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Energy efficient homes

Energy efficiency grants and discounts

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.

Discounted rates for energy efficiency improvements to your home

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.

To find out more visit the Energy Saving Trust website or call them on 0800 512 012. 

Warm homes

Swale Borough Council works in partnership with other local authorities and Kent County Council to promote the Warm Homes scheme. The scheme offers help with saving money on energy bills, subsidised loft and wall insulation and is available to home owners and private tenants.

Help may also be available from your existing energy supplier, see Energy Saving Trust online or call 0300 123 1234 for free and impartial advice.

If you use home heating oil, you might want to consider applying for a loan from Kent Savers credit union to help spread the cost or call 0333 3219050.

Energy switching

Ofgem provide advice for domestic users on energy switching.

Warm Home Discount

The Warm Home Discount scheme can entitle you to a discount on energy bills.

Priority Service Register

The Priority Services Register is a scheme which offers extra free services to people who are of pensionable age, are registered disabled, have a hearing or visual impairment, or have long term ill-health. It is run by energy suppliers.

The Priority Service Register is available from all electricity and gas suppliers. Find out about the Priority Services Register.

More information

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.

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