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Blog: Save energy this winter

As the price of energy continues to fluctuate, we all face concerns about energy bills this winter. We’d like to provide as much support as possible to reduce energy consumption and help to save money.

Energy saving activities to try

Generating renewable energy – It’s possible to generate own heat or electricity from renewable sources. Doing this will save households money and will reduce the reliance on fossil fuels.

Heating your home – Having an efficient heating system in your home will help reduce your fuel bills as most households spend half their fuel bills on heating and hot water.

Reducing home heat loss – Install insulation to reduce heat loss and lower your energy bills.

Turn heating down by one degree which will also help with your energy bill by saving approximately 10%

Increasing your layers are a first port of call rather than reaching for the thermostat.

Programme heating to go on and off at varying points throughout the day, rather than keeping it on consistently.

For more tips visit: Tips to save money on your energy bills this winter (

Support available

A few things that Surrey County Council can do to support you is funding home retrofit measures. One example of this is free funding to heat your home, how this works is if your home is not primarily heated by mains gas, you might benefit from a grant of up to £25,000. This is available for families with a household income of less than £31,000. The grant can be used to fund heating and insulation measures. For more information including full eligibility, visit the Action Surrey website.

In terms of financial and health support, Surrey County Council understands that there are a lot of people in Surrey that are having many challenging situations, which is why there is a health and welfare support pageyou can use.

There is also an Energy Advice Toolavailable for people in Surrey that will offer information and advice as well as a Local energy advice demonstrator project which you can learn more about here.

We know that this time of year it can be difficult to save energy, but we hope these tips and the offer of support make it possible to reduce energy use and lower energy bills.

Posted on 15th January 2024

by Surrey County Council Greener Future Team