17th Oct, 2017

Council launches free heating helpline

Andy Morris 11th Oct, 2017

FREE advice on how to stay warm and save money this winter is available via a new Rugby Borough Council helpline.

The Warmer Rugby project, a partnership with the charity Severn Wye Energy Agency, has been launched to support households who struggle with cold homes or who find it difficult to pay their energy bills.

Council communities and homes spokeswoman Coun Emma Crane said: “With autumn setting in and the nights getting longer, now is the time to make sure you will be able to keep warm and well this winter.

“By following some straightforward tips it is possible to keep warm and reduce your bills, and some householders may be eligible for grants or heating upgrades.

“I’m very much hoping that the Warmer Rugby project will help residents keep warm, stay healthy and save money.”

Caroline Harmon, project manager for Severn Wye Energy Advice, added: “Small changes to how we heat and use our homes can improve energy efficiency, keeping the temperature up and costs down.

“Other residents will find that they will save money by switching energy supplier or applying for a Warm Home discount.

“Our friendly advisors can help residents explore all of their options and help take the first steps towards a warmer home.”

Call the helpline on 0800 500 3076 (open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday).

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