New initiative to keep homes in East Herts warmer, greener while saving on fuel bills
Published 23rd November 2021
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People across East Herts are being encouraged to check if they are eligible to receive help under a new scheme being launched to help local householders be warmer in their homes, lower their carbon emissions and save money on their fuel bills this winter.

Under the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme, delivered by Warmworks on behalf of East Herts Council (EHC) with funding from the UK Government, householders can apply to receive improvements to increase the comfort and warmth in their home. The scheme offers a wide range of insulation measures and renewable heating technologies which are designed to support a reduction in the property's impact on the environment, including air source, ground source and hybrid heat pumps. 

The Green Homes Grant scheme is open to homeowners, private tenants and people in social rented accommodation, where the home has a low energy rating and a low annual income. 

If Warmworks work out the household coming forward would be eligible for support, they will arrange a survey of the home to agree the work that will be carried out. An accredited and registered sub-contractor team then completes the installation of the agreed heating and energy-efficiency measures, before an independent inspection assesses the completed work against rigorous quality standards. Where required, Warmworks will also then arrange for a full annual service to be completed 12 months later. 

Councillor Graham McAndrew, executive member for environmental sustainability at EHC, said: “As we move into winter and we depend on our heating systems more, the Green Homes Grant scheme offers vital improvements that could see many people across East Herts who are on a low income and finding it hard to heat their home benefit from measures that could see them being warmer, reduce their bills and decrease their carbon footprint.

“Through their Environmental Sustainability Action Plan, EHC are working on a wide range of initiatives to help us all work to reduce our carbon emissions. This new scheme is a great opportunity for householders to make a real difference to their homes. I’d encourage everyone in East Herts to check if they are eligible to receive help from the Green Homes Grant scheme”.

Ross Armstrong, Warmworks Managing Director, said: “On the back of the COP26 conference in Glasgow, I’m delighted that Warmworks is working in partnership with EHC to deliver the Green Homes Grant scheme. 

“Not only do the funded energy efficiency measures that the scheme provides give local people an opportunity to reduce their carbon emissions and support the transition to Net Zero, but as the colder weather hits, one of the most important benefits we can offer through the scheme is to help people feel warmer, healthier and happier in their homes during these winter months. 

“A few minutes to complete our short application could help your home stay warmer for years ahead.”

You can find out if you are eligible for the scheme by completing the short application form.