Funding makes Stratford district homes warmer and more energy efficient - The Stratford Observer

Funding makes Stratford district homes warmer and more energy efficient

Stratford Editorial 6th Feb, 2024   0

HOMES in Stratford district are warmer and more energy efficient thanks to sustainable warmth funding.

Forty five energy efficient measures, including insulation and solar panels, have been delivered to 30 homes thanks to the funding from Stratford District Council.

One resident said: “I should like to express my appreciation for the efficient way that the process has been handled. My wife and I are delighted that solar panels have been installed and have noticed after even such a short time, that a noticeable amount has been saved on our electricity bill.

“Everyone involved was friendly and professional and the work was carried out much more quickly that we imagined it would be.”

The scheme aims to improve the warmth and comfort of homes that do not have mains-gas heating, while also reducing energy bills, carbon emissions and levels of fuel poverty across the county.

Eligible households could receive free energy efficiency improvements or clean heating, such as air source heat pumps, for their homes, following a home assessment.

Residents could be eligible if they are a homeowner or a private rented tenant and don’t have gas central heating, have an Energy Performance Certificate of D, E, F or G and have a combined annual household income under £31,000.

Applications are being made through local charity Act on Energy, and all energy efficiency measures are carried out by E.ON, a Trustmark registered contractor.

SDC leader Coun Susan Juned added: “I would encourage anyone who might be eligible to get in touch, especially those in the qualifying postcode areas in Alcester East and West, to see what improvements can be made to your home to make it warm and affordable.”

For more information about the scheme, including details on how to apply, visit the Act on Energy website.

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