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21 Oct 2013

Get a money saving prescription from the Energy Doctor
With recent price increases from energy, it is more important than ever to be trying to reduce energy usage and bills. Southway Housing provides free, independent home energy advice to help tenants to reduce your energy bills this winter. The Energy Doctor is able to:

  • Visit your home and carry out a free home energy survey
  • Give you lots of tips and advice on how you can save energy and money
  • Supply and install a free energy monitor, so you can see where you are using the most electricity
  • Help you search for the cheapest deal on your gas and electricity
 
Many tenants have really benefitted by saving energy and money – including Amanda Shelton who has lived in her house in Chorlton for 18 years with her two teenage children. She was keen to have an Energy Doctor appointment because her steadily increasing energy bills were becoming a real worry.
 
Amanda Shelton’s solution to rising energy bills used to be to simply put another cardigan on and keep the heating off for fear of running up debts. She found the Energy Doctor session very useful, learning new energy saving methods and Amanda is now saving around £100 per year by making simple changes.
Mrs Shelton “It was enlightening to learn new things, and I’ve been telling everybody I know how to save money on their bills!”
If you want to book appointment now contact Dorian Whittle, Home Energy Advisor, 0161 448 4365 or e-mail d.whittle@southwayhousing.co.uk
 
 
Tenant’s favourite tips;
Only put as much water in the kettle as you need rather than filling it to the top every time. This saves £49 per year
 
Using her heating thermostat and turning the heat off in rooms not in use
 
Take a shower at the gym where possible
 
Use a 3-tier vegetable steamer instead of 3 separate gas rings
 
Eco Home – why not take a look?
Southway Housing has been working closely with three homes in south Manchester to improve the energy efficiency, through physical improvements and personal behaviour change. The homes have been opened to the public over the past couple of months and there are still dates left for you to visit and hear first hand from a Southway tenant about the energy improvements and how they have saved money. Guests will also receive a gift bag containing energy saving equipment. Choose from:
 
Withington - Minehead Avenue
Tues 22nd Oct 10.30 -12pm
Fri 21st Feb 1-2.30pm
 
Chorlton – Godbert Avenue
Tue 29th Oct 11-12pm
Thurs 1st Nov 2.30-3.30pm
 
Burnage – Epsom Drive
Wed 11th Dec 11-12pm
Thurs 16th Jan 2-3pm
Mon 27th Jan 6-7pm
 
Booking is essential, contact Dorian Whittle, Home Energy Advisor, 0161 448 4365  d.whittle@southwayhousing.co.uk