To help reduce fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency for Bracknell Forest residents, the council has teamed up with Affordable Warmth Solutions (AWS) and Cadent Gas to replace electric storage heaters with gas central heating in the most energy inefficient homes.
Gas central heating is considered one of the most cost-effective ways to heat the home, The Warm Homes Scheme not only provides residents with greater control of their heating regime but could save them money on their heating bills too.
470 homes in Warfield Park have already made the swap, but the scheme would like to help as many residents as possible to join the mains gas network and become more energy efficient, with the work being largely funded and in some eligible cases, free of charge.
Cllr Mrs Dorothy Hayes MBE, Executive Member for Environment, said:
“This is a fantastic opportunity for residents still living with electric storage heaters to come forward.
“In order to be carbon neutral by 2050, we will need the people of Bracknell Forest to take responsibility for their own carbon footprint and look at how they can make their day-to-day lives more environmentally friendly, this is the perfect first step.
“Having an energy efficient home not only benefits the environment but could save you money on your energy bills, as well as having the benefit of timing your heating to your needs and comfort.”
If you are living in the borough and currently have electric storage heaters, please contact us by visiting Warm Homes Scheme.