With winter on the way, Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has today called on local people to ensure that they are taking advantage of the free help and support that exists with their energy bill.
Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, said: “The nights are starting to get darker earlier and we can all feel the temperatures starting to drop.
“Winter is coming and there is a range of assistance out there that can help keep people warm during the winter months, including assistance that can help people insulate their homes.
“Being energy efficient and keeping bills under control is extremely important and I advise all local people to get in touch with their energy supplier to find out what support is on offer to them.”
Christine McGourty, Managing Director of Scottish Gas said: “Winter can be a challenging time for households and many people will be concerned about their winter energy bill. There is help available and we urge customers to get in touch to find out what advice and support is on offer.
“In the long term, energy efficiency is still the best way to save money on bills. Scottish Gas is pleased to be working with government at all levels to roll out free loft and cavity wall insulation for eligible households, and you don’t need to be a Scottish Gas customer to sign up.
“We’re also proud to be leading the way in the roll-out of smart meters which enable you to see how much energy you are using in pounds and pence and identify where savings can be made.”