North East Derbyshire District Council is helping householders get their share of Government funds of up to £10,000 when making their homes more energy efficient.
Housing emissions within North East Derbyshire District are one of the biggest contributing factors to Climate Change and costing resident’s money. The less efficient a house is, the more it costs to run and the more carbon it emits.
The Council’s Home Improvement Team (HIT) are helping home owners access national schemes that offers between £5,000 to £10,000 towards major home energy efficiency measures depending on your personal circumstances.
For smaller measures, the scheme offers 2/3 off, so if you are looking to install cavity wall insulation at £600, you only pay £200 towards it, but if you do qualify for the higher scheme and relevant qualifying benefits this would be free of charge.
The HIT team can offer free and impartial advice on how to access the funding, what is best for you and your home to save you money and reduce your carbon emissions, whilst also able to recommend trusted local traders.
North East Derbyshire District Council Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Councillor Jeremey Kenyon said, “This is an incredible opportunity for our residents to not only save thousands of pounds on making their homes more energy efficient, but also help reduce the impacts of Climate Change whilst saving them money”.
“We have a dedicated team of officers who can assess your home to find the best ways for you to help the environment, save money and access the national schemes, using traders you can trust”.
This scheme enables home owners to make vital upgrades to their homes and accessing energy saving measures which otherwise may have not been affordable”.
The Council can offer assistance from the start, a simple upgrade such as upgrading your insulation for you walls and heating can potentially save you in excess of £300 along with over a tonne of carbon per year.