Change Works in Argyll is offering householders the opportunity to have a free home energy audit, which could lead to savings on your heating and electricity bills.

The project is offering free Energy Performance Certificates (EPC), worth up to £150, as part of the audits. EPCs rate the energy efficiency of the property, what the energy-efficiency rating could be if improvements are made to a home, and highlight cost-effective ways to achieve a better rating including installing insulation, changing to a renewables based heating system or switching to more energy-efficient light bulbs.

Donna Marshall, Change Works in Argyll Project Manager, said:

“An energy performance certificate is a great indicator of where energy improvements can be made within your home to reduce heating and electricity bills. Investing in the energy efficiency of your property results in less carbon emissions and can greatly improve the comfort and warmth of your home.

“Change Works in Argyll can help householders decide whether they should invest in their property’s energy efficiency. Our team can give impartial advice and also help plan any home improvements, identify a reputable installer, source funding (where applicable) and provide quality assurance checks on work carried out, making the process as simple as possible.”

Working in partnership with Home Energy Scotland, the free impartial energy efficiency advice service from the Scottish Government, the team can help households access specialist, tailored support to cut energy use, reduce energy and gas bills and access advice on grants and loans for home energy improvements.

Change Works in Argyll helps homeowners, private landlords, businesses and community groups to improve the energy efficiency of their properties, while helping them save on energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint. The project is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by environmental charity Changeworks, in partnership with Argyll and Bute Council and Home Energy Scotland.

You can find out more about this offer by calling Home Energy Scotland free on 0808 808 2282, quoting Change Works in Argyll. You can also email the Argyll team.