First free central heating system installed in Barnsley

Better Homes Yorkshire is working with local councils to help those who are considered to be in fuel poverty. One of the latest schemes on offer is the installation of a brand new central heating system, which is free to those who are eligible.

The first person to benefit from this in Barnsley was John Key who, with the help of his relative Julia Stanney, now has a new energy efficient central heating system in his property.

Mr Key said: “I’ve never had central heating as I thought I couldn’t afford to have it fitted or run it beacuse I’m a pensioner. It was very cold upstairs in winter, especially at night time.”

Thanks to the Better Homes Yorkshire team, Mr Key now lives in a warmer, healthier, more comfortable home.

Mr Key went on to thank everyone involved for the convenience and quality of the works:

“Having central heating fitted has made a real difference, I’m very happy now I’m warm in my house; they’ve done a brilliant job and I’m happy with the work of Barnsley Council, Keepmoat and the fitters Scarbrooks. It took all the pressure off, they did all the work and we had nothing to worry about.”

 

Mr Key with his niece Julia Stanney            

Our Which? Trusted Traders Scarbrook have been doing a fantastic job across Yorkshire and this is just another example of their great work.

The whole house was originally heated by just two gas fires in the downstairs rooms of the property, but now this previously hard to heat property benefits from an A rated combi boiler and radiators in all rooms, all of which were installed completely free of charge. Due to the work that has been carried out, the property’s EPC rating rose from a low E (40) to a high D (65).

The cost for heating and hot water in this property prior to the works were in the region of £727 per year for heating and £335 per year for hot water. These figures have now reduced to an estimated amount of £546 per year for heating and £78 per year. That’s a total saving per year of £438.

In addition BHY have checked that the cavity is already filled with insulation and have arranged to check if the loft has sufficient insulation, which again can be installed completely free of charge.

If you want to find out if you’re eligible, don’t hesitate to get in touch. There is limited funding available so don’t miss out, call Better Homes Yorkshire on 0800 597 1500* or 0113 897 0977**

*Free from UK Landline. ** Local and mobile call charges apply

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