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Cambridge City Council

Improve energy efficiency and reduce energy use at home

There are many ways to save energy at home. Some are simple and free or cheap – switching off the lights when you leave a room, for example, or fitting draught excluders.

Other measures, such as installing insulation or replacing your boiler, will have an initial cost but will save you money in the long term.

Making improvements to your energy efficiency at home can help reduce both your bills and your carbon footprint.

Our Greening your Home booklet [PDF, 2MB] provides you with all the information you need to make your home and lifestyle greener. Chapters 1 and 6 concentrate on tips to help in the home and garden.

The Energy Saving Trust provides comprehensive information about improving your home’s energy efficiency and reducing your energy use. The following links on this page all link to the Trust’s information.

Various organisations can provide grants and assistance to help anyone struggling to pay their energy bill. We are working with PECT, whose Warm Homes service can help you reduce your energy costs.