|Care and Repair Edinburgh and Home Energy Scotland are working in partnership to support Edinburgh households vulnerable to fuel poverty by offering a free draught proofing service for older or disabled residents living in the city.
They are encouraging residents in Edinburgh to take advantage of a free draught proofing service, suitable for houses with wooden doors and wooden sash and case windows and help make their homes more energy efficient and save money on rocketing fuel bills this winter.
Care and Repair Edinburgh, part of the Age Scotland family, has been serving Edinburgh’s older and disabled community or over 30 years and completes around 4,000 jobs every year in homes across the city to enable older people remain safely and independently in their own homes for as long as possible.
Their free draught proofing service, funded by Greenshoots fund, is only suitable for wooden doors and windows (not UPVC). Draught proofing can be an effective way to make homes warmer, save energy and reduce fuel bills. Care & Repair Edinburgh carry out this service in line with Covid safety measures.
Allison Strachan, head of care and repair Edinburgh, said:
“The ongoing energy crisis means that now more than ever is a great time to make sure your home is energy efficient and warm, and ready for the colder months.
Our free draught proofing service is a great way for older Edinburgh residents to make their home warmer and save money on their fuel bills.
Age Scotland’s recent energy survey revealed 76% of older households in Scotland are always worried about energy bills. Poor energy efficiency is one of the main drivers of fuel poverty – it is essential as winter is approaching and with rising energy bills that much more is done to highlight the support out there for vulnerable, low and fixed income households to improve their home’s energy efficiency.
Arranging a free draught proofing assessment to ascertain if you are eligible is simple and easy and could save you money and keep you warmer during cold weather.”