PEOPLE that work in the home improvement sector can receive help to reduce their energy bills from national charity, The Rainy Day Trust.
The charity has now released a new ‘Let’s Save Energy’ programme to help people that are struggling to meet their energy bills, which is now available to people who work in DIY, builders’ merchants, housewares (think cookware, crockery) and garden centres.
The charity’s chief executive officer and Melksham local, Bryan Clover, says, “We have developed an assistance package that will help people reduce their energy bills by: 1. Sending a leaflet listing useful tips and hints on how to be more energy efficient. 2. Supplying a box of new LED lightbulbs which will reduce energy use by about 40% against a low energy bulb and over 80% compared to a halogen bulb. 3. Supplying a pack of radiator reflectors, to be placed behind radiators and reflect heat back into the room, so reducing heating costs. 4. Supply new ECO shower heads, reducing water flow and hence energy usage heating water. 5. Supply where appropriate, a SMART Thermostat, to give householders the ability to control accurately their heating. 6. Where new appliances are needed to replace old and inefficient models, we will provide the most efficient energy-rated product possible within our budgetary limitations.
“Our usual eligibility criteria will apply to this support package – you need to have worked in the sector for 12 months and earn less than about £25,000 a year. If you think that you might qualify, please contact our helpline on 0800 915 4627 or visit our website – www.rainydaytrust.org.uk.”