Keeping warm at home
Keeping warm will help you stay healthy, especially if you’re older or are vulnerable. Here are some top tips:
- Fitting draught proofing to seal any gaps around windows and doors
- Making sure you have loft insulation. And if you have cavity walls, make sure they are insulated too
- Insulate your hot water cylinder and pipes
- Draw your curtains at dusk to help keep heat generated inside your rooms
- Make sure your radiators are not obstructed by furniture or curtains
Sustainable Warmth Grants
Residents on low incomes could get up to £25,000 of home improvements free of charge. This is through the Government's Sustainable Warmth Scheme.
Anyone who owns and lives in a property with a low energy efficiency rating could make use of measures like loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, solar panels and other improvements.
Households heated by alternative fuels such as oil heating or electric only heaters, and with an annual income of less than £30,000, could be eligible for up to £25,000 at no cost to them.
Households with the lowest Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of G, F or E and an annual income of less than £30,000 could be eligible for up to £10,000, also at no cost.
If you are interested in finding out more or want to see if you qualify, please apply through City Energy online or call 02921 680951. Or contact our energy team, which can also give advice on these grants.
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