Workshop - How to keep warm & lower your bills

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SELF-HELP PRACTICAL WORKSHOP
HOW TO KEEP WARM
BUT LOWER YOUR FUEL BILLS


With PATRICK FARKAS, energy-saving consultant, Transition Belsize

Wednesday 21 November  12.45 – 3pm

Crossroads Women’s Centre
25 Wolsey Mews, London NW5 2DX

 

With rising fuel prices, many low-income women faced cutting back on heating and cooking as a higher proportion of their income goes on fuel bills. In response, we invited Patrick Farkas, an energy-saving consultant from Transition Belsize, to run a practical workshop.

He explained how health problems caused by lack of warmth during cold spells could be avoided with some simple planning and DIY. He helped participants to understand heating controls and hot water systems, gave tips on how to maintain warmth while reducing heat waste, and showed people how to calculate their energy consumption and save money. Many had had no idea how their systems worked or how to manage them. People came away armed with practical information.

 

The energy companies have been accused of illegal manipulation and overcharging in order to maximise their profits. Whatever the outcome for how much we will be charged, we want to know how we can reduce heat waste, maintain warmth and save on bills. Our self-help workshop explained Heating controls and heat loss: Understanding heating and hot water systems and controls

 

If demand is high, we’ll run the workshop again. We are already planning other workshops on: how to deal with dampness and condensation; reading your meters; understanding bills and cheapest payment methods.

 

Hosted by Crossroads Women and Single Mothers’ Self-Defence

 

 

 

 

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