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New home energy saving app launches


Person holding mobile phone using HEAT app

We have become one of the first councils in the UK to partner with Energy Saving Trust to provide an energy efficiency app to help residents make energy savings.

Unique and easy-to-use, the Hertfordshire Energy Advice Tool (HEAT) app gives a virtual tour around a typical home, asking questions and giving advice along the way. Based on the answers provided, quick, easy, low or no-cost actions are suggested to help you save money on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint, too.

Once the virtual tour around the home has finished, a tailored advice report can be emailed, providing you with a summary of the potential energy and money savings. The average saving from using the HEAT app is estimated to be £70 a year. 

Thirty per cent of the borough's greenhouse gas emissions come from its homes. By taking small steps to be more efficient at home we can all help do our part to help tackle the climate emergency.

Cllr Andrew Williams, Leader of the Council, said: “I'm proud that we are the first council to partner with the Energy Saving Trust on this brilliant new initiative. With the effects of climate change starting to take effect, coupled with this winter’s energy crisis, this app is an ideal way for us to support our residents not only to reduce their energy use and take steps to reduce their carbon footprint but to save money as well.”

The app was developed by Energy Saving Trust, the UK’s leading trusted expert organisation regarding home energy and is being rolled out by the Hertfordshire Climate Change and Sustainability Partnership (HCCSP) - making it available to all Hertfordshire residents.

The HEAT app is free to download - it is available on Google Play and Apple's App Store.