Council launches app to help homes save on energy bills

Homes in Hertfordshire are predicted to save an estimated £70 a year with the new digital tool

Big Zero Report 2022

Thousands of households in Hertfordshire have been offered the chance to reduce the amount of money they pay for their energy bills by using an app.

Dacorum Borough Council has partnered with the Energy Saving Trust to create the online tool that is designed to recommend easy steps for energy and carbon savings.

The users are able to use the app and make virtual tours around their homes – then they receive a report with potential energy and money savings.

The average saving from using the so-called HEAT app is forecast to be £70 a year.

It is estimated that nearly 30% of the borough’s greenhouse gas emissions come from its homes.

Councillor Andrew Williams, Leader of the Council, said: “With the effects of climate change starting to take effect, coupled with this winter’s energy crisis, this app is an ideal way for the council to support our residents not only to reduce their energy use and take steps to reduce their carbon footprint but to save money as well.”

Inga Jirgensone, Group Head of Business Development at Energy Saving Trust, said: “Councils across the UK have a great opportunity to engage and support residents on their energy-saving and sustainability journeys by making this energy advice app available to over a million people in Hertfordshire.”

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