Helping homeowners take control of energy bills

trustmarkA new campaign to ‘empower’ UK households to take control of rising energy bills has been launched with support from TrustMark, the government endorsed quality mark for tradesmen.

,The Big Energy Vision aims to help householders to ‘use less, waste less and pay less’ for their energy, by communicating ‘clear, simple and consistent’ messages about the things people can do to control their bills. This includes a range of energy saving home improvements and maintenance jobs that can be done by local reputable tradespeople.

,Liz Male, chairman of TrustMark, said: “We want to see homeowners feeling confident, positive and protected in taking control of their energy efficiency. We also want to see a larger, stronger and more stable market for the thousands of skilled firms and tradespeople within TrustMark who are ready and waiting to provide homeowners with energy-saving home RMI (repair, maintenance and improvement) work, but who are frustrated by the misinformation, mixed messages and dysfunctional way that this market operates at present.

,“TrustMark is committed to supporting this initiative to help homeowners take control of their energy, to use less, waste less and pay less. Our aim is to see a national upsurge in energy-saving, fuel-bill-slashing, high quality home improvement and repair projects carried out all over the country by confident consumers using their local reputable TrustMark-registered tradespeople.”

,To get involved, get in touch on Twitter using #energycontrol and #UseLessWasteLessPayLess, via the Energy Control website or by emailing


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