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Advice, ideas and inspiration on energy efficiency

Published: Fri, 13 Feb 2015
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Noel Rice and Robert Clements from our Energy Conservation team all ready to promote energy efficiency at this year’s Self-Build Show.
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Make savings on household bills by being more energy efficient!
That's the message we're delivering at this year's ‘Self Build and Improve Your Home’ show which started today in the King’s Hall Pavilion, Belfast. So, if you want to improve your energy efficiency and save money then come and meet our Energy Conservation team on stand U8 at the show which runs from 13-15 February.
As the Home Energy Conservation Authority for Northern Ireland we plays an important role in improving energy efficiency in everyone’s home and advising all householders on how to save energy and therefore money.
We are at the ‘Self Build and Improve Your Home’ show to help raise awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency, promote specific energy saving measures, encourage interest in oil buying clubs and advise on what financial help is out there for householders.
On Saturday 14 Feb at 11am Bryson Energy, in partnership with us, will host a seminar at the show on Oil Buying Clubs. Bryson Energy is establishing a network of clubs across Northern Ireland and will work on behalf of club members to negotiate the best price for a bulk order and arrange delivery. Householders who are members of a club will benefit from lower heating costs.
Noel Rice, our Energy Conservation Manager, is pleased they are attending the event commenting:
“We want to promote energy efficiency when and where we can. The issue of fuel poverty remains a major issue and is no respecter of tenure. Oil is the main fuel in nearly 70% of homes in Northern Ireland and although oil prices having been dropping recently they remain changeable. Ensuring you maximise your energy efficiency is vital.
“We’re at the show to help promote what is possible with small changes around the home. Over the last 15 years we’ve seen a sea change in attitude to energy efficiency and we want to keep this momentum going. We’ll be able to offer advice on insulation, heating, fuel switching, renewables, grants and other financial incentives.”
If you miss the show but would still like to find out more about more efficient heating systems, insulating your home, grants to save energy, cutting fuel bills, reducing CO2 emissions, paying for fuel, help with fuel debt, energy audits, low energy lighting, use of appliances or any other fuel related issue then contact the Energy Advice Line on 0800 142 2865.