Laura Head, Community Partnership Officer with Home Energy Scotland said: “We recognise that with over 280,000 electrically heated homes in Scotland, many people are finding it too costly to keep their home warm and comfortable, especially with so many of us working from home at the moment.
“Electric heating systems can be tricky to use, plus the metering and tariffs can make it harder to switch to a cheaper tariff so those who need the most support are often left out in the cold.”
Home Energy Scotland’s free training will help you give sound advice about electric heating. The course explains how different electric heating systems work and are controlled.
They will also cover electricity supply and the different ways customers pay for it through their meter and tariff type, including Economy 7, Economy 2000, Total Heat, Total Control, and ComfortPlus tariffs.
Participants don’t need a technical background, but an awareness of how householders interact with the energy market will be helpful. The training takes three hours or can be split into two sessions, and can be delivered online. Training can even be tailored to suit the participants’ level of knowledge, or focus on the heating and metering combinations most relevant to the people you work with.