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Free home energy advice visits on offer

A crack squad of trained energy advisors are set to visit homes in Gipsy Hill ward, and street properties in the Brixton Low Carbon Zone to make sure that residents’ homes are as warm and ‘green’ as they can be. They will be offering householders a FREE home visit to check energy efficiency and help lower household bills.

The trained energy advisors will carry out a whole-house energy check, giving householders advice and tips on how to save money on bills installing free energy and water-saving devices worth up to £300, and advising people on energy efficiency grants and discounts they may be eligible for.

Energy advisors will also be able to refer residents for a ‘benefits health check’ to make sure that they are receiving all the benefits they are eligible for.

Councillor Lorna Campbell, cabinet member for environment and sustainability said: “With winter just around the corner, and costlier energy bills dropping on door mats, a scheme like this can make a huge and positive difference to families and the environment.

“This free scheme will identify changes that are not just a ‘quick fix’ for this winter, but are long term and sustainable changes that will help to boost the family purse. I would encourage as many local residents as possible to grab the opportunity to get a free energy makeover”.

The home energy efficiency visits are provided by Lambeth Council and are funded by the Mayor of London as part of the Greater London Authority’s RE:NEW energy efficiency programme.

To book your free RE:NEW visit, call Freephone 0800 652 7208. Visits are limited. So please book early to avoid disappointment.

People living outside of the Gipsy Hill ward or Brixton Low Carbon Zone areas who would like advice or help with fuel bills should contact the Energy Savings Trust Advice Centre on Freephone 0800 512 012.

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