Free advice for Mansfield residents to save on energy bills

RESIDENTS in Mansfield can get free advice on how to keep their homes warm in winter and save money on energy bills.

In the wake of increasing energy costs, Mansfield District Council is providing free energy advice that is tailored to individual residents and their properties.

The Council’s trained and impartial officer can conduct a home visit to provide residents with simple tips and advice that could potentially save hundreds of pounds a year, as well as helping to keep them healthy.

They can provide residents with advice on how to understand the information on energy bills, how to set their heating efficiently, check they are on the most suitable tariff, and answer any questions they may have.

Residents could save hundreds of pounds off energy bills by effectively heating their homes. Simple changes around the home can save as much as £110 on annual energy bills. Bigger changes, such as the installation of a new energy-efficient boiler, loft insulation or wall insulation could save in excess of £300 a year.

Cold homes also have a significant impact on people’s health and can lead to serious health problems such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia and depression. One of the best ways of keeping well during winter is to stay warm.

Councillor Derek Evans, portfolio holder for housing strategy and regeneration, said: “With energy costs rising, this free advice service is an excellent way for people to potentially save money on their energy bills and stay warm in winter. A trained officer can visit your home and identify any energy inefficiencies, or ways of cutting costs. It is often the case that simple changes made to the home can result in big savings.”

If you are interested in receiving advice, a FREE energy audit, or more information please contact 01623 463472.