Wakefield home-owners to benefit from free low carbon heating systems.


Better Homes Yorkshire is working with Wakefield Council to offer eco-friendly home improvements.

The Council has secured £1.4m from the Government’s Home Upgrade Grant to provide low-income residents with new low carbon heating systems.

These systems will help to improve energy efficiency, provide warmer, healthier homes and lower carbon emissions.

This new Wakefield scheme is set to provide Air Source Heat Pump central heating systems -free of charge - to qualifying households in the Wakefield district. It aims to help low-income residents that are currently using electric, or coal fired heating to install new low carbon heating.

Loft and cavity wall insulation upgrades and a small number of solar photovoltaic (PV) (solar electric) systems will also be available to households that receive Air Source Heat Pumps.

More information about Air Source Heat Pumps is available on this Council page and on this Energy Saving Trust page.

Cllr Darren Byford, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Regeneration and Property, said: “We are delighted to have secured this funding to make households in our district warmer and heathier. We know that energy inefficient homes are expensive to run and leave some people struggling to pay their energy bills so this innovative scheme will go a long way to help reduce the risk of fuel poverty. It will also help to reduce domestic carbon emissions in our fight against climate change.”

All the work will be free of charge and arranged by the Council through its approved contractor through Better Homes Yorkshire.

To qualify, residents must meet ALL the following criteria:

  • Be an owner-occupied household living in the Wakefield district
  • Have an annual gross household income below £30,000 (including benefits)
  • Live in a property that is Energy Performance Certificate band E, F or G (properties that are EPC band A-D are not eligible)
  • Be off the gas network and currently using electric or coal as the main heating fuel

Applications are being taken now but this is a time limited offer, so residents are urged to apply now.

To enquire call the Housing Support Energy Team on 01924 305887 or email energyteam@wakefield.gov.uk.

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