Are you a small business worried about rising energy prices?  Energy Alton is offering free, independent and tailored energy advice to small businesses across East Hampshire. 

Our trained volunteers are available to carry out free energy surveys at business premises.  They will look at how a building could be improved to reduce heat loss and suggest a range of solutions, from draught proofing to insulation. 

The survey will also cover advice around heating systems, hot water appliances and lighting plus how ventilation could be upgraded to reduce the risk of damp and condensation.  It is followed up with a written report which details all the ways in which energy costs can be reduced plus information on installers and funding.

After a steep increase in their energy bills, The Kings Arms Youth Centre in Alton contacted Energy Alton for advice on how they could heat their (rented) building more efficiently.  A volunteer surveyor identified several measures to reduce heat loss – including loft and internal wall insulation, secondary glazing, thermal curtains plus replacing oil filled radiators with more efficient programmable storage heaters. 

Will Schofield, Operations Manager (pictured below) said “Mike was brilliant and answered all my questions – it was good to have advice on different options.  I didn’t have the time to research it all myself, so I really appreciated having a report which helped me create an action list.”  Will is now getting quotes for much of the suggested work and is looking forward to a warmer and cheaper winter next year.

One of our volunteers also carried out a survey for the Cardiac Rehab Centre in Alton. Their chief executive, Sarah Quarterman, said “We took up the offer of a free Energy Alton survey via an EHDC business breakfast meeting because we have a Going Green project at the Cardiac Rehab Centre to reduce our carbon footprint.  The survey included an analysis of our energy usage and the subsequent report pointed to several measures we should take to decrease our energy consumption, reduce our carbon footprint and save money.  I would recommend an Energy Alton Survey for all charities and small businesses with their own property.”

For more information or to arrange a free survey, email or call 07811 462 659

**New Energy Alton Energy Efficiency Grant Scheme for Businesses in East Hampshire**

We have a limited number of grants available to small businesses in East Hampshire to help them install energy efficiency measures. More details and eligibility criteria here.