Energy saving advice and top tips

For the best ways to reduce your home energy bills, check out the Energy Saving Trust's seven steps to saving energy and cutting costs.

Better Homes Harrogate

Better Homes Harrogate is our energy efficiency scheme, helping homeowners and private tenants live in warmer, healthier homes and reducing the cost of fuel bills. Find out more about the latest grants and offers on new boilers and insulation by visiting

Council housing and housing associations

If you live in a home owned by us you can find more information about how we plan to improve energy efficiency in council homes:

Decent homes programme enquiries

If you live in a home rented from a housing association you should ask about their plans to improve the energy efficiency of your home.

Play online: Eco-way House

Are you a green guru? Visit your new virtual home and see if you can find the best ways to save money, reduce waste and cut emissions.

Renewable energy at home

You can use the government's feed in tariff and renewable heat incentive schemes to earn money from generating renewable energy at home.

Home Energy Conservation Act

By law, we have to publish a report which shows how we intend to tackle home energy conservation in the coming years.

Energy Company Obligation - flexible eligibility Statement of Intent

This Statement of Intent lists the criteria we will use to identify households who may be able to receive assistance under the flexible eligibility part of the Energy Company Obligation.

Statement of Intent

Smart Meters

Smart meters are the new generation of gas and electricity meters which will replace the traditional meters in our homes. Every home in England, Scotland and Wales will be offered a smart meter by their energy supplier, at no extra cost, between now and 2020. Your supplier will be in touch to arrange an appointment when they are ready to install yours.

Smart meters will enable you to see exactly how much energy you're using as you use it, and what it is costing in pounds and pence. They take regular readings and share these directly with your energy supplier through a secure wireless network, putting an end to estimated bills and manual meter readings.

Smart Energy GB is the voice of the smart meter roll out.

For more information about smart meters and how they can help you visit

Page last updated 02/07/2018