St Albans Warmer Homes Scheme launches for residents to improve their home’s energy efficiency
St Albans Warmer Homes Scheme launches for residents to improve their home’s energy efficiency Oct 20, 2020
In partnership with YES Energy Solutions, St Albans City and District Council are making it easier for
certain residents to access FREE and LOW COST home energy efficiency
improvements such as insulation and brand new A-rated boilers.
The St Albans Warmer Homes scheme accesses the Government’s
Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding to help qualifying residents in the
area improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their fuel bills
to stay warm for less.
The scheme is focussed on helping householders who have high
energy bills in relation to their income as well as those who are particularly
vulnerable to the cold.
Residents can qualify for funding through a range of
criteria, which includes receiving means tested benefits or being on a low
household income with high energy bills.
In addition, elderly residents, those with a young family,
pregnant women or residents with a health condition made worse by the cold,
could also qualify for funding.
Qualifying residents may be able to receive FREE or LOW COST
cavity wall and loft insulation as well as new boilers.
Additional funding may also be available for boiler upgrades
if a resident qualifying for the scheme is over 60 and would otherwise be
unable to afford the measure.
The St Albans Warmer Homes Scheme is managed by award
winning Community Interest Company YES Energy Solutions on behalf of the
Cllr Chris White, Leader of St Albans District Council,
said: “With health being on most people’s
minds, we are delighted to offer a scheme that can help to improve winter
health by helping residents stay comfortably warm all year round. We want to
make sure that every resident is safe and warm in their home this winter,
whilst also helping to reduce energy use and carbon emissions for our climate.
“The scheme will also
help residents save money by reducing their energy use with greener and more
efficient heating systems and insulation which acts like a blanket around your
“We hope that we can
help residents during the troubling times of the pandemic by providing
healthier homes to those in need of help.”
Installations will be completed through YES Energy
Solutions’ network of industry accredited contractors.
Residents who think that they may qualify for the scheme are
advised to call YES Energy Solutions on 01422 880100.