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If you want to find out even more about retrofitting and energy saving measures in Oxford, then check out the following resources:  

Energy Saving Homes seminars 

The bite-size films are a series of 2-4 minute films made by Energy Saving Homes, recorded from the Energy Saving Homes fair in 2022.

The films are all about how to save energy in your home – with examples from real people. The films cover the following topics:  

  • Low-cost energy saving measures from Oxford residents that cost less than £10.
  • Insulating your walls, loft and floor
  • Air source heat pumps
  • Solar panels and storage
  • Double or triple glazing and ventilation
  • Help with finance
  • Opportunities for contractors

Watch all the films here

Low Carbon Oxford North Housewarming Guides 

Low Carbon Oxford North has created seven helpful guides, written by independent experts to support people who want to improve their homes.  

The housewarming guides will walk you through the options, considering key questions for each stage of any plans to ensure they will work for you and your home.

Most of the focus is on major eco-renovation but there is lots of useful advice for low-cost things you can do yourself.  

You can read the guides here 

Low Carbon Hub’s Warmer Winter Checklist

Low Carbon Hub has created a Warmer Winter Checklist with advice about energy, fuel bills, and keeping warm in the winter months. Copies are available in English, Ukranian, and Urdu.

Energy Advice for Council tenants

If you are an Oxford City Council housing tenant, you can get free advice to help lower your energy bills including advice on: 

  • Lowering the cost of expensive bills
  • Switching tariffs
  • Change your meter
  • Staying warm this winter

Find out more about energy advice for council tenants

Private tenants, home owners and landlords

Better Housing Better Health is a single point of contact and holistic service for keeping warm and lowering your energy bills.

They can provide information on:

  • Grants including free/discounted insulation, boilers and draught proofing/li>
  • Advice on switching, energy tariffs and much more to reduce your energy bills.

Visit the Better Housing Better Health website or call 0800 107 0044

Climate Action Oxfordshire

If you want to find out more information about how you can reduce your carbon footprint, Climate Action Oxfordshire has lots of advice on actions - both big and small – they you take.

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