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Are you eligible for help with your heating bills?

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The Home Heat Helpline is urging people to find out if they are eligible for help next winter. The large suppliers (British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON, First Utility, npower, ScottishPower and SSE) have now opened their Warm Home Discount schemes for winter 2014 - 2015, so eligible customers should make sure they are taking full advantage of the help available. Vulnerable, low-income households should apply as soon as possible to receive £140 off their winter energy bills. For information on applying for the Warm Home Discount, call your supplier or speak to one of our friendly advisors at the Helpline on 0800 33 66 99 now.

The Helpline sees the most calls over winter months; many of which are from people struggling to stay warm or with energy bills they cannot pay. The Helpline is bracing itself for a large number of calls this winter; it received almost 80,000 calls last year despite it being the fifth mildest winter on record. Their expert advisors are on hand all year round to provide free, confidential advice on grants and help for paying bills as well as tips on energy efficiency.

Energy UK's Barbara Vest, which runs the Home Heat Helpline, said

"Summer is the best time to make energy efficiency changes to homes; whether it is getting a new boiler, double glazing or changing old light bulbs to energy efficient ones. It is also the best time to apply for the Warm Home Discount.

"People shouldn't wait until temperatures drop to take action. Call the Helpline now on 0800 33 66 99 or their energy provider."

For more information on the Home Heat Helpline visit the website, www.homeheathelpline.org.uk

Have a look at our 'Energy Help for You' booklet for tips on how to save money on your energy.

Call the Home Heat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99.

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