Energy advice

Helping people change the way they think and act on energy

Giving energy advice

Appropriate energy advice is one of the keys to a sustainable future - and essential if we are to help people understand what they can do to improve the energy efficiency of our homes, offices and public buildings.

CSE has nearly thirty years’ experience of giving energy advice both to householders and to organisations. All our advisors are trained to a high standard and committed to giving top-quality advice that leads to lower energy bills and warmer homes – and in some cases both.

If you are a householder seeking advice on how to save energy in your home, see our energy advice for householders microsite, or call us on 0800 082 2234 or 0117 934 1957 or check out our Facebook page at

We work with partners such as local authorities and public-sector organisations to target our advice services on those households most in need. Click here for details of the local advice work (and other projects) we're working on with local authorities.

Energy advice leaflets and poster

We have also produced a suite of over 40 simple information sheets covering many aspects of domestic energy use from loft insulation to using your central heating controls, and secondary glazing to understanding your electricity bill

You can download CSE's energy advice leaflets from this page, or read them online on our 'Love Your Home' advice site.

Small quantities of printed leaflets are available for distribution in Bristol and Somerset, free to CSE's local partner organisations and community groups and at a small charge to local authorities, housing associations and similar organisations.

We can also provide bespoke versions to 'out of area' organistions. Drop us a line for details.

And here's a fun poster, based on the content of our 'tip-house'.

Out and about

If you want to meet us face to face, check out our energy advice diary to find out where we'll be (or check out our group photo!)

Finally, here is an example of how energy advice can improve people's lives. Firstly, what a householder told us when they first got in touch:

“The carpet in the lounge is very wet due to the condensation problems - which means that my house feels very cold and depressing - I try and go out as much as possible. It means that I am very unhappy at home and wish that I could move house.”

And this is what they said a few weeks later:

“Since having the energy efficiency advice I now know how to use my night storage heaters and the house is now warm when I need it… the condensation is now manageable and I keep the door shut. I am much happier in the house.”