The UK’s Energy Saving Trust (EST) has today opened a new telephone advice line, which will give the general public information on how to save energy at home and at work.

Run in partnership with Careline Services, the line will provide advice on how to reduce monthly bills by becoming more energy efficient. The service will also offer information about existing Government-run schemes including the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT), which requires energy suppliers to install free or subsidised insulation, and Warm Front, the heating grant scheme.

Speaking at the launch of the new service, Department of Energy and Climate Change Minister, Greg Barker, said: “Having a central and trusted advice line is crucial to ensure people have all the right information about how they can save energy and money. This phone line will ultimately be one of the ways the public will be able to learn more about the Green Deal when it is launched later this year, providing information on how people can benefit from this new and groundbreaking scheme.”

Philip Sellwood, Chief Executive of the Energy Saving Trust, commented: “We’ll continue to help people get the right advice at the right time, giving them the confidence to fit energy saving measures which help them to start saving money on their fuel bills. Drawing on our 20 years of consumer advice experience we’ll make sure that the advice given remains impartial and at the highest standard.”

The advice line will also provide information and advice to those wishing to take advantage of Government’s flagship energy policy, the Green Deal.

Energy efficiency advisors are now available to take calls from the public on 0300 123 1234.