North East Lincolnshire Council

Energy efficient heating for hundreds of homes

A number of homes in our area could get their heating systems revamped thanks to a new scheme.

The scheme, which will offer qualifying residents the chance to upgrade from storage or room heaters, or solid fuel fires to A-rated gas central heating for little or no cost, is being offered by the South Humber Energy Efficiency Partnership (SHEEP) across North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire

Householders living in specific postcode areas, or those that receive certain income related benefits could take part in the scheme. Residents that have a low household income or suffer from a cold related illness could also qualify for support (subject to survey).

The South Humber Energy Efficiency Partnership includes both North Lincolnshire Council and North East Lincolnshire Council. It was established to help householders across the district save energy and money.

In November the partnership secured over £380,000 of funding through the National Grid’s new £150m Warm Homes Fund – a unique programme administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions and only available to Local Authorities and Housing Associations.

The North and North East Lincolnshire bid was one of 40 to receive funding out of over 200 applications. The Councils now have funding in place to help a multitude of residents improve the thermal comfort of their homes.

Mains gas is still one of the most cost effective domestic fuel types. According to the Energy Saving Trust, the average household could save over £560 a year just by switching from electric heating to gas.

The award winning community interest company YES Energy Solutions has been selected to manage the scheme on behalf of both Councils.

In some instances a connection to the mains gas network will be required to help residents access gas for the first time, with additional funding available to cover connection costs.

If you feel that you could benefit from a main gas central heating system and may meet the eligibility criteria, then get in touch today.

Call North East Lincolnshire Council on 01472 324782 or YES Energy Solutions on: 01422 417584 (office hours, 9am – 5pm, Mon – Fri).

Alternatively email: projects@yesenergysolutions.co.uk

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