Ways to save energy and money

Ensuring your household has optimal energy efficiency can shrink your carbon footprint and save you money.

Explore this area for cheap and easy tips to save energy. And get advice on home improvements like loft insulation 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.

Energy saving tips and advice

Guides to saving energy at home

Energy-efficient appliances

Insulation

  • Loft insulation
    Loft insulation will stop heat escaping through your roof. Find out how insulation works and how much you could save.
  • Cavity wall insulation
    Find out how filling in your cavity walls can keep the heat in, saving you energy and money.
  • Solid wall insulation
    Learn about solid wall insulation. It's usually more expensive to install than cavity wall insulation but can save you money in the long run.
  • Insulating your hot water tank
    Get advice on how to insulate a hot water cylinder and why it could save you energy and money all year round.
  • How to make a draught excluder
    Find out how to keep the cold at bay by making your own door draught excluder.

Heating controls

Smart meters and home improvements

  • 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 how you can sell the excess back to an energy supplier.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • The Green Deal scheme
    The Green Deal scheme is a financial scheme that helps people to make energy-saving improvements to their homes.

  • 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.

  • Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI)
    This UK Government initiative aims to encourage households to use renewable heating by providing financial support. If you have a sustainable energy source at home, you could be eligible for help.

  • Energy Performance Certificate ratings and costs (EPC)
    An EPC shows the energy efficiency of your home. You'll need to know your EPC rating if you're trying to sell or rent a property.