Friday, 15 March 2013

Energy saving open house in Twerton

Energy saving open house.
Visitors who drop in can see advisors demonstrate how to take meter readings, set central heating controls, explain practical measures to address condensation and damp, and show how making small changes in the home can result in savings on fuel bills. Each visitor can take home information leaflets and a free thermometer card and magnet. The first 100 visitors get a free Winter Warmth pack!
56 The Hollow, Twerton, Bath BA2 1LZ (map)
12 March-14 April
Tuesday (late night opening): 3-7
Wednesday-Saturday: 10-2pm
The Open House is part of the Winter Warmth Club project that we're delivering with Bath & North East Somerset's Housing Services department.
In partnership with West of England Care and Repair, British Red Cross, Age UK and Curo, the area's major social housing provider, we're offering a variety of help and advice, particularly aimed at older people. By calling CSE's Home Energy Team on 0800 082 2234, people in the area could access: 
  • Discounted heating repairs and improvements - using trusted contractors to repair heating and hot water systems
  • Supplying oil-filled radiators if heating can’t be reinstated quickly
  • A referral to get funding for energy efficiency improvements like loft insulation
  • Winter safety checks
  • Draught proofing – doors, windows, chimneys, loft hatches, etc.
  • Loft clearance in preparation for insulation
  • Path clearance
  • Hot water tank or pipe lagging
  • A personal visit from Red Cross staff or volunteers
  • Advice on benefits, grants and services that can help
  • Advice on fire hazards from Avon Fire and Rescue
  • A free Healthy Homes pack, containing essentials for winter weather and power cuts
This scheme is funded by the Department of Health. More information on the council website here.