Climate-Friendly Home Energy
Improving your home heating by making climate-friendly home improvements is one of the best ways you can reduce your emissions and it can help you stay toasty. There’s free advice to help you decide on what improvements are right for you and funding to help with the cost of installing things like insulation and a heat pump.
Find out about what support is available to improve your home heating.
Get tips on how to improve your home heating to help you stay warm and feel good.
Find out more about low and zero emissions systems such as heat pumps.
Your community can come together to save energy too – such as by installing more energy efficient measures in shared spaces like local community venues.
Why Improving Your Home Heating Matters
For the majority, the places where we spend most of our time are heated by fossil fuels and generate around 22% of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions. On top of this, many buildings in Scotland aren’t well insulated which means they require more energy to heat and bills are more expensive.
Making changes to the way you heat your home isn’t only good for the planet, it can make you feel cosier and installing things like insulation could help save you money too. That’s why we're helping Scottish households improve their home heating by providing a range of schemes that offer funding and free advice, whatever stage of the journey you’re on.
The places where we spend most of our time are heated by fossil fuels and generate around 22% of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Help to improve your home heating and make it more energy efficient
You could get government funded support up to £15,000 to install both insulation and a heat pump (that’s money you don’t have to pay back), with additional interest free loans available. Increased funding is also available for rural and island locations. To see full details on grants and loans visit the Home Energy Scotland website.
Our journey to net zero requires us all to make bigger lifestyle changes. It will benefit our wellbeing, the economy and the wider environment. So let’s do net zero together.
You could get government funded support up to £15,000 to install both insulation and a heat pump.
What we're doing
By 2045, it’s the Scottish Government’s vision that our homes and buildings will be warmer, more climate-friendly, and more efficient. Scotland has committed at least £1.8 billion to speed up and scale up heat decarbonisation in our homes and workplaces, with particular consideration to those in vulnerable situations.
To get to our target of net zero by 2045 we need to change the way we heat our homes and buildings so that we stop emissions escaping into the atmosphere. This isn’t going to be easy and will take all of us, at every level, to achieve - from policymakers and businesses to families and individuals. Our new Heat in Buildings Strategy outlines the plan for transforming how we heat our homes and workplaces.
Scotland has committed at least £1.8 billion to speed up and scale up heat decarbonisation in our homes and workplaces.
Help heating your home
If you’re finding it hard to pay your bills, you could get energy improvements worth £10,000 or more to make your home warmer and lower your bills. Call Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 and speak to an advisor or visit the Home Energy Scotland website to find out if you’re eligible.
Resources and Links
Take Action Starting Now
To achieve net zero by 2045, we must take action now. Start here to find ways that you can make changes in your life at home and on the go.
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