Saving energy in your home

You can reduce your household bills by saving energy and making your home more energy efficient.

Buckinghamshire Council offers some advice for saving energy and tackling climate change at home.

Advice on reducing your energy bills is also available from:

Improving the energy efficiency of your home

If you rent through a private rental agreement or own your own home and want to improve the energy efficiency of your home, you can request a visit from an officer through our Energy Doctor scheme.

Energy Doctors can:

  • provide advice on reducing energy consumption and costs in your home
  • put in place suitable measures to improve efficiency (called low-cost easy retrofit resource efficiency measures)

Find out more about the Energy Doctor scheme.

Keeping your home free from damp and mould

Whilst you may be tempted to turn off your heating in order to save on your bills, a combination of heating and effective ventilation is essential to reducing damp and mould in your home. This will also help reduce the risk of respiratory infections caused by damp and mouldy conditions.

For advice on ventilation, reducing condensation and preventing damp and mould, see Keeping your home free from damp and mould.

Better Housing, Better Health

Better Housing, Better Health (previously called the Affordable Warmth Helpline) helps Buckinghamshire residents keep warm and well at home and improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

For self-referrals visit the Better Housing, Better Health website or call 0800 107 0044.