Home visits / Energy Audits and referrals to Grant Schemes
The STANDEN team will be more than happy to visit your home to see if we can help you save energy. We can undertake a basic energy audit, as well as checking things like your central heating controls, looking over your bills and investigating options for insulating your property.
After the home visit is complete we will send you a home energy report, detailing ways your might be able to cut your consumption. We will also undertake research into any specific issues of questions you have and arrange to come back and see you with the results later on.
If it becomes clear you are in need of insulation work in your home, STANDEN will help you to find the most appropriate grant scheme to financially support you in making improvements. STANDEN can directly refer you to a reputable installer for a free survey and quotation, and your local Energy Champion can even be on hand to be at your property while the survey takes place if you are worried about having workmen in your home.
Free energy saving gadgets and support
We have a range of 'gadgets' and support available to help you on your energy saving journey.
Energy monitors can be easily installed and tell you in real time how much electricity you are using and how much it is costing you. These are available free to householders in the STANDEN area, and we would be pleased to come out and show you how to use them.
Intelligent plugs can help you to stop leaving things on standby, and can be yours for free if you let us know you would like one. We also have energy saving lightbulbs to give away, and can help you source other energy saving products at the best price.
In addition to this we can support your longer term efforts to save energy by enrolling you in a behaviour change programme, getting you signed up to 'the Carbon Diet' online, or by helping you keep an energy diary to see where your times of high consumption are.
Support for community groups
Our project has a strong community focus, and we are keen to get out and meet as many community groups as possible! If you think your group or club would like to have an energy saving talk, see some eco- gadgets, learn about insulation and grants or get advice on renewable energy we would be happy to help.
We are also keen to help communities apply for funding to improve the energy efficiency of their community buildings. So if you know of a church hall or community centre which could benefit from a new heating system or some insulation, please do get in touch and we will see what can be done.