Home Energy Efficiency Services

Inverclyde Council works in partnership with the following services:

Home Energy Scotland (HES)


Home Energy Scotland (HES) is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by Energy Saving Trust.  HES telephone advisors can answer your questions about heating and insulating your home, saving energy and cutting costs.

What is offered and who is eligible?

  • Energy advice. Whether you are working, retired or receiving benefits HES can provide you with free energy advice. They can also help you by carrying out a free, personalised home energy check. This short survey will check how energy efficient your home is and suggest practical changes and improvements. It can help you save money by reducing the amount of energy you use in your home. And it can be done over the phone.

  • More money in your pocket. Many people miss out on money they are entitled to from benefits and tax credits – just because they don’t know it’s there. HES can help find out if this applies to you. Some people discover they can get as much as £1,500 extra per year. Energy suppliers also offer some people discounted energy rates. We can advise about any discounts that may be available to help you pay less for the energy you use.

  • Energy efficiency measures. Depending on your circumstances, you could get help from the Scottish Government or energy companies to make your home warmer and cheaper to heat. For example, you could qualify for a new central heating system, a new boiler or loft and cavity wall insulation.

Energy Suppliers fund measures under their Affordable Warmth Schemes, the Scottish Government funds measures under the Energy Assistance Scheme and support may also be available from the Scottish Government and Local Authorities through Area Based Schemes. HES can help by letting you know what support you are eligible for and by helping you to access it.

For full details of every programme currently available from all suppliers, please contact Home Energy Scotland on the details on this page.

Energy Efficient Scotland – Area Based Schemes

Inverclyde Council has successfully secured funding from the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficiency Scotland: Area Based Schemes (EES: ABS) programme to enhance the energy efficiency of eligible* privately owned properties within Inverclyde.

To deliver this scheme Inverclyde Council are working with the Wise Group and Scottish Government’s Home Energy Scotland to engage with homeowners. Eligible residents will receive a letter from the Wise Group inviting them to participate in an Area Based Scheme project. This letter will outline the proposed energy efficiency works planned for your area and ask if you would be interested in joining the project.  Please contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 to register your interest.

If you have a question relating to the EES:ABS programme, please contact the Wise Group, by email: EES_ABS@thewisegroup.co.uk or telephone 0141 303 3131.

*All project areas are identified in line with the Scottish Government guidance.