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There are a number of ways to improve your home to make it more comfortable, healthier and cheaper to live in. These could involve changing your home so that you don’t need to use as much energy to heat it, changing your habits, or even installing renewable energy measures.

You can find out more about how to use less energy here on the Energy Saving Trust website.

Better Homes Barnsley

If you’re a private tenant, landlord or homeowner living in Barnsley you could benefit from energy saving measures with Better Homes Barnsley.

Hundreds of residents across the borough have already benefitted from our latest approved energy efficiency scheme, and are now enjoying warmer homes and cheaper fuel bills thanks to the installation of:

Better Homes Barnsley can access government funding to support this type of work and this means that in some cases we are able to offer the work at subsidised rates. If you’re on a low income you may be able to access additional funding to help towards the cost of the work.

The scheme is also currently able to offer market leading boilers for less than £2,000, which include a 12 month workmanship warranty and up to a 10 year boiler warranty. The boiler installers are Which? Trusted Traders and are able to carry out free, no obligation quotes and surveys.

Visit the Better Homes Barnsley website to for more information and to apply or call 0800 597 1500 or 0113 8970977**

** Calls are free from a UK landline, local rate call charges apply.  The call centre is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm.

There’s more information on renewable energy on Energy Savings Trust website and the ofgem website.

If you’re a council tenant and you want to know more about energy efficiency in your home check the Berneslai Homes website.

If you or anyone else you know is struggling to pay their fuel bills have a look at our information on help with fuel bills.

If you’re considering investing in energy efficiency products you can visit one of our show homes to see the benefits. Contact us using the form below to book onto the next open day.

Visit our show home

Would you like to see how your property can be improved with energy saving measures and speak to people with first-hand experience of the installation process? Would you like to know the benefits of installing insulation before you invest? Our show home is kitted out with:

To book your place on the next Better Homes Barnsley show home open day please call 01226 772798.

Further advice

If you live in a council property you can find out more about energy efficiency on the Berneslai Homes website.

If you’re living in private rented accommodation you can read more about what rights you have as a tenant here.

If you’re a housing association tenant contact your landlord directly for more information