Useful links

We are often asked for information about how to make a home more energy efficient and/or how to go about installing energy technologies such as solar pv, heat pumps and electric vehicle chargers.

Here are some links to organisations that provide useful information on making homes more sustainable in terms of energy use.

Energy Saving Trust

They have a range of online resources related to making your home more energy efficient, reducing your carbon emissions and lowering your energy bills. The energy advice section includes information on:

Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE)

One of CSE’s key roles is to help local households understand their energy use, improve the energy performance of their homes, and develop more sustainable behaviours. They have a comprehensive range of information resources related to sustainable household energy. They also have a free advice line for people in the Bristol and Somerset area (including Bath & North East Somerset).

Advice line: 0800 082 2234

Microgeneration Certification Scheme Service Company

They have a section for consumers detailing the renewable energy technologies available to heat and power homes. They also have a helpdesk that can answer questions on low carbon technology, help you find an MCS certified installer and provide support with installation.

Helpdesk: 0333 103 8130

Email: [email protected]

MCS consumers/communities

Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) 


RECC sets out high consumer protection standards for businesses who are selling or leasing renewable energy generation systems to domestic consumers. They have a specific section of their website which gives advice to consumers about buying small-scale renewable generation in the home, including a Consumer Guide, a Top Tips for Buyers and a short video.

One Home 

Lots of resources in the Your Home section of this website, including heating, lighting, energy tariffs and renewable energy.

One home/your home

Futureproof (South West region)

They offer independent and impartial advice to help you carry out energy saving home improvements and refurbishments. This includes understanding what solutions are best suited to your home, lifestyle and budget, guiding you through the process, helping you to access grants and financial support, connecting you with their network of trained builders and installers and ensuring work is completed to a high standard, with materials and techniques appropriate to your home.

Energy at Home (Bath and North East Somerset)

Energy at home logo

Run by Bath & North East Somerset Council, they provide information and sign posting on energy related home improvements and grant and loan schemes for Bath and North East Somerset residents.

Freephone 0800 038 5680

​Or 01225 396444 if you prefer to call a landline.

Warm and Safe (Wiltshire)

Provided by Wiltshire Council, Swindon Borough Council, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Energy to help residents live in safer and healthier homes.

Tel: 0800 038 5722

Warm and Well (South Gloucestershire)

They provide free energy efficiency advice, including simple changes you can make, accessing grants for insulation, installing renewable technologies, switching energy tariff or supplier and finding local installers and tradespeople. They may be able to offer a free home energy visit.

Advice line:     0800 500 3076

Bath Preservation Trust 

They have a Climate Emergency page where they have listed a variety of helpful, professional conservation recommendations for the successful implementation of energy-efficient measures within historic buildings and their setting, whether in Bath or further afield.

Bath Preservation Trust / climate emergency

Historic England 

Have a range of resources for improving the energy efficiency of homes that are listed, in a conservation area or built before 1919, including:

  • Energy efficiency in older houses
  • Making changes to save energy
  • Energy performance regulations
  • Generating energy