Home Energy Scotland Press Release

Home Energy Scotland Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

Home Energy Scotland open and working hard to support householders

Home heating and energy use will be affected by people staying home to avoid picking up coronavirus – free, impartial advice from friendly advisors who are determined to help

Householders in Scotland could face higher energy bills as a result of Lockdown, especially if required to work from home using IT equipment. The Scottish Government’s Home Energy Scotland advice service can support people whose home heating and energy use is affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Determined to help, the free and impartial energy advice service is open as usual, with telephone advisors working safely from home to help householders worried about their energy bills or struggling to stay warm at home.

Advisors can help with any questions people may have around staying warm and saving energy whilst self-isolating, working from home, or getting to grips with home-schooling duties. The team has the latest information from energy suppliers who have agreed emergency measures to make sure vulnerable people and those with prepayment meters do not get cut off during the coronavirus outbreak. Advisors can also help with practical advice and energy saving tips to help ease pressure on household finances.

Robbie Dalrymple, Home Energy Scotland Advice Centre Manager said:

“Many of us will be spending more time at home over the next few weeks and maybe months – and while your top priority will be keeping yourself and your family safe, you might be worried about the effect this will have on your energy bills.

“Home Energy Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government and here to help. Our service is free and impartial, and we are committed to keeping people across Scotland warm and in control of their energy use and spend.

“If you are, or someone you know is worried about energy bills, contact a friendly advisor free on 0808 808 2282, Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm and Saturday 9am – 5pm.”

For the latest information from Home Energy Scotland and top tips for saving energy, visit www.homeenergyscotland.org.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For further information contact:

Alan Crawford Local Partnership Officer

Mobile: 07589 939806

Email: alan.crawford@sc.homeenergyscotland.org

Home Energy Scotland

Home Energy Scotland, funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Energy Saving Trust, provides free and impartial advice to help people across Scotland reduce their energy bills and make their homes warmer and more affordable to heat.

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