Households could qualify for free energy efficiency measures

Residents in Liverpool are now able to apply to have energy efficiency measures installed which could help cut their heating bills by hundreds of pounds per year.

Up to 687 properties in the city are to benefit from the government’s Sustainable Warmth Fund between now and April 2023.  

A total of £7 million has been earmarked for homes in the city, with measures installed by Liverpool-based Next Energy.

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority successfully applied to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy for funding, on behalf of all city region councils.

The measures may include cavity wall insulation, loft insulation, underfloor insulation, air source heat pumps, solar panels and replacement windows and doors.

The Energy Saving Trust calculates that households can save up to £375 per year through insulating their home, reduce the chance of coming down with respiratory illnesses related to living in a cold home, and reduce carbon emissions.

To be eligible, households should:

  • Own their own home
  • Have a total income of less than £30,000
  • Have an Energy Performance Certificate rating for the property of E, F or G

Private rented tenants can apply, however a landlord contribution will be required.

Liverpool’s Cabinet Member for Strategic Housing, Councillor Sarah Doyle, said, “Poor insulation and energy efficiency is a major factor in fuel poverty.

“At a time when we are all paying record amounts for energy, I would urge anyone who may be eligible to get in touch.  We are expecting to see a big rise in the number of people living in fuel poverty and this is an opportunity to cut your bills and improve living conditions.”

Healthy Homes Team Programme Manager, Anju Rooney, said, “We really want to help residents make their homes warmer and more comfortable to live in.

“This scheme is fully funded for those who are eligible, so it really is a win-win all round – not just for them but also for the environment as we look to reduce carbon emissions.”

To find out more about eligibility, and how to apply:

Previous schemes in Liverpool have seen 450 homes in the city benefit from measures worth a total of more than £4m.

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