Home energy efficiency

Keep Herefordshire Warm

Yes Energy Solutions and Herefordshire Council logos - Keep Herefordshire WarmThe 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.

Call Keep Herefordshire Warm on 0800 677 1432 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or contact them at khw.advicecentre@yesenergysolutions.co.uk

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.

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 £36,000 and have an Energy Performance Certificate of D, E, F or G
  • The Home Energy Savers initiative helps Herefordshire residents identify home energy improvements and offers funding support for approved projects

Visit our Winter health, warmth and safety pages for more ideas for improving energy efficiency and keeping warm.

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.

Our Statement of Intent - ECO4 Energy Company obligation

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain that helps tackle carbon emissions and fuel poverty. To find out if you are eligible for this please contact Keep Herefordshire Warm on 0800 677 1432 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or contact them at khw.advicecentre@yesenergysolutions.co.uk

Read our Statement of Intent - ECO4 Energy Company Obligation. This sets out our flexible eligibility criteria for the Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) and Great British Insulation schemes which run until March 2026.

Contact us about home energy related matters at energy@herefordshire.gov.uk

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 for the affordable warmth strategy is planned in 2024

The Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 (HECA) requires all local authorities (LAs) in England to submit reports to the Secretary of State of the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) demonstrating what energy conservation measures they have adopted to improve the energy performance of residential accommodation within that LA’s area. This covers measures to improve properties in the owner-occupier, private rented sector, and social rented sector. The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero uses data submitted to inform policy thinking on energy efficiency, and to build an ongoing picture of local and national energy efficiency policy delivery.

 View a record of our return submitted via online portal: Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) Herefordshire Council report 2023.

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