The Big Wealden Switch
Wealden District Council has partnered up with iChoosr to help residents save money on their energy bills.
The Council provides information and advice on keeping your home warm, saving money, finding help with your fuel bills and helping the environment.
Keeping your home warm is important for your health. A well heated home should be between 19 and 22 degrees Celsius (67 to 72 Fahrenheit).
Every time you buy sell or rent a property an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required. It will rate your home from A-G (A being the most efficient) and will give you a typical energy cost for your home. It will also provide information on how you can improve the energy efficiency of your home. You can search for your home’s EPC by visiting the EPC register and searching by postcode.
View more information on energy efficiency on our home energy efficiency pages.
The East Sussex Warm Home Check Service
East Sussex County Council provides a free Warm Home Check Service for people who own or privately rent their property and are on certain qualifying benefits. If you are on a low income and are either: an older person, a family with children, a disabled person or someone with an on going health condition (or if anyone in your household is), then you may qualify for this service.
The Warm Home Check includes:
- A full assessment of your home and how best to keep it warm
- Small preventative works, such as improving insulation or repairing boilers
- Emergency temporary heating
- Advice on getting help with the cost of heating your home
To apply for a free Warm Home Check
Apply on line Warm Home Check
Text WARM to 81400
Call Citizens Advice Adviceline on 03444 111 444.
Through any Citizens Advice office.
In partnership with other East Sussex Borough and District Councils Wealden has signed up to a Statement of Intent on the use of Eco Funding. This means you will be able to apply for additional help from energy companies, after you have had a warm home check.
Wealden District Council has also signed its own flexible Eligibility Statement of Intent which means you may be able to apply from energy companies working in partnership with Wealden District Council.