Worried about staying warm this winter?

Are you worried about staying warm this winter? Do you need financial help? Well, a new service is urging householders to call for advice. The Home Heat Helpline provides independent […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Are you worried about staying warm this winter? Do you need financial help? Well, a new service is urging householders to call for advice.

The Home Heat Helpline provides independent help to people and families on low incomes about managing their energy bills, which includes grants for insulation, rebates and new boilers.

Karen Roe, a spokesperson at the Helpline said: “With the temperature expected to drop this Friday we want anybody who is worried about staying warm and paying their energy bills to give us a call. They just need to pick up the phone and call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 33 66 99.

“It’s free to call and you can also ring on behalf of friends, family and neighbours. So if you or someone you know is elderly, on low income or just struggling to pay their bills, please give the Home Heat Helpline a call today for advice.”

The Helpline is also urging householders to help themselves by taking simple steps. This includes switching the lights off when they’re not being used, replacing normal light bulbs with energy efficient ones and regularly defrosting freezers to make sure it is operating at full efficiency.