Reducing energy bills
We know that keeping your home warm over the colder months can be difficult, especially with rising energy prices.
Mayor of London Energy Advice line
Energy Advice London is supporting residents across London through the cost-of-living crisis. You can contact Energy Advice London to get advice on saving energy and water providing free advice on saving energy and water, reducing energy bills, accessing support, installing renewables and more.
- Phone: 0808 196 8260
- Website: https://energyadvice.london
The Seasonal Health Intervention Network (SHINE) helps to provide affordable warmth and seasonal health interventions for residents in Camden.
You can contact SHINE on 0800 801 738 for advice including:
- tips to make your home warmer
- eligibility check for grants and services
- what to do if you are in fuel or water debt
- fuel tariffs/switching suppliers
- fire safety checks
- air quality alerts
SHINE accepts referrals for households of any tenure, with an income below £16,480, receives means tested benefits or where a household member:
- has a disability
- has a long-term health conditions worsened by the cold
- is a child under 15
- is an adult over 60
- Turning down your thermostat by only 1°C could reduce your heating bills by up to 10%.
- Set your hot water tank to 60°C to prevent water from being overheated.
- Conserve energy by not leaving electrical items on standby. Prevent further wastage by not keeping laptops and mobile phones charging unnecessarily.
- Draw your curtains at dusk to retain heat in your home.
- Take a 3 minute shower rather than a bath – showers use a lot less hot water.
- Wash your clothes at 30°C, with a full load each time.
- Keep internal doors closed to reduce draughts.
- Use ‘eco’ mode on appliances where possible.
- Bleed your radiators every so often to keep them working efficiently.
- Request a smart meter to allow you to keep track of your energy use.
- Look for energy efficient alternatives for your lighting.
- Insulate your hot water pipes to stop heat escaping.
- Fit your hot water tank with an insulating jacket.
- Use programmable heating controls to turn your heating on only when it’s needed.
- Fit thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) to keep frequently visited rooms warm whilst turning off radiators in rooms that aren’t being used.
Financial support if you're in hardship
Find out about financial support available.