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If you own your own home either through a mortgage or outright then you are a homeowner. The property may be a freehold or a leasehold and you may also pay ground rent or a service charge.



Free solar panels, insulation and more…

If you have a household income of £30,000 or less and an energy inefficient home, you can get free solar PV, solid wall insulation and air source heat pumps. This is worth up to £10,000.

Save energy. Save money.

Portsmouth City Council works closely with the Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP for short) to offer eligible residents a completely FREE energy and money saving service.

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Save water,
save money

Did you know that your water use at home contributes to your energy bill?

Changing the way you use water can reduce your energy usage significantly and reduce your bills.

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Ethical Loans

The Wessex Community Bank can provide ethical, low interest loans for home repairs and energy efficiency improvements. These can be used with all of our Approved Installers. So you can pay for the improvements your home needs with no upfront cost and fixed monthly payments.


Switch energy supplier

We have teamed up with uSwitch to get Portsmouth residents switched on to saving money on energy bills.

It’s quick and easy to compare different gas and electricity suppliers to help find the cheapest energy prices. Switch to a better deal and cut the cost of your bills. It really is that straight forward with uSwitch taking care of the switch process, so you don’t have to!

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Emergency boiler replacement

Our boiler replacement scheme offers emergency assistance to homeowners where their gas boiler has broken down or been condemned. This service works in partnership with ECHO (Emergency Central Heating Offer), and is available to homeowners in Portsmouth, Gosport and Havant.

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Free gas central

Eligible Portsmouth, Gosport and Havant residents are being offered free gas central heating systems and installation as part of a new Portsmouth City Council initiative.

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People we've helped



Through a number of partnerships Portsmouth City Council were able to offer Cynthia expert advice which lead to a number of energy saving measures being offered at no cost.


This included:

  • Free gas central heating
  • Free low energy LED lighting
  • Free energy efficiency advice
  • Free loft insulation
  • A more cost-effective energy tariff
  • Income and benefits


“I’m so happy with my new heating system, the installers have worked miracles. I can’t tell you enough how brilliant the whole process was, they were lovely people. I’d give the scheme 15 out of 10” – Cynthia


In total Cynthia received £4,200 worth of home energy improvements which deliver her an annual saving of £3,740 including increased income.