Stay warm

Guidance to help you keep warm and well this winter.


Keep your home warmKeeping warm by the fire

Follow these tips to keep you and your family warm and well at home:

  • make sure your boiler has been serviced. This will ensure it is working properly, is safe and running efficiently as possible
  • don't block up air vents, as fires and heaters need ventilation. Good ventilation also helps to prevent condensation
  • make sure radiators are not obstructed by furniture or curtains
  • keep your main living room heated at approximately 21°C (70F) and the rest of your home at least 18°C (65F)

Purchase a carbon monoxide detector if you use gas or oil appliances and test your smoke alarms every week.

To arrange a free home fire safety visit call: 0300 303 0088 or visit the Essex Fire Service website.

Support services

 The Council for Voluntary Service Uttlesford (CVSU) - helping you to feel warm and safe in your home over winter

 Uttlesford Home Repairs Assistance - offering practical help to homeowners on low incomes to improve energy efficiency

 Keeping warm in Uttlesford - advice for older people


Help with heating costs

 Grants and assistance for householders

Warm Homes Essex - practical advice and support to anyone who is finding it hard to heat their home

Energy efficiency - what you can do