East Riding Heat Pump Project
Mr and Mrs W. whose property is off the gas network and had solid fuel heating were one of the first to have an Air Source Heat Pump system installed under the new scheme.
“We are very pleased with the system, it has made a great improvement to the warmth of the property and also a difference to the amount we were spending on fuel”, said Mrs W.
“I have no regrets at all about having the system installed and we would highly recommend it to other people off the mains gas network”.
Following the council’s successful bid under the Warm Homes Fund both owner occupiers and private rented properties, which are off the mains gas network, can benefit from a funded Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) installation, subject to the energy rating of the dwelling and eligibility of residents.
The scheme is designed to help those residents suffering from a long-term health condition on a low income or in receipt of a specific benefit who have solid fuel, old storage heaters or portable heaters and provides a complete new heating system.
The property is also required to have an Energy Performance rating of E, F or G.
In the respect of owner occupiers, the scheme allows for a fully funded complete new heating system consisting of an air source heat pump, new radiators and a hot water cylinder.
Private sector landlords would need to make a contribution of £1,500.
This project has already helped a number of residents and resulted in positive effects for households in the East Riding.