West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine MP Stuart Donaldson is urging his constituents to ensure they are ready for winter.
With the onset of colder weather predicted, he is calling on them to take advantage of free help and support with energy bills.
The MP warned it is essential to be prepared.
Mr Donaldson said: “I want everyone in my constituency to understand what help is available for them, and for their family and friends.
“Being energy efficient and keeping bills under control is really important, so I’d encourage people to get in touch with
their energy supplier to find out what support is on offer.
“There are a number of simple steps that every constituent should take to make sure they’re doing all they can to keep their bills down and their home warm.”
Sarwjit Sambhi, who is managing director of UK Home at Scottish Gas, echoed the advice.
He said: “Winter can be a challenging time for households and many people may be concerned about their winter energy bill.
“Help is available and we urge customers to get in touch so we can offer them advice and support.
“In the long term, energy efficiency is still the best way to save money on bills.
“Scottish Gas is proud to be leading the roll-out of smart meters across the UK, which enable you to see how much energy you’re using in pounds and pence, and identify where savings can be made.”