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Free insulation scheme launched to keep the summertime feel all year round

27 July 2018

Close up of a hand adjusting a radiator.

We've launched a new scheme to help reduce energy bills for residents and ensure they’re not left out in the cold once the summer ends.

The great British summertime may be in full swing, but with a limited number of free energy efficiency measures available, householders are being urged to snap them up sooner, rather than later, to ensure a cheaper, warmer winter this year.

The new scheme is more accessible than ever before and residents don't need to be on benefits to apply. The scheme is also available to people who are privately renting their property.

Measures include free draft insulation, hot water cylinder covers and radiator foils. People may also be able to access loft and cavity wall insulation.

40 free brand new central heating systems also on offer

Working with Energyworks and Groundwork, we've also secured money from the Warm Homes Fund to install 40 A rated central heating systems free of charge in homes which don't currently have gas central heating.

The National Grid Warm Homes Fund is designed to help households living in fuel poverty across the country who struggle to pay for heating and are relying on expensive or inefficient systems. The council has also contributed money to the project.

Councillor Linda Robinson, Assistant Cabinet Member for Housing and Environment, said: "With the fantastic weather we've been enjoying of late, I'm sure preparing their homes for winter will be the last thing on most people's minds, but now is actually a great time to start planning.

"This financial support will only be available for a limited amount of time and, by getting their homes ready now, our residents will start saving the moment the temperature drops. This scheme could help households save up to £175 a year, so it's definitely worth getting in touch".