by jackiebrodie on 3 November, 2017
Teignbridge District Council is working in partnership with a number of companies to help residents to improve the warmth and comfort of their homes.
The Help to Heat scheme grant funding became available through the Government’s Energy Company Obligation scheme and is provided by energy suppliers.
Grants are available for replacement boilers, including mains gas boilers, and non-gas boilers, such as LPG and oil, as well as replacement electric storage heaters, and insulation, including cavity wall and loft insulation, and possibly solid wall insulation.
The scheme is open to private homeowners, tenants and landlords living in Teignbridge.
Anybody who privately rents can apply for a grant regardless of their circumstances, but the property they live in must have a D,E,F or G Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating. For tenants with a D EPC rating, the property must be classified as hard to heat, i.e. have solid walls or hard to treat cavity walls.
In regards to park home owners, anyone qualifies to apply for a grant regardless of their circumstances.
Anyone who privately owns their home can apply for a grant if they are on a low income or they are in receipt of a qualifying benefit, as well as living in a high cost home.
Additionally anyone who has a health condition which is made worse by the cold and who is on a low income can apply through this scheme.
To find out more, or to register for a free no obligation survey, residents can email email@example.com or call the Housing team on 01626 215202.
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