Save money and keep your home warm this winter

Warm Homes Project Officer Sam Bosson on a home visit
Warm Homes Project Officer Sam Bosson on a home visit
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Residents can prepare for the colder weather and save money thanks to a new scheme to keep their homes warm in the winter.

The independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) has launched the Warm Homes Peterborough project offering a free energy advice service to households in certain neighbourhoods across the city. The scheme has been funded by the ScottishPower Energy People Trust.

Through a home visit, PECT’s trained and impartial staff can advise on energy tariffs, available grant funding and positive behavioural measures.

Residents who take part will also receive a free energy pack containing items to help them save energy and money.

This free community-based project aims to help city residents save money and improve the energy efficiency of their homes, whilst also lowering the carbon footprint of local communities and conserving limited natural resources.

Residents in the Peterborough wards of Paston, Ravensthorpe, Orton Longueville, Orton Goldhay,Orton Malborne and Westwood are entitled to the service, whether or not they own their home.

Project officer Sam Bosson urged people living in the areas to sign up for the scheme.

He said: “The average UK household is now spending around £321 more annually on household energy than they did in 2010.

“In addition to helping improve the energy efficiency of households, we provide advice that could potentially save residents hundreds of pounds a year.”

To book your free home visit, or to find out more information about the project please call Sam on 01733 866440 or email sam.bosson@pect.org.uk.

Further details about the scheme are also available by visiting www.pect.org.uk/warmhomes.