An energy efficiency scheme already keeping more than 150 homes warmer this winter will be rolled out to even more families following the latest Government cash boost.
The scheme, run by North Lincolnshire Council, has improved the energy efficiency of the homes, dramatically reducing energy consumption and collectively made almost 7,000 tonnes of annual carbon savings.
Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Government cash has been used to enable people to keep their homes warmer through winter – it will have had a real impact on people’s lives and with the additional cash coming we will be able to extend this scheme further to enable more people to keep themselves safe, well and warm.”
Two phases of the scheme have already been completed as part of the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery (LAD) programme with partner YES Energy Solutions. The next stage of funding, which takes the total Government backing to almost £4m, will include measures for hard to heat homes off the mains gas network.
Barbara Cook had fully-funded external wall insulation installed onto her park home in Scunthorpe. She said: “It was really good to find out I could receive so much funding and I am very happy with the work the installers did; the finish looks great.
“In the morning and at night I have noticed the difference, I don’t have to turn my heating on as much as I did. It was cold at the start of the year, but I didn’t feel it as much now I’ve got the new insulation.”
Barbara went on to explain how her neighbours felt about the scheme, saying: “I think everyone is glad they signed up to the scheme – nearly everyone on the street has had it done and they look really good. The install didn’t take long at all, the workmen did the job quickly and didn’t cause any hassle. Overall, I was really happy with everything.”
Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for environment and strategic planning, added: “This is an excellent scheme and supports the council’s plans to reduce carbon emissions and associated energy costs.
“By providing wall insulation for these properties it has improved the energy efficiency, resulting in warmer homes and cost savings on their energy bills.”
Eligible households (those with an energy performance rating of an E, F or G) have been provided with wall insulation which has, on every occasion, seen an increase in the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating.
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