Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Warmer homes in West Sussex

Households across West Sussex Can save up to £200 a year off their gas and electricity bills thanks to the Warmer West Sussex Scheme but they need to be quick as the offer ends on 31 March and places are limited.

Warmer West Sussex is providing residents with a free home visit from a qualified energy expert to assess ways in which the energy efficiency of their homes can be improved to result in warmer homes, and to ensure they are receiving all the help they are entitled to.  The energy experts will also signpost residents to further help such as the Warm Front grant and local Wellbeing teams. During the visit the energy experts will install up to £99 worth of free energy saving devices into each property to help cut the cost of energy bills.  These devices include draught-proofing, hot water tank jackets, energy monitors and radiator panels.  The energy expert will also assess whether the property is suitable for loft and cavity wall insulation which the resident may be entitled to receive free of charge.

To book a free home visit or for more information call 0800 054 6815 or visit www.westsussexenergy.co.uk/warm.

A West Sussex resident says: “Before the visit from Warmer West Sussex my electricity bills were really high at around £130 per month.  The energy expert showed me how to better use the controls on my storage heaters and fitted some draught proofing and I have already noticed the difference and my home is much warmer. As a result of all these steps I look forward to achieving realistic fuel bills, I am so positive the Warmer West Sussex project will give me and many more like me, the help and understanding we desperately need to cope with the high cost of energy.”

Michelle Cheeseman, West Sussex Fuel Poverty Coordinator, says: “Fuel bills are at an all time high and its likely they are going to rise even further, so it’s a really important time to take up these free home visits. I would really encourage residents to see our energy experts who will be able to identify ways in which you can keep your home warmer and fit some devices to reduce energy use.”

The Warmer West Sussex scheme has been made possible after the local councils across the county were awarded more than half a million pounds by the Department of Health to help tackle fuel poverty and increase emergency response capacity during cold weather.