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Eligible Rushcliffe households could receive free central heating installation

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Households in Rushcliffe could enjoy free first-time installation of a central system to help them switch to a more affordable, energy efficient method of heating their home, thanks to the Warm Homes Hub.

The £4.3m Hub launched earlier this year and is set to provide eligible homeowners and tenants with a range of benefits to improve the warmth and comfort of their homes over the next two years.

The initiative works to further improve the quality of heating and energy efficiency of households across the county and was launched by charities Nottingham Energy Partnership, Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire alongside energy company E.ON.

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Under the improvements, residents could secure a free gas connection, free first-time central heating system and free cavity wall or loft insulation.

Households are encouraged to connect with the Warm Homes Hub and make the switch to gas heating, which can see significant improvements in health as it reduces the risk of cold related illnesses and decreases the chances of damp and mould developing.

The Hub can also save residents up to £5,000 on the installation costs of such improvements and create further long term savings on energy bills.

Those who already have central heating systems in their property but are struggling with broken or faulty heating can apply for grants from the Hub towards heating replacements and repairs to help address the issues.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Deputy Leader Cllr Debbie Mason said: “The benefits, support and advice provided by the Warm Homes Hub can ensure we all enjoy warm, safe and comfortable homes throughout Rushcliffe.

“If you need to secure a gas connection, are looking to switch to gas central heating, or simply want advice on how to improve the energy efficiency of your household, the Warm Homes Hub is there to help.

“As we all assess the impact of COVID-19, the Hub is continuing to provide vital support regarding heating, household income and energy costs as a result of the pandemic and is available for any residents seeking additional guidance during this time.”

Residents can apply for support from the Warm Homes Hub and find out more about the free advice available online at www.warmhomeshub.com or by calling 0115 985 3000.

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