Home energy saving improvements

The government and energy suppliers can offer help with insulating your home and other energy-saving improvements

Use our energy costs saving tool

Explore all your options for saving money on your fuel bills by using Shelter's Energy Costs Saving tool.

Affordable Warmth obligation

You may qualify for a new boiler, loft insulation or cavity wall insulation through energy suppliers' Affordable Warmth obligations.

The scheme is provided by energy suppliers for homeowners and private tenants who claim certain benefits.

You can apply to any energy supplier's scheme, even if you don't get your gas or electricity from them.

Council or housing association tenants aren't eligible for help under this scheme.

Contact the Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234 to check if you're eligible

Find out more from Gov.uk about the Affordable Warmth Obligation.

Feed-in tariffs

You may qualify for the feed-in tariff if you generate any of your own energy.

This means your energy provider pays you for any power you generate and allows you to sell surplus power back to the grid.

Changes to the feed-in tariff in February 2016 might mean you receive less for the energy you produce.

Find out more about the feed-in tariff from Gov.uk

Problems paying fuel bills

If you have problems with fuel bills or debt you can get face-to-face help from specialist Shelter advisers, funded by the British Gas Energy Trust, at several locations in England and Scotland. The initiative is part of a wider partnership between British Gas and Shelter to improve homes in the private rented sector, including help with the cost of energy-saving home improvements. You can also contact the Energy Saving Trust for information on similar services provided by other energy providers.

Last updated 01 Jan 2015 | © Shelter

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