Energy partnership aims to help keep Lancashire bills down

Warmth initiative group, Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL) , have teamed up with Energy Angels, a specialist energy services provider, as part of a partnership aimed to help abolish Lancashire fuel poverty and high energy bills.

A referral service between CHiL and Energy Angels means that support and help for residents across the county will now include free and subsidised insulation and boiler replacement grants for qualifying households and energy supplier switching services – saving an average of £186 per household annually.

Christine Smith of Cosy Homes in Lancashire said, “It’s important that we help people not only with grants and funding towards their energy bills but to keep them down for the foreseeable future. Lancashire has high fuel poverty rates so it’s very important that we help in providing a more long term solution in keeping their tariff rates and energy bills down.”

According to a report by Ofgem, 70% of consumers remain on standard variable tariff in which they could be being charged more.

CHiL and Energy Angels are urging local residents to review their bills ahead of the winter price rises which could see standard tariffs rise considerably.

Leigh Fairbrother, Sales and Marketing Director at Energy Angels explains: “Energy Angels are delighted to be working with the CHiL project for the benefit of residents across Lancashire. Reducing gas and electricity bills is at the heart of what we do and our Ofgem accredited price comparison and energy switching services will now be part of a multifaceted approach to achieving affordable warmth in the region.

“One of the many advantages of switching is that it takes only minutes to do and the benefits can be felt within a few weeks, either by reducing your direct debit payment, or by making your top-ups last longer. We’re looking forward to reporting back on the scale of savings residents are achieving as the project gathers pace through the colder months.”

If you live in Lancashire and want to find out more about how CHiL can help you, use the Energy Angels bill comparison tool or visit our website today at www.chil.uk.com

About Cosy Homes in Lancashire

Cosy Homes in Lancashire  – is a countywide energy efficiency and affordable warmth initiative and is designed to help households get the most from the Government’s  Energy Company Obligation Scheme and other funding sources. It is a partnership between every Council in the County.

The CHiL scheme is an initiative designed to tackle fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions. To date, the scheme and combined funding have helped over 3000 qualifying homes throughout the county.