Households who suffered flood damage to their heating systems this summer may be entitled to grants to help with boiler replacements.
The Government-funded Warm Front scheme, managed by residential energy efficiency provider Eaga plc, provides grants of up to £2,700 for households on qualifying benefits to install heating, insulation and other energy saving improvements.
This financial help could prove a lifeline to those who had their heating damaged during the recent floods.
Ashley Guise, a Divisional Managing Director with Eaga, said: “This year’s floods have been devastating for thousands of households across the UK, and now that the big clean up is underway, people will be looking for as much help as they can get.
“In many cases a call to Warm Front could prove enormously beneficial and bring some genuine and welcome relief – especially for those who may not have sufficient insurance cover.
“Unfortunately, winter is never far away so it really does make sense to apply for help right now.”
Installations through Warm Front, including modern energy efficient heating systems, insulation, draught-proofing and other improvements, are all designed to make homes warmer and more comfortable. They can also help lower annual fuel bills on average by up to £200.
More than 1.4 million households have now received assistance since the scheme started in 2000.
Delivered on such a large scale, Warm Front is also making significant reductions to residential C02 emissions and supporting UK efforts to tackle climate change.
Typically, the residential energy efficiency work carried out by Eaga can cut annual carbon emissions on from an average home by up to a tonne.
To find out if you qualify for Warm Front grant contact 0800 316 6007 and quote MK858 or visit www.warmfront.co.uk
Notes to Editors
- Eaga plc is the UK’s largest residential energy efficiency provider. The company is a leader in the provision of innovative and sustainable services, products and solutions that address the environmental, social and energy efficiency objectives of Government and the private sector both nationally and internationally.
- Working in partnership with central and local government Eaga is positioned at the heart of policy-making and front-end delivery of social and environmental improvement programmes. Eaga operates across the UK and in the Republic of Ireland, India and Canada employing over 3,500 people.
- Eaga was established in Newcastle in 1990 to lead government funded efforts to improve the living conditions of vulnerable people living in cold, damp and energy inefficient homes across England. Since its inception, Eaga has made a positive difference to over 5 million disadvantaged households across the UK, by installing energy efficiency measures and central heating.
- Eaga holds the contract to deliver the £1.5 billion Warm Front programme in England, the cornerstone of government's target to eliminate fuel poverty by installing energy efficiency measures in vulnerable homes by 2010. Eaga also works with devolved nation governments to deliver similar schemes across the UK.
- As a co-owned business, Eaga is one of only a handful of UK organisations where every employee with over a year’s service is entitled to a share in the success of the business. Eaga’s commitment to co-ownership is an integral part of the values that define the ethos of the business and what it means to be an Eaga employee.
- The Government has set targets for all local authorities to have all social rented homes meeting Decent Homes standards by 2010. This requires homes to be fit for habitation, in a reasonable state of repair, with reasonably modern facilities and services and a reasonable degree of thermal comfort.
- Since 2000, Eaga has invested over £3 million in the independent Eaga Partnership Charitable Trust which funds research into solutions to fuel poverty.
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