SELF-HELP PRACTICAL WORKSHOP
HOW TO KEEP WARM
BUT LOWER YOUR FUEL BILLS
With PATRICK FARKAS,
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.
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