Energy advice

Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL)

We are working with local authorities in Lancashire to help households access funding for energy-related improvements to their homes.

If your property is suitable you may be able to have a number of energy efficiency improvements installed in your home for free including loft insulation and cavity wall insulation.

Visit the insulation and boiler grants page to find out how to apply.

Energy company obligation (ECO)

Launched in January 2013, the energy company obligation is a government regulation that requires the largest UK energy suppliers to work towards cutting the UK's carbon footprint and fund efforts to reduce fuel bills in domestic customers’ homes.

More information on schemes that are available to help you understand the energy saving

The warm home discount scheme

For winter 2017 to 2018 you could get a £140 discount on your electricity bill through the warm home discount scheme.

The discount won’t affect your cold weather payment or winter fuel payment.

Visit the Warm Home Discount website for more information

Domestic renewable heat incentive (RHI)

The domestic renewable heat incentive (Domestic RHI) is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat.

Switching to heating systems that use naturally replenished energy can help the UK reduce its carbon emissions.

You may qualify for money towards renewable heating costs in your home. 
Types of heating you can claim for:

  • Biomass boilers
  • Solar water heating
  • Certain heat pumps

Payments are made for 7 years and are based on the amount of renewable heat made by your heating system.

Visit Ofgem’s Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme pages for more information.

Estimated yearly savings from energy saving improvements

  • Loft insulation you could save you up to £180 per year
  • Cavity wall insulation up to £140 per year
  • Insulating solid walls (internally or externally) or hard to treat cavities you could save as much as £500 per year
  • Replacing an old boiler with a new energy efficient one up to £310 per year

Are you on the best energy tariff?

If you missed out on the collective energy switch in Blackpool and the opportunity to save money on your energy bills don’t worry as there are other opportunities available to you.

The Go Energy Shopping website gives advice on finding the best deal on gas and electricity and Ofgem accredited price comparison sites.

Keeping warm and well

Visit the housing section on this website for more tips on keeping warm.

Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 (HECA) - Blackpool report

Read about our ambitions and priorities to relieve fuel poverty and improve the energy efficiency in our residential accommodation in Blackpool Council's HECA report.

CHiL Statement of Intent [PDF 412 KB]