Residents to benefit from energy efficiency scheme

Saturday, 14th February, 2015 at 10:51 pm

105.9 Bishop FM Web Team

Warm Up North’s head of commercial Jon Kershaw (left) with Stuart Margerrison (right), director of business installations at British Gas.

Warm Up North’s head of commercial Jon Kershaw (left) with Stuart Margerrison (right), director of business installations at British Gas.

Residents in South Durham could be eligible for subsidised or free gas boilers as part of an energy efficiency scheme. Warm Up North are offering the boilers to residents in receipt of certain benefits that own their own home or are a private tenant.

The scheme was launched two years ago and aims to tackle fuel poverty by making it more affordable to keep homes warm. Warm Up North is endorsed by Durham County Council and will see old, inefficient boilers replaced.

“Many residents across County Durham are already making savings on their energy bills as a result of the Warm Up North scheme and now even more people could benefit from support,” said Councillor Eddie Tomlinson, cabinet member for housing and rural issues at Durham County Council and Councillor for Crook.

“When choosing Warm Up North people can also feel assured as we are one of nine North East local authorities to endorse the scheme. Residents who may be struggling to keep warm at home this winter because of an old inefficient boiler should contact the team today to check their eligibility.”

Home owners or residents living in private rented accommodation with an inefficient gas boiler could qualify for a free A-rated boiler. Part-funding for a replacement could also be available for those who don’t qualify for the fully free boiler.

Warm Up North can be contacted on 0800 316 4320 or www.warmupnorth.com.