Energy Advice visits

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Dealing with energy companies and bills can sometimes be tricky.  For our customers, we offer a personal 121 service with our trained and friendly energy advisor Nick Charnock.

Nick has already helped hundreds of people save money, so book in your energy advice visit & receive a free *LED energy saving light bulb and start paying less for your gas, electric and water bills.

To book your visit, contact us by email on keepwarmforless@boltonathome.org.uk or ring Nick direct on 07789937525 or if you prefer, ring our call centre and ask for Nick our energy guy!

At your 121 visit, Nick can help with thing like:

  • Looking for the best tariffs and deals to save you money on your bills
  • Helping  move you off a pre-payment meter which can save up to £600 per year
  • Applying for your £140 Warm Home Discount
  • Showing you how to lower your energy bills
  • Explaining how to use your central heating system
  • Helping with any debt or billing issue

*Free LED bulbs, 1 per household subject to availability

 

Lower your bills in a few easy steps

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Energy and water bills can be expensive, but there are a few things you can do to keep your costs as low as possible.

  • Shopping around for a better deal.  Even if you have a prepayment meter, switching  energy suppliers can save hundreds of pounds off your bills.
  • Heating controls.  70% of your bill is from heating your home and water, so using your equipment efficiently can reduce your bills.
  • Pay by direct debit.  This can save you between £70 to £150 per year.
  • Use less energyIt sounds obvious, but the less energy you use the lower your bills will be.
  • Prepayment meters Paying for gas and electric via a prepayment meter is more expensive than a credit meter.  You can swap your meter and make savings of up to £600 per year.
  • Apply for your Warm Home Discount. This is worth up to £140 per year.
  • Water.  If you have a small family or live on your own, then a water meter may be right for you.

Contact us

If you'd like information on how to save money on your gas, electric or water bills, or want a 121 energy visit, please contact us on 01204 328000 or email keepwarmforless@boltonathome.org.uk so we can assist you.

Or you can ring our energy advisor Nick Charnock direct on 07789937525

I saved over £380 on my energy advice visit

Money uk coins Mrs Harrison recently had an energy advice visit with our advisor Nick, and saved £383.53 on her energy bill.

“I was a little unsure about how to find a better deal and was a bit nervous.  I booked my energy advice visit and Nick was great and really helpful.  He showed me how to switch to a better deal, plus he got me my Warm Home Discount, so I actually saved just over £380  Its a really great service and Nick was super friendly and helped me save so much money. Thank you"

Lighting your home

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Using energy saving light bulbs or LED lighting can make a huge difference to your energy bills.  They may cost a little more to buy, but they will save you a lot of money in the long run.

An average home of 10 traditional bulbs would cost £193.70 in electricity

The same home with 10 low energy florescent light bulbs would cost £42 in electricity

If you swapped those for newer LED lighting it would cost £28 in electricity

Changing your bulbs could save you over £150 per year in lighting alone!