Information on how to keep your house warm and save money.

Funding and energy saving

  • Energy Savings Advice Service

    Independent, expert advice on saving energy in your home.

  • Keep warm this winter

    Guidance for householders and consumers on how to prepare for winter, saving energy and money.

  • Keep Warm Keep Well

    Information for over 60s, low income families and people living with a disability.

  • Kirklees Citizen Advice Bureau

    Citizens Advice could help you save money on your energy bills. They can provide you with advice about switching energy tariffs and suppliers as well as advice about fuel debt, benefit checks and application support.

Repairs

  • Age UK HandyVan

    Service for small repairs around the house.

  • Mears Home Improvements

    Mears Home Improvements - Kirklees is funded by Kirklees Council to help assist vulnerable people to live independently in their own home. Mears also help hospital patients return home to a safer environment.

    The Handyperson Service may be free to people who meet certain eligible criteria. However, Mears can still assist people who do not meet the criteria, but a small fee for labour and materials will apply.

Improvements

  • Better Homes Kirklees

    Here to help residents across Kirklees by offering home improvements that could save you energy and money. These home improvements could include standard and hard to treat wall insulation, new boilers, replacement windows & doors, new central heating systems and renewable technologies such as solar photovoltaic (PV panels).

    • Phone 0808 163 5183 or 0113 350 2550

Keep warm, keep well in winter

Being cold isn't just uncomfortable; it can be very bad for your health.

Sitting or sleeping in a cold room is not good for you; it increases the risk of heart attacks, stroke, breathing problems and bad chests.

Top tips on keeping warm and cosy in winter
  1. Don't let the cold catch you out - check the weather forecast so you are prepared.
  2. Make sure you have tinned, dried and frozen food in the house so you can make a hot meal.
  3. Have plenty of hot drinks like tea, coffee or hot water.
  4. Make sure you have enough of your prescription medicines at home or have them delivered.
  5. Flu is much more serious than a cold.
  6. Make sure you can check the temperature in your living room and bedroom. The room where you sit should be 21C and your bedroom should be 18C.
  7. Wear a few layers of thin clothing rather than one thick layer. Socks and hats are great too as hands and feet can soon get cold.
  8. Cover yourself with a blanket or shawl if you are sitting for long periods.
  9. Tuck curtains behind radiators, this will keep the heat in the room.
  10. Keep moving if you can, this will help keep you warm.

More information

Energy performance of homes
  • Energy Performance Certificates
    All homes bought, sold or rented require an Energy Performance Certificate. They give information on how to make your home more energy efficient and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Saving energy at home

Home heating advice:


Council homes:

For further information on the work carried out to improve the energy efficiency of council homes and for advice and support on how to make your council home more efficient and comfortable:

Energy tariffs

(A tariff is the amount of money you pay per unit of fuel)

Advice on different tariffs available, how to change supplier and other useful tips to get the best deal from your energy supplier:

Utility companies
Rebates and winter payments
Utility debt support

Organisations that may be able to offer help and advice with clearing energy arrears.

Health advice
Financial help
General advice and information