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Offer to help reduce energy costs of homes

Left to right: Warm Up Norths Jon Kershaw with Coun Allan Hepple, policy board member for housing at Northumberland County Council and Peter Hately, partner steering group representative for Northumberland County Council.

Left to right: Warm Up Norths Jon Kershaw with Coun Allan Hepple, policy board member for housing at Northumberland County Council and Peter Hately, partner steering group representative for Northumberland County Council.

Residents are being offered the chance to have the energy efficiency of their homes checked.

Warm Up North is working with Northumberland County Council to offer 50 households in the county a free Green Deal Assessment to find out how they could make their homes more energy efficient.

Following the assessment – available on a first-come first-served basis – residents can choose whether they want to implement the advice or not, and which work they want carried out, including boiler replacement, cavity wall insulation, heating systems, loft insulation and more.

Coun Allan Hepple, policy board member responsible for housing at the council, said: “This scheme is providing some great opportunities for residents to make improvements to the energy efficiency of their homes.

“I have already seen examples of the work this scheme is helping to achieve for residents.

“They have benefited from energy efficiency improvements, tackling fuel poverty and are already seeing huge reductions in their energy bills.

“There are also going to be economic benefits as local companies have been encouraged to bid for some of the work, and we also hope to see further opportunities such as new apprenticeships.

“I would encourage residents who are interested in finding out more to get in touch with the Warm Up North team.”

For more contact 0800 294 8073 or visit www.warmupnorth.com

Jon Kershaw, head of operations at Warm Up North, said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer a no obligation Green Deal assessment completely free of charge to the first 50 people who apply in each local authority area including in Northumberland.

“The key benefit of Green Deal is that you not only get energy efficiency advice tailored specifically to your home and lifestyle, but you could also use Green Deal Finance to pay for the improvements without paying any upfront cost.

“Through our partnership with nine of the region’s local authorities, including Northumberland County Council, we are looking forward to helping even more residents to benefit from comfortable homes and more affordable energy bills in the long-term.”

 

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