TAMESIDE residents are being urged to take advantage of a money-saving boiler and insulation offer - which has now been extended until 31 March 2017.
The Greater Manchester Energy Heroes scheme offers qualifying households free or discounted new boilers and home insulation that could save hundreds of pounds from fuel bills.
The ten Greater Manchester local authorities have joined forces with E.ON to run the scheme, which it is estimated could help more than 30,000 homes in Greater Manchester which are struggling to keep warm and pay their fuel bills this winter. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and the NHS are supporting the scheme.
Residents – both home owners and private tenants – who are on a low income are encouraged to call Freephone 0800 508 8008 to book a free home survey to see if they qualify for free or subsidised works. It is recommended they call by 3 February 2017 to see if they are eligible to have a new efficient boiler installed by the end of March 2017.
It is estimated households can save £350 a year by having a new boiler fitted, £70 by insulating their loft and £290 through cavity wall insulation. So far over 500 people have requested help through the scheme.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service are supporting the scheme by raising awareness of the offer during Safe and Well visits, as well as including information in the thousands of letters sent by our Contact Centre every week to help reduce fire risk and improve health outcomes.
Tameside Council Carbon and Waste Reduction Panel Chair Cllr Barrie Holland said: “It’s great news that this offer – which is designed to help the most vulnerable households - has been extended but people must act quickly to take advantage of it. Home insulation and an energy efficient boiler can help to reduce fuel bills while also having a positive impact on health.”
For more information visit: eonenergy.com/energyheroes
The scheme is subject to survey and availability.