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Advice

Start saving on your energy bills today with advice on reducing energy use, keeping warm at home, making energy efficiency upgrades, installing renewable energy systems and more.

You can also use our Homewise tool to create a tailored plan with recommendations for your home.

For more information, give our advice team a call on 0808 175 9345.

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  • Replacing your heating

    With over half of your energy bills spent on heating and hot water, it’s important to have an efficient heating system you can control easily. Explore the options for replacing your heating system here.

  • Finding an installer

    Are you looking to upgrade your insulation, install solar panels or swap out your old heating system? Here’s everything you need to know about finding the right installer for the job.

  • Keeping the heat in

    Installing insulation is one of the best ways to keep the heat in your home and the cold out – helping you to save money on your energy bills and make your home cosier over the winter months.

  • Grants and funding

    Whether you’re looking for help to pay your energy bills or make energy efficiency home improvements, there’s a wide range of financial support available to households in the North East.

    Find out more about these schemes, including eligibility and how to apply. If you need any more detailed advice on the support available to you, give us a call for free on 0808 175 9345. 

  • Solar energy

    Solar panels are becoming increasingly popular in the UK, allowing you to generate your own renewable electricity and heat from the sun. Find out whether solar panels could work for you. 

  • Tackling condensation and damp

    There are many ways unwanted moisture can get into your home and cause damp. Find out how to manage condensation and damp to prevent mould, including what to do if you rent your home.

  • Use less energy

    One of the most effective ways to reduce your energy bill is to use less energy. Follow our quick and simple ways to reduce how much energy you use at home and start saving on your bills today. 

  • Understand your energy bill

    It’s more important than ever to check that your energy bills are accurate, not only to stay informed and in control of how much energy you’re using, but also to ensure you’re not paying too much.

  • Tariff switching and smart meters

    Our advice can help you understand energy tariffs, when to switch suppliers, what to do if your energy provider goes bust, as well as the many benefits of smart meters.

  • Stay in control of your heating

    Using the right heating controls can help keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Check out our advice on how to use your controls efficiently, helping you save money on your heating bills.

  • Draught-proofing

    Draught-proofing your home is one of the easiest and most effective ways to save energy, whether you live in a top floor flat or a terraced house.

  • Use less water

    Did you know that your water use contributes to your energy bills? Find out how to save water at home, helping to lower your water bill if you’re on a meter and cut your energy use.