New funding is available to help eligible homes in Bracknell Forest become, greener, warmer and cheaper through the Sustainable Warmth Scheme.
Households with a combined gross income of less than £30,000 and those living in a house with an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating of D or below could be eligible for up to £10,000 of upgrades to be carried out on their property. With up to £25,000 available for some of the least efficient homes, heated by the most polluting fuel sources.
Cost and energy saving work could include:
- insulation and ventilation upgrades
- an upgrade to a low carbon heating system (the new heating system cannot include a gas or oil boiler)
- heating controls
- solar photovoltaic (PV) that generates free electricity
- energy efficient lighting
The scheme is being provided through the Greater South East Net Zero Hub and their managing agents, City Energy.
Cllr Mrs Dorothy Hayes MBE, Executive Member for Environment, said:
“We are extremely committed to reducing fuel poverty within Bracknell Forest and with many residents facing a cost-of-living crisis, we are actively encouraging them to check their eligibility for this scheme in order to save on their energy bills, reduce their carbon footprint and to stay warm.
“Residents wanting to apply will be guided through the application process by City Energy and, if successful, the installer will identify which improvements are most beneficial to the home.”
Funding is available both to households heated by a gas boiler connected to the mains gas grid, but also to households heated by alternative fuels including electricity, oil, liquid propane gas, and solid fuels.