
For a family of four, a well designed solar heating system should contribute between 1500kWh and 2000kWh, which will be equivalent to 40 to 50% of the household's water heating energy needs.