Saving energy in your home

We also offer advice and information on renewable technologies, choosing more energy efficient appliances and changing behaviour to reduce energy bills. For more information visit Cosy Homes in Lancashire.

Free home energy check

With just a few questions and about 30 minutes of your time you can find out what energy efficiency improvements you can make to your home.

You can save money every year by using more energy efficient appliances, insulating your home adequately and having a modern, well controlled heating system.

Call us on 01772 906355 to check what you can do to save energy and money.

Alternatively visit Cosy Homes in Lancashire or contact the CHiL Hub 0n 01772 281180.

For more information about energy saving in the home visit the Energy Saving Trust.

Free cavity wall and loft insulation

If your property is suitable you may be able to have a number of energy efficiency improvements installed in your home for free (subject to survey) including loft insulation and cavity wall insulation. Boiler replacements are also included on this scheme (subject to eligibility).

Our scheme is called Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL) and is backed by all the Lancashire local authorities and we have funding available for owner-occupiers and private tenants to install a number of measures.

For more information about the scheme, including eligibility, visit Cosy Homes in Lancashire - Eco Flex Funding.

Please Note: All CHiL contractors will be wearing Identification cards which shows their photograph and their unique ID number which can be verified on the CHiL website. If they do not have this card they are not working on our scheme so do not let them into your property.

How to apply

 To apply complete our Energy efficiency enquiry form

Your details will then be passed to the CHiL Hub and a member of the team will organise a survey of your property. You will be advised in advance of the person who will be visiting your property so please always ask for identification before allowing anyone into your home.

Fill out an Energy efficiency enquiry form

Help with your heating

Funding is available to install 'first time' central heating systems through the Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL) scheme. The level of funding is dependant on survey and the funding streams available at the time of application. 

The scheme is open to both owner-occupiers and private tenants and is available to households in receipt of certain benefits or those on a low income with a vulnerability.

For more information about the scheme, including eligibility, visit Cosy Homes in Lancashire - Eco Flex Funding.

How to apply

For an enquiry pack please contact us on 01772 906765 or 01772 906355 or contact the Cosy Homes in Lancashire Hub on 01772 281180.

Alternatively you can request an enquiry form through Cosy Homes in Lancashire - register your details 

Boiler and gas fire service

You may have a boiler and/or a gas fire service carried out free of charge (subject to the availability of funding) If you are a homeowner and you or someone in your household falls into one of the following groups:

  • aged 65 years and over
  • has a long term health condition or a disability
  • has young children (under school age) permanently living at the property

If you do not qualify or funding is unavailable we can provide a boiler or gas fire service for £59 plus VAT.

How to apply

If you are interested then please complete the Energy efficiency enquiry form., contact the Private Sector Housing Team on 01772 906575 or the Cosy Homes in Lancashire Hub on 01772 281180.

Saliis Limited is the contractor working on this scheme. They will contact you directly to make an appointment soon after receiving the referral from us.

Fill out an Energy efficiency enquiry form

Funding for boiler replacements 

To qualify for a new boiler someone in your household must receive a qualifying benefit or be on a low income with a vulnerability. The level of funding is dependant on survey results and funding streams and is available for both owner-occupiers and private tenants.

For more information about the scheme, including eligibility, visit Cosy Homes in Lancashire - Eco Flex Funding.

Other energy efficiency improvements are also available, many free of charge including cavity wall and loft insulation.

How to apply

You can apply via the CHiL website or alternatively you can complete the Energy efficiency enquiry form. or contact the Private Sector Housing Team on 01772  906575.

Fill out an Energy efficiency enquiry form

Boiler efficiency database

Information relating to boiler efficiency including the Seasonal Efficiency of Domestic Boilers in the UK (SEDBUK) ratings is available on the Boiler Efficiency Database website.

Heating and hot water (central heating)

The Heating and Hot Water Industry Council website will help you get the best from your central heating system. It offers advice on what to do when it goes wrong and provides you with contact details of manufacturers of boilers and other components, as well as installers in your area. They can provide you with sound advice and a professional service when you need it.

Renewable energy

Renewable energy comes from sources which will not run out, for example the wind or the sun. It is clean energy which does not produce harmful greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide which contribute to climate change.

There is a variety of different renewable technologies available to homeowners. However, if you are considering installing a system you should be aware that depending on your house location some systems may not be suitable.

It is also important to ensure your home is very well insulated before considering these technologies.

Types of renewable energy

  • Wind energy
  • Solar hot water heating (also called solar thermal)
  • Solar electricity (Photovoltaic Panels)
  • Ground or air source heat pumps
  • Biomass and biofuels
  • Hydro

Get paid to generate renewable energy

  • Feed-in Tariffs (FITs)
  • Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) 

For further information about possible grants and funding please visit the Cosy Homes in Lancashire website.