Energy at home

Energy efficiency is about making sure the energy that goes into heating, lighting and providing power in your home is not wasted.

Further information

Our Home Energy Office has been set up to tackle the issues around fuel poverty and affordable warmth. We provide advice and assistance to private sector households wishing to implement energy efficient measures into their homes.

How can we help?

  • General advice on energy efficiency and referral to grant-aided schemes for free insulation and heating measures where applicable.
  • Cost illustrations and comparisons - we use a schedule of rates to ensure accurate and competitive quotations can be obtained for works.
  • Gas Safe registered contractors - all of  our heating contractors are Gas Safe registered and provide good customer care and after-sales support.
  • Supervision of works - we can offer a full specification and contract administration of any works you may wish to carry out.

What energy efficiency schemes are currently available?

Energy Sense

This scheme offers householders a free home visit to provide an energy audit of your property, together with advice, recommendations on measures and product availability.

For more information or to request a survey please use the contact details at the bottom of this page to contact the Home Energy Office.

Health Through Warmth scheme (HTW)

Npower's HTW scheme offers help to people in England and Wales who have long-term illnesses and are finding it hard to fund heating and insulation measures in their homes. This could be due to low income, little or no savings (assessed). Clients don't have to be or become an npower customer, to receive help.

HTW will check to make sure the person is eligible, so they'll have to fill in some forms about their income, expenditure and other details.

HTW can help with the following:

  • Cavity wall and loft insulation
  • Boiler repairs and replacement (if broken)
  • Heating systems or appliances 
  • Energy efficiency advice
  • Access to funding

For more information about the HTW scheme please select the quick link above.

Help to Heat

Help to Heat is a requirement placed upon energy companies to help improve domestic energy performance of the homes of the vulnerable. We can provide householders with assistance and support to access funding through this programme for heating and insulation measures.

Find out more about Help to Heat.

Energy Vision

This scheme provides interest-free loans to help householders pay for energy efficient improvements organised and managed through our Home Energy Office. Contact the energy office for more information

Landlord Energy Efficiency Fund (LEEF)

This support is designed to help vulnerable tenants keep their energy bills as low as possible by providing them with access to affordable warmth.

The sort of upgrade measures that could attract support funding include:

Loft insulation top-up, cavity wall insulation, provision of replacement 'A' rated gas condensing heating boilers, upgrade to heating controls, draught proofing to external windows and doors.

For more information on this initiative please use the contact methods at the bottom of this page to get in touch.

Ready to switch

Our home energy team has been busy promoting its collective switching scheme. This is designed to help people save money on their gas and electricity bills, using collective buying power to force down prices for fuel. This scheme is open to everyone including people with pre-paid meters, those on dual fuel tariffs and those with electric meters only.

You can call the Home Energy Office on 0116 454 3784 for further information or visit the Ready to switch website which is linked at the top of this page.

Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA)

The purpose of this act report is to identify and outline measures which will deliver significant improvements in the energy efficiency of all residential accommodation in Leicester. The reports can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.