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Ways to save energy and money

Being energy efficient can shrink your carbon footprint and save you money.

If you're not sure where to begin,why not take our energy efficiency survey? You'll get a personalised plan of ways to cut your energy usage. Explore the rest of this area for cheap and easy tips to save energy. And get advice on home improvements like loft and cavity wall insulation.

See how you could get paid for your renewable energy with a Feed-in Tariff. And how we're involved in sustainable homes with Greenwatt Way and Community Heating Projects.

Plus find out about smart meters and how they can help you save energy and money.

Energy saving tips and advice

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Guides to saving energy at home

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  • Loft insulation
    Loft insulation will stop heat escaping from your home. Find out how insulation works and how much you could save.
  • Cavity wall insulation
    Find out how filling in your cavity walls can save energy and money.
  • Heating controls and radiators
    Control of your energy use and save. Learn about your boiler thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves (TCR).
  • About storage heaters
    If you heat your home with electricity, you may have storage heaters. Get the most out of them with our handy guide to how they work.

Smart meters and home improvements

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  • Introducing smart meters
    Smart meters can help you save energy by giving you real-time meter readings. Find out how we're rolling them out across the UK.
  • Feed-In Tariffs
    Do you make energy at home by microgeneration like solar panels or ground-source heat pumps? Find out you can sell the excess back to an energy supplier.
  • Discounted energy-efficient installations
    You may be able to get help fitting things like insulation or a condensing boiler. Find out if you’re eligible and what it involves.
  • Annual Energy Review
    Find out more about our Annual Energy Review. We’ll check your energy account to help you save energy and money.

Sustainable homes with SSE

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  • See inside Greenwatt way
    We’re developing zero-carbon homes. Find out how they save energy with solar panels, enhanced insulation and smart home technology.
  • Green Deal
    Green Deal is a government scheme. People could take out loans to make energy efficient home improvements then pay them back through their energy bills.
  • Community Heating Projects
    Community Heating Projects (CHP), use innovative technology to produce energy. They help to reduce carbon emissions. Find out more about how they work.

Renewing your energy tariff

If your current SSE tariff is about to end, we'll help you easily compare and switch energy products.

It's easy to choose and change, and it only takes a few minutes to select a new tariff. If you're with us on our Standard deal, you can fix your prices by signing up to one of our other tariffs.

See our energy tariffs