Liverpool residents are being given the chance to make their home more energy efficient and save money at the same time.
Liverpool City Council has been awarded government funding to install energy saving measures in homes that meet the criteria and would benefit from the scheme.
Eligible residents will have a free property survey – which is bespoke and provides recommendations on the types of improvements that can be made to make the property more energy efficient. These improvements could save on fuel bills and reduce carbon emissions.
Examples of energy efficient measures that could be made, include cavity wall and loft Insulation, underfloor heating, energy efficient doors or the replacement of single-glazed windows. All measures are subject to eligibility and the survey.
To qualify for these improvements, homeowners must:
• Have a combined household income of less than £30,000 (gross) and
• The property must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E, F, or G
If you are a private tenant who rents their home, you can still apply for the scheme subject to eligibility and survey. Your landlord will be required to fund a third of the costs of the measures installed – up to a maximum of £5,000.
Anyone living in Liverpool who believes they may be eligible for the initiative, is urged to contact the Healthy Homes team on 0800 012 1754 and quote “Green Homes Grant” or email email@example.com
Funding is limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Liverpool’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Councillor Abdul Qadir said “Seventeen per cent of people in our city live in fuel poverty, which is made worse because their houses are not energy efficient or adequately insulated.
“It is a fact that living in cold, damp homes, which are inadequately heated has a direct impact on health, so I urge anyone who meets the criteria to come forward, as this scheme is fully funded for those who are eligible.”
Healthy Homes Team Programme Manager, Anju Rooney, said: “We’re committed to working with residents make their homes warmer and more comfortable to live in.
“Energy costs are rising, but by making some changes to existing energy efficient measures, households could see a real reduction in their energy bills.”