ReFLEX Orkney wants to work with you to make your home warmer, greener and more efficient.
As part of our mission to provide access to affordable, low-carbon energy services, ReFLEX Orkney has worked with local organisations to provide an overview of heating help available to Orkney residents.
The resources below are a starting point for information on grants available, energy advice services, suppliers and installers who can help you save and keep your home warm through renewable heating initiatives.
There are several local organisations who are experienced in advising and installing heating and other home energy improvements. These advisors work closely together to ensure you are provided with the most up-to-date and relevant support for your home.
If you are ready to improve your heating system, Home Energy Scotland is your first point of contact. Funded by the Scottish Government, they offer impartial energy advice and will let you know what funding or support you are eligible for.
If you are finding it difficult to heat your home, THAW Orkney is a local charity providing general energy advice as well as support through home energy improvements.
For more information, The ReFLEX Orkney team is happy to talk you through these options and put you in direct contact with these trusted organisations.
The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive offers householders quarterly cash payments over seven years for having an eligible renewable heating technology installed in their home. Technologies include certain types of heat pumps and solar thermal panels.
If you generate your own renewable energy at home, you may be eligible for the Smart Export Guarantee. This scheme will pay you for the renewable electricity you export to the grid from a selection of renewable energy generating technologies.
To make sure you are not missing out on any additional income which could help pay for your home energy improvements and energy bills, get in touch with the local Citizen’s Advice Bureau for money advice.
Switching your electricity supplier and tariff may save you money on your electricity bills. THAW Orkney offers impartial tariff switching support and information.