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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Cosy scheme could help you save money on energy bills

Homeowners in West Lancashire could reap the benefits of a £6 million scheme that will help keep their homes warm and their bills down.

Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHIL) will provide free or subsidised boilers and insulation measures as part of a partnership between every Council in the county and a number of energy industry companies.

That means that, depending on the type of energy efficiency measures you need and your personal circumstances, almost all residents could benefit, some to the tune of thousands of pounds.

To find out more call the Cosy Homes in Lancashire team on 03306 061 488, or e-mail at info@chil.uk.com.

They will guide you through the application process and if the scheme can assist you then they will arrange for a free survey of your property to confirm what can be done.

Private landlords and organisations working with clients who could benefit are also encouraged to get in touch. 

Cosy Homes in Lancashire is a 12-month scheme and has been set up by all of Lancashire's local authorities to help households get the most out of the Government's Green Deal and ECO schemes.  These have been designed to help insulate homes and make them more energy efficient. This in turn saves money on bills and helps people keep warm and well. To find out more about these visit the Energy Saving Trust (external link).

Councillor Yvonne Gagen, portfolio holder for Leisure, said: “The Cosy Homes in Lancashire scheme is great news for West Lancashire residents.  It gives people eligible for the scheme the opportunity to make their home as energy efficient as possible in order to reduce their bills and stay warm and well. I would urge people to get in touch now.”

Councillor Jennifer Patterson, portfolio holder for housing, said: “Tackling fuel poverty is very important and West Lancashire Borough Council has taken many other measures to help make its housing stock more energy efficient. By taking part in this scheme the Council is aiming to help homeowners and people living in private accommodation to save money on their energy bills.”  

Funding for the scheme comes through grants from energy giant SSE and other energy companies.

Experienced Lancashire company Firefly Energi are managing the scheme with a number of trusted installers responsible for fitting the heating and insulation measures into homes.

Beyond the core work of heating and insulation measures, the scheme will also develop offers for households around renewable energy technologies and energy tariff switching.

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