Free energy efficient heating systems offered to low income homes

Residents in County Durham can check if they are eligible to receive a new gas boiler and central heating, which could lead to lower energy bills and a warmer home.

Durham County Council is working in partnership with utilities supplier E.ON and heating, insulation and renewables company 0800 Repair to offer grants of up to £6,000 for homeowners on low incomes to replace solid fuel or electric storage heaters.

The Warm Homes Fund will install 200 energy efficient gas boilers and central heating systems in homes with an income of less than £26,000 or which are in receipt of a means tested benefit. To qualify, applicants must currently heat their house with solid fuel and only one radiator or use an electric storage heater.

For further information, or to apply for a Warm Homes Grant, residents can contact 0800 Repair by calling 0808 169 7127.

Further information about a variety of schemes available to help householders make their properties more energy efficient can be found on the council’s website at

www.durham.gov.uk/housingenergyimprovements