I rent my Catalyst home, what kinds of changes can I make to make my home more energy efficient?
There are a number of devices that will help to reduce your energy bills for a relatively low cost:
- Install a home energy monitor (electricity only) or ask your energy provider for a free Smart Meter (gas and electricity). You can see how much energy you use each day and find out which appliances and gadgets are costing you the most. Discover more information on Smart Meters
- If you live in an older property with uninsulated walls, fit reflectors to all radiators on external walls. These are silver panels that reflect the heat back into the room rather than letting the heat pass through the wall to the outside. Catalyst may be able to send these to you free of charge.
- Fit LED (light emitting diodes) lights. They are even more energy efficient than compact fluorescent bulbs and can last as long as 20 years. You will save money both on your bills and on replacing your bulbs. If you get energy-saving advice from Catalyst you will receive some LED bulbs for free.
- If your home is not warm enough or your bills are too high, please contact us and request a home visit from our sustainability team. We’ll assess your home and provide you with advice. You can email us or call us on 0300 456 2099.