Energy efficiency - advice and support

Home Energy Advice Team (HEAT)

The Home Energy Advice Team (HEAT) provide free and impartial advice on energy efficiency and reducing fuel costs tailored to your property and circumstances.

More information about HEAT and how they can help you is available on Scarf's website. Or you can call HEAT on freephone 0808 129 0888 or email

Energy efficiency improvements: grants and support

Whether you are planning to insulate your home, replace your boiler or install a renewable technology like solar panels, there's help and advice available. To find out which grants, schemes and incentives are on offer, visit the Energy Saving Trust website, or call Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 for free, expert advice.

Smart meters and energy monitors explained

Smart meters and energy monitors can help you to be more energy efficient by keeping track of your energy usage.

Smart meters are a new kind of energy meter and replace your existing meter. A smart meter sends an electronic meter reading to your energy supplier. So you don't need to provide meter readings, your bills will be accurate and it'll be easier to switch suppliers.

Energy monitors are small devices that give you an estimate of how much energy you're using in your home. They show you how much money your energy consumption is costing you and how using different appliances affects your energy bills. They can help you cut your energy consumption by changing your energy usage habits. Energy monitors don't replace existing meters, but should be used with them.

Energy Company Obligation: Flexible Eligibility

We continue to access available funding streams and the accompanying document outlines our statement of intent in relation to accessing Flexible Eligibility funding through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.


If you have any questions or want more information about energy efficiency in private housing please contact SCARF by telephone on 01224 213005 or email at