Switching event to help residents save money on energy bills

wish warmer homes somersetA switching event in Wincanton on 1 March will help show how residents can save money on their energy bills with the help of the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE).

The Warmer Improved Somerset Homes (WISH) event is part of a project organised by the CSE who have helped people in Somerset tackle their energy issues since 2006.

South Somerset District Council’s Environmental Health team will be at the event to offer advice on the work they do with the Home Aid service, grants available in relation to home improvement, energy advice, damp and mould and also housing condition issues.

Representatives from Wessex Water will also be there to offer advice and solutions on reducing your water bill with special gadgets that will help you save money.

The event is being held at The Balsam Centre, Wincanton, BA9 9HB on Tuesday 1 March 2016 between 12.30pm and 3.30pm.

Councillor Carol Goodall, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Health said, “Switching fuel supplier can save an average household £240 a year on energy bills and is easy to do, if you know how. Experts from the Centre for Sustainable Energy will be on hand at this event to show you how.

“Our Environmental Health team can also offer you advice on making sure your home is energy efficient and can tell you if you are eligible for a grant to help improve your home or whether our Home Aid service can help you. Come along to this free event and see if you can save yourself money on your energy bills”.

Lisa Evans, Project Manager at the Centre for Sustainable Energy added, “Too many of us are paying over the odds for the fuel and water that we use in our homes – it is definitely worth shopping around to get a cheaper deal, we can even make savings just by changing the way that we pay for it!

“If you have never switched fuel supplier and or have any questions at all, come along on the day and see how you go about it”.