Energy Advice

When fuel bills are difficult to afford, then one option might be to take action to reduce the amount of energy you use. Here are some organisations and information that can advise you how to be more energy efficient without cutting back too much.

Home Energy Scotland - 0808 808 2282

Funded by the Scottish Government, Home Energy Scotland offers free and impartial energy efficiency advice to householders, community groups, businesses and the public sector across Scotland. Advisors can direct you to grants and other support that you might be eligible for and can provide advice on being energy efficient.

Local Authorities

Many local authorities provide home energy advice services, even if you are not a council tenant. Contact your local council for details – use the link below or their phone number and address will be in the phone directory.


Solid Fuel Association - 01773 835400

If you use solid fuel, there are some simple improvements you can make which could cut your heating costs. Contact the Solid Fuel Association for tips on saving energy and advice on open fires and central heating systems.

Website – 01773 835400

Handy Hints

Here are some handy energy saving tips you can use in your home.


npower’s Macmillan Fund People having cancer treatment are often at home more and may need to turn their heating up, leading to higher energy bills, while income may be reduced. npower is working in partnership with Macmillan to help people living with cancer keep warm without the worry.  Contact npower’s Macmillan Fund on 0808 808 00 00, Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm.