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North East Lincolnshire Council launch home energy efficiency scheme

10:21 am, Friday, 24th June 2022 - 2 months ago

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North East Lincolnshire Council has secured Government funding to help residents improve the warmth and efficiency of their homes.

With energy bills at an all-time high, the council is providing a scheme offering a range of fully-funded home improvements to improve energy efficiency for eligible homeowners. 

Most eligible properties will receive upgrades up to the value of £10,000. However, up to £25,000 funding could be made available to qualifying homes.

Private renting tenants are also able to apply, but landlords must contribute one third of the total costs.

The property type will dictate the improvements householders can receive which may include insulation, solar panels, air source heat pumps and high heat retention electric storage heaters.

North East Lincolnshire Council is working with energy experts YES Energy Solutions to help residents qualify for the scheme.

To qualify, residents must have a household income of £30,000 or less, or receive means tested benefits, with household savings of no more than £16,000.

Properties must also be suitable for the measures available in the scheme and have a low energy efficiency rating, specifically EPC rating’s E, F and G.

Councillor Philip Jackson, Leader and Portfolio Holder for Economy, Net Zero, Skills and Housing said: “This scheme will help reduce residents’ energy bills at a time when the recent price cap increases have had a detrimental impact for many.

“We are urging our residents to apply to the scheme to improve the energy efficiency of their homes so this winter they can be warm without extremely high bills.”

Residents interested in the scheme are encouraged to call YES Energy Solutions on 03309 126 199 or alternatively contact the Home Energy Team on (01472) 326296 option 5.

Top tips to reduce your fuel bills:

  • Turn appliances off stand by
  • Install a smart thermostat
  • Turn down your thermostat
  • Buy energy efficient appliances
  • Wash clothes at lower temperatures
  • Insulate your property
  • Take regular meter readings
  • Monitor your usage
  • Instead of using your tumble dryer, get your washing outside to dry
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