Home energy efficiency
Keep Herefordshire Warm
The more energy efficient our homes are, the less they cost to heat and keep warm.
There are lots of simple ways to save energy in your home and many will cost you nothing at all. This will both reduce your bills and help to protect the environment.
Our advice service Keep Herefordshire Warm have top tips on insulation, heating, hot water, lighting and how to use your electrical appliances most efficiently.
Keep Herefordshire Warm is a local project that offers free energy advice to residents in the county. They also administer energy efficiency grants on behalf of the council, which can be used to make a range of home energy improvements.
Call Keep Herefordshire Warm free on 0800 677 1432 to speak to one of their friendly and professional advisors.
Are you struggling with your energy bills?
Keep Herefordshire Warm works across the county to make sure that no one has to struggle with their energy bills alone. If you're struggling with your bills, you don't have to suffer alone.
To understand what help is available we suggest contacting Keep Herefordshire Warm and also see the government's help with your energy bills page.
For tips on staying warm and well, visit our stay well, stay warm page.
How to check the energy efficiency of your home
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) indicate the energy efficiency of your home. You can search the EPC national register to find your property. They are valid for 10 years and are required if you are selling or buying a home.
If you live in Hereford or one of the market towns, you can check how well insulated your property is on our building heat loss map.
Improving your home's energy efficiency
There are currently two schemes available to help improve the energy efficiency of your home:
- The Home Upgrade Grant is for Herefordshire residents who don't have mains gas heating, have a household income under £31,000 and have an Energy Performance Certificate of D, E, F or G
- The Connected for Warmth insulation scheme is free for all residents in Council Tax Bands A to D, in owner-occupied or privately rented housing
Our Statement of Intent
The council has a Statement of Intent V1, for the ECO4 Energy Company obligation and the Great British Insulation Scheme to assist those in fuel poverty.
Contact us about home energy related matters at email@example.com
Our affordable warmth strategy and reports
We publish our progress in meeting the action plan outlined in our affordable warmth strategy, every two years, as required by the Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA).
A further update is planned in 2023.