Save energy in your home
Find out how you can save energy, cut your fuel costs, where to go for extra help, get free advice and apply for grants and loans.
Lambeth residents have an opportunity to get a better deal on gas and electricity bills as part of The Big London Energy Switch.
There are a number of organisations who can provide advice, information and support to help you to reduce your fuel bills and carbon emissions and to ensure that you are getting the best deal from your energy company.
There is some help available to private sector residents (renting or owning) from Lambeth or the Government that cover the cost of heating, heating controls, cavity wall insulation, and loft insulation. To be eligible to apply you must meet the criteria.
A household is said to be in fuel poverty if it needs to spend more than 10 per cent of its income on fuel to maintain a satisfactory heating regime (usually 21 degrees for the main living area, and 18 degrees for other occupied rooms).
There are lots of ways to reduce the energy you use. For example make sure that you switch off appliances, block gaps around doors and windows and buy energy saving light bulbs.
If you’re struggling to pay your energy bills or get a bill you can’t afford, take steps to sort out the problem as soon as possible. If you don't pay your gas and electricity debts, you risk being cut off.
If you are vulernable or on a low-income, you may be able to get extra help with managing your gas and electricity services or paying the bills.