Saving energy and money

Control your heating

  • controlling your heating system, including central heating programmer
  • hot water tank
  • radiator controls
  • night storage heaters

Advice on preventing damp and mould

  • ventilation
  • extractor fans
  • heating
  • cooking
  • bathroom
  • laundry

There’s also a handy video here from our friends at Plymouth Energy Community

Boiler flow settings

Information on ensuring your boiler flow settings are correct, together with heating top tips.

Saving energy around the home

Information on how to save energy around the home, including:

  • laundry, bathroom, kitchen
  • appliances, lighting
  • draughts, windows, chimneys
  • hot water tank and boiler tips

Also long term energy savings, including:

  • loft insulation, room in roof insulation, spray foam insulation
  • floor insulation, cavity wall insulation, solid wall insulation

Managing your energy usage

How to manage your energy usage with a smart meter

Saving money on your water bills

  • Social Care Water Tariff
  • WaterCare
  • WaterSure
  • Water Meter Scheme

Fire safety

Information about free home fire safety checks from the Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service to help householders identify potential risks in their homes.

Stay informed during a power cut or if your water supply is interrupted

Information on the Priority Services Register which offers free support to help you in a vulnerable situation, in the event where your electricity, gas or water supply has been interrupted.

Carbon monoxide awareness

  • symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning
  • how to prevent CO poisoning
  • what to do if your CO alarm sounds or you suspect a leak

Staying safe at home

  • Lifeline and Assisted Living Service
  • Home Adaptations with Cornwall Council’s Home Solutions team