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Cornish Households Missing Out on Free Energy Saving Upgrades

Thousands of households across Cornwall are missing out on grants to help improve the heating and insulation in their homes according to a leading Cornish energy firm.

 

Happy Energy says that all homes in Cornwall are entitled to grants for loft and cavity wall insulation regardless of income, but for people in receipt of benefit, on a low income or who suffer from a long term illness, grants of up to £5,000 may be available for upgrading boilers, storage heaters and even installing first time central heating in a home.

 

Cornwall homes are missing out on these grants, with latest statistics released by the Government showing that only 55 out of every 1000 homes have received a grant. This compared for example with Plymouth where 111 per 1000 homes have received them.

 

That means 90,000 households, especially those that are off the mains gas network including park homes in Cornwall are potentially missing out on the chance to receive free* heating upgrades including free oil and LPG boiler upgrades, free storage heater upgrades and free cavity wall and loft insulation.

 

With Autumn almost upon us, Perranporth-based Happy Energy is urging people to get in contact to see if they qualify for the free energy upgrades by calling them on 0800 0246 234 or visiting www.happyenergy.co.uk.

 

“Heating a home is a major household expense and thousands of properties in Cornwall, especially those where people are on income related benefits, are missing out on vital support available from the Government’s Help to Heat Programme,” said John Moores of Happy Energy.

 

“In most cases the heating grants available mean those who qualify will get completely free heating and heating control upgrades – including replacement storage heaters, oil and LPG boilers. Some limited funding is also available for upgrading mains gas boilers but these works may require a customer contribution.

 

“We are working with hundreds of households across Cornwall already but know there are many more out there that could be benefitting from these Grants, so we are urging people to get in touch and find out. Many people just don’t realise what’s available to them so they can call us, chat through opportunities with a member of our team to see if they are eligible,” added John.

 

To find out about the grants available and to see if you qualify, contact Happy Energy on 0800 0246 234 or visit http://happyenergy.co.uk/free-boiler-scheme/

 

*subject to successfully qualifying through the eligibility criteria

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