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Private landlord advice

Energy efficiency

Sandwell council are always looking for ways to help everyone on saving energy, please have a watch of this video which shows tips on how to save energy. 

The Black Country Energy Efficiency Advice Centre provides free and impartial advice on energy saving measures around the home. Freephone 0800 512 012.

Your gas and electricity suppliers should have a service offering advice on usage for older customers.

Energywatch is the independent gas and electricity consumer watchdog. Consumers may contact them for advice and information on a range of energy supply issues, including energy efficiency. They can also offer help in resolving some complaints. For further information call: 08459 060708 (local call rates apply).

LEAP –Local Energy Advice Partnership:
LEAP is a free of charge support service offered to fuel poor and vulnerable households. It is holistic and led by Local Authorities or Housing Associations, provides a wide range of services to vulnerable residents. Eligibility is broad as possible so as many people can be reached.
Services available:
Home Energy Advisors (HEAs) provide Telephone Advice and install simple energy efficiency measures that make an immediate impact in a home. Green Homes Grant & ECO: Primary Measure – Insulation, Low Carbon Heat & Secondary Measure - Windows and doors, Heating controls and insulation. You cannot claim a Green Homes Grant voucher towards the cost of a measure which has also had funding under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). You can claim both ECO and Green Homes Grant as long as they are each for different measures - for example loft insulation and cavity wall insulation.
HEART is a free of charge support service replacing old, inefficient appliances with modern, efficient alternatives. Warmer Homes is a project that provides free gas connections and first time central heating.