Energy advice

Derby Homes Energy Efficiency Team

Our Energy Efficiency Team provides free advice to tenants and leaseholders on how they can save energy and reduce their bills. We want to encourage as many people as possible to improve energy efficiency and cut their carbon footprint.  We do this by providing energy saving tips and advice. You can also get useful tips here on how to look after your home during very cold weather.

We also have useful leaflets on Energy Advice, Dealing with Condensation and How to switch Energy Supplier which can be downloaded from this page or posted out to you if you prefer.

You can also get useful information about energy saving products, grant offers and reducing your carbon footprint on websites such as the Carbon Trust, and the Energy Saving Trust.

Call the Energy Efficiency Team on 01332 888777 for advice on how you can start saving energy and money as well as making your home warmer.

Free cavity wall insulation and loft insulation for all residents

British Gas will now insulate any empty cavity walls to properties built between 1914 and 1983, this service is available to social housing tenants or homeowners. You do not need to be a British Gas customer.

They will also insulate any loft as long as there is no insulation or less than 100mm, and the property was built between 1914 and 1990.  

Contact British Gas on 0800 0783414 or go to British Gas’ Home Insulation page for more information.

British Gas will carry out a free survey and if work is required, the cost of the work is completely free of charge.  A survey is required to check that the cavity wall is suitable for insulation as some cavities are not suitable to retro insulate the cavity.  

Once the survey is complete, British Gas will refer residents to their landlord. At this stage, Derby Homes tenants should contact us to request permission for the work to commence.   

Gas and electric prices increasing again?

Would you like your bills to be lower? Depending on your circumstances, the the Warm Home Discount scheme may be available to you and could help reduce your energy bills.

Gas and electric providers have different criteria for qualifying for Warm Home Discount.

To check which offers are available and see if you can reduce your bills, view the Useful Links on the right of this page.

Solar Panels

For more information on Solar Panels, click here to take you to the Solar Panels page.