The HEAT Project energy advisor audio diary
To mark Scottish Housing Day, and in partnership with Safe Deposits Scotland Charitable Trust, the HEAT Project is giving you an insight into some of the work we do to help people reduce home energy consumption and energy bills.
About one fifth of the energy consumed in Scotland is used to heat, power, and light our homes. Saving energy in the home can reduce Scotland’s impact on climate change and save households money. But where do you start?
Scottish Housing Day Audio Diary
An introduction to the Heat Project
Martin Mathers, project manager, gives a brief introduction to the heat project. He then talks about the research we might do before carrying out a home energy survey.
The home energy survey
Craig Thompson, energy advisor, reviews the home energy survey process and the key issues found on a visit to a private rented flat in Blairgowrie.
In the community
Craig hosts an energy surgery at the food store event in Rattray, hosted by ProCom, a local charity.
A worrying issue for the project area
Martin sums up the audio diary so far and explains why we feel it is important to flag up one particular issue, which Craig deals with in detail next
Total Heating, Total Control
Craig discusses “total heating, total control” – a tariff offered by Scottish ad Southern Energy which is coming to an end in the near future. This enforced change might see some consumers facing one off charges to change meters, so Craig looks at the options.
Martin stresses the importance of home energy consumption both to reduce household cost of living and to reduce our impact on climate change.