Cumbrians will see their gas and electricity bills soar with the recent rises in gas prices.
Charity Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) can help households cut their bills with their free Cold to Cosy Homes Cumbria service.
Their friendly team of experienced energy saving experts can help householders reduce the amount of gas and electricity they use and keep their homes warm and comfortable.
This service is expected to be in high demand this winter as more and more residents find themselves struggling to cope with higher energy prices.
Gareth Field, who manages the Cold to Cosy Homes Cumbria service, said: “Unfortunately, people’s energy bills are going to rise. It’s a result of a double whammy of an increase in the price cap, which is the maximum amount an energy company can charge, and the hike in gas prices. This will put up the cost of both the gas and electricity you use at home.
“This couldn’t come at a worse time for households. Furlough is ending at the end of this month and so is the £20 increase to universal credit in early October. All of this is happening when it’s turning colder and darker so we’re all likely to be using our heating and electricity more.”
Everyone can get free advice over the phone and many people will be eligible for even greater support.
Gareth added: “For households that are eligible, we can arrange home visits or advice telephone call from one of our friendly, trained advisers who will spot ways to help you save energy and keep heat inside your home. We can also provide draughtproofing by a professional installer and energy-saving equipment. All of this is completely free of charge, and we can also refer you on to other grants and support that you may be entitled to.
“If you are worried that you might not be eligible, give us a call and we’ll make sure because you’d be surprised how many people are entitled to support without even knowing it.”
CAfS has been helping Cumbrians to save energy in their homes for more than 20 years. They deliver the Cold to Cosy Homes Cumbria service in partnership with Cumbria’s councils, funded by the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme.
The service has already helped over a thousand households across Cumbria stay warm and save money with savvy advice, practical help and industry knowledge. The team are eager to hear from even more people who feel they could benefit from some friendly guidance.
To get your free advice session or to check if you’re eligible for more support, call visit cosyhomes.org.uk or call Cold to Cosy Homes Cumbria team directly on 01768 216500.