If you live in Hertsmere and currently rely on inefficient storage heaters, room heaters or fires, then you could get a fully funded A-rated gas-powered central heating system installed in your home.

Please check the eligibility criteria below:

Hertsmere Borough Council, in conjunction with Hertfordshire County Council, has secured funding through National Grid’s Warm Homes Fund to deliver first-time central heating to around 30 homes.

We aim to help eligible residents connect their homes to a more cost-effective fuel and reap the benefits of an energy-efficient heating system.

Studies show that mains gas is around three or four times cheaper than electricity.

The project is being managed by Community Interest Company YES Energy Solutions, who will be delivering the installations via its accredited installer network.

Eligible residents could receive:

  • A-rated gas condensing combination boiler (with two-year warranty)
  • Radiators in every living space
  • Thermostatic radiator values (TRVs)
  • Wireless digital programmer


There is also funding available for gas connections via Cadent, providing residents meet the eligibility criteria and live close to other properties on the mains gas network.

This scheme works on a first come first served basis.

Do you qualify?

Homeowners and private renting tenants that live in a property with no central heating (e.g. rely on room heaters, storage heaters or fires) can join the scheme if they meet the following criteria:

The property must have no radiators (e.g. uses inefficient storage heaters, room heaters or fires as the main heating source) and must be close to other properties on the mains gas network.

And:

The resident receives one or more of the following state benefits:

  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Carer's Allowance
  • Income Support  
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Income Related Employment & Support Allowance        
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Working Tax Credit

                                                   

  • War Pensions Mobility Supplement
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Disability Living Allowance 
  • Child Benefit (income thresholds apply)
  • Personal Independence Payment

 

Or:

The resident meets the criteria set out in the relevant Statement of Intent (SoI):

Hertsmere Sol

Sol criteria summary

The criteria in each of the three SoIs are similar, but we advise that residents check the criteria with us before applying.Typically, if you have a household income below a certain threshold (e.g. £20,000 or less after rent or mortgage has been paid) and don’t have working central heating, then you are likely to qualify. Residents on low incomes with specific health conditions or vulnerabilities can also qualify for support.

Please note that if you rent a property, then your landlord will be required to make a small contribution towards the cost of the installation.

YES Energy Solutions are managing the scheme on behalf of the partnership and will be facilitating all of the installations through its installer network.

The funding

Hertfordshire County Council and the three district/borough councils secured funding through the Warm Homes Fund in November – an innovative funding stream established by National Grid to help make households in Great Britain warmer, healthier and cheaper to heat. The fund is administered by Affordable Warmth Solutions.

Additional match funding is also being provided by Hertsmere Borough Council and via the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) programme.

Any gas connections will be funded through Cadent as part of the Fuel Poverty Network Extension Scheme.

Get in touch

Contact our approved partners YES Energy Solutions to register your interest:

T:  01422 880100 (office hours, 9am – 5pm)

E:  projects@yesenergysolutions.co.uk

W: www.yesenergysolutions.co.uk