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Home energy advice could save residents from huge winter bills

People are urged to get ahead of the cold winter weather by looking at how they can save on their energy bills.

With many weather predictions indicating it will be a cold winter, households across Renfrewshire will be turning their heating up.

But, help is on hand to manage household fuel bills and keep costs down.

Residents can speak to an Energy Advisor at Renfrewshire Citizen's Advice Bureau as well as get energy advice from Renfrewshire Council's Energy Advocacy service, the Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP), and Advice4Renfrewshire - with information on how to get in touch available through Advice Renfrewshire.

Convener of Finance, Resources and Customer Services at Renfrewshire Council, Councillor John Shaw, said: "One of the key areas that can save people money is finding out how to reduce your energy bills, especially this year with cold snaps expected throughout winter.

"We don't want people worrying about their fuel bills come January and there are many simple things that people can do now to prevent huge bills."

Getting independent and expert advice on a wide-range of energy issues can help residents keep warm without spending a fortune.

Support is available to all residents in the area whether they live in a council house, housing association house, private rent or they own their own home. Advice Renfrewshire can support residents to find an organisation that can help them reduce their energy costs.

Councillor Shaw continued: "Having a free, confidential and impartial service that people can call upon to get expert advice in their own home can turn around months of worry. Advice Renfrewshire brings together a network of services that can support people when they need it."

Advice Renfrewshire is a one-stop shop to find free, confidential and impartial advice in Renfrewshire. Click on Advice Renfrewshire's website under 'related links' or call FREEPHONE 0808 164 2922.

Published on 18 December 2017.

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