A new scheme has been launched for those needing extra help to stay warm in their homes.
The Hertfordshire Warmer Homes scheme offers free or discounted energy efficiency improvements, such as loft or cavity insulation and heating repairs, to eligible households. Run in partnership between the district and borough councils and Hertfordshire County Council, these improvements could make your home both easier and cheaper to heat.
The World Health Organisation recommends that a safe indoor temperature for your home is 21°C (70°F) during the day and 18°C (64°F) at night particularly if you are over 75, have young children or have a long-term health condition.
Cold temperatures can have a serious impact on your health and are linked to a number of health conditions including respiratory disease, strokes, falls and flu. However we also know that for some people the concern about the cost of heating their home is very real.
It’s good to know that the Hertfordshire Warmer Homes scheme is available to help keep homes warm when temperatures drop.
For further details, including checking eligibility, contact HertsHelp on 0300 123 4044 (local rate) or email firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/hertswarmerhomes
Posted on Monday 4th December 2017