McMillan encourages constituents to make their homes warmer before winter

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde is encouraging his constituents to consider how they can have a warmer winter, thanks to Scottish Government funding.

Warmer Homes Scotland, funded by the Scottish Government, provides energy-saving home improvements including wall and loft insulation, central heating, draft proofing, and home renewables systems.

Most people who get help through Warmer Homes Scotland receive around £4,000 worth of improvements and they can save an average of £300 a year on their heating bills as a result.

Home Energy Scotland can check if you’re eligible for support from Warmer Homes Scotland, and get everything set up for you. They also provide free impartial advice on making your home easier to heat.

Commenting, Stuart said:

“I’m encouraging my constituents to contact Home Energy Scotland to check whether they’re eligible for support from Warmer Homes Scotland.

“The Scottish Government has set aside funding for this scheme to help people save money and reduce their carbon footprint all while making their home warmer and more comfortable.

“Since Warmer Homes Scotland was launched in September 2015, over 15,000 households have benefitted from heating and insulation measures installed, and their homes are on average 20% more energy efficient as a result.

“On top of this, Home Energy Scotland can explore special discounts and tariffs that your energy supplier may offer, and can help you get a benefits and tax credit check so you’re not missing out on additional income that you are entitled to.

“We all know too well how wet and cold Inverclyde can be in winter, so I’d encourage people who think they may be eligible to explore their options now well in advance of the cold weather.”

Home Energy Scotland can be contacted on 0808 808 2282 between 8am-8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-5pm on Saturdays.

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