Energy conservation is a key element of environmental sustainability. The local house condition and energy survey shows great energy inefficiency and fuel poverty within 44% of all the stock and 10% of private rented stock in Swale.
To help improve the situation in our housing stock, we have a dedicated member of staff to promote both national and local initiatives, as well as to provide residents with advice. We aim to have numerous drop-in events all over Swale, in conjunction with organisations such as Sure Start, Age Concern and the Citizens Advice Bureau.
We provide details on a number of discount offers on energy efficiency measures, such as loft and wall insulation and the installation of new boilers and central heating in the Borough's houses. We also have information about a wide range of energy efficiency grants and measures to improve awareness and energy efficiency of local households. This can help reduce your energy use, which will reducing your energy bills. So both you and the environment benefit.
We have discounted rates with local businesses, to carry out energy conservation work, such as fitting loft and wall insulation, and renovating old central heating boilers. The grants aim to improve the quality of life for local residents by increasing the energy efficiency and comfort of local homes.
The Energy Saving Trust, working on behalf of all Kent Local Authorities, has special offers on cavity wall insulation, loft insulation, boilers and heating systems and solar water heating installations. These offers are open to all householders in the borough. A reduction of up to 50% on the cost of loft and cavity wall insulation is available.
This Government led scheme was launched in January 2013 and is led by the Kent and Medway Green Deal Partnership (KMGDP). The Warm Homes scheme provides eligible households with energy saving improvements at no cost to the resident. For more information please visit the KCC webpage.
More information on staying well and warm can also be found on our get ready for winter page.
You can also contact our Energy Officer for advise and / or to arrange a visit by an Energy Home Visitor by contacting the Housing Services team.
Before contacting us, please have all relevant details to hand, as this will speed up our inquiries and allow us to find the services that best suit your needs.