Energy efficiency

Energy Efficiency in the home

Ensuring that your home is energy efficient not only reduces carbon emissions but can also save you money on your energy bills. Measures such as insulating the loft and walls of your home, installing an energy efficient boiler and installing double glazing are some of the ways you can make your home energy efficient. For more information about energy saving in the home visit the Energy Saving Trust.

Cosy Homes in Lancashire (ChiL)

We are working with local authorities in Lancashire to help households access funding for energy-related improvements to their homes.

If your property including park homes is suitable you may be able to have a number of energy efficiency improvements installed in your home for free including loft insulation and cavity wall insulation.

To find out if you qualify, either call Cosy Homes in Lancashire on 03306 061 488.

Heating Rebate Scheme

The heating rebate scheme is a grant offered by the Council to replace an inefficient or broken central heating system or for installing a heating system for the first time.

Eligible Households

Owner occupiers living in the borough of Burnley.

Amount of grant

£400 if the property already has gas central heating. If the property has never had a central heating system there is a grant of £1,000.00 towards the cost of central heating.

Grants process

The heating rebate scheme is available from the Council’s Housing & Development Control Unit. 

Energy Company Obligation – ECO 4 Flex

ECO4 is the fourth phase of ECO. As part of its Sustainable Warmth Strategy, the Government has extended the ECO grant for an extra four years, meaning it will run until March 2026.

The primary goal of this grant is to support low-income households who are unable to upgrade their homes and heating systems. By doing this, the government will be able to help vulnerable people power their homes, whilst also helping the country reach its net zero by 2050 goal. Although there are a lot of similarities between phase three and four of the ECO scheme, the government is aiming to reach more people during this final stage.

For more information please contact CHiL Eco & Eco flex funding | Cosy Homes in Lancashire (

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) Regulations 2015

Find out more about the The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) Regulations standards which require all domestic private rented properties to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) with a minimum rating of an E to be lawfully let out. 

Further help

Along with the energy rebate, there are a number of government schemes and grants available to help people with their fuel bills. 

Warm Home Discount Scheme

The Warm Home Discount will be expanded, so nearly 3 million low-income households will benefit from a £150 discount. 

Winter Fuel Payment 

The Winter Fuel Payment is a government grant between £100 and £300 for people born before 26 September 1955 to help pay their heating bills.

Cold Weather Payment 

The Cold Weather Payment is automatically given to eligible households in areas where temperatures are recorded below 0 degrees for 7 consecutive days. 

Other Schemes

Some energy suppliers also run their own energy grants to provide financial aid for those who need it and you don’t necessarily need to be their customer to take advantage of them.