Protect Yourself from High Bills
We are all facing higher bills this winter with increases in energy costs and the failure of many energy providers. Before the pandemic, a quarter of households, over 600,000 in number, were struggling with their energy costs but Energy Action Scotland estimate that is set to rise by over 100,000 households as the universal credit uplift is removed, furlough has ended, and people remain at home, increasing the number of fuel poor households in Scotland to as high as one in three for the foreseeable future. Cold, damp homes can undermine our health and wellbeing of people and put additional pressure on the already struggling NHS. Fuel poverty is estimated to cost NHS Scotland over £100million annually. You are not alone. To protect our health and wellbeing and make our energy bills more affordable we need to stay warm while saving energy where we can.
Below are some useful tips on saving energy and reducing costs at home.