With Ofgem’s announcement of a rise in the energy price cap from April 2022, residents in Hertsmere are being encouraged to check if they are eligible to receive help under a new scheme that has been recently launched which could help to help local householders to offset the impact of any increases in their energy bills, be warmer in their homes and lower their carbon emissions.
Under the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme, delivered by Warmworks on behalf of Hertsmere Borough Council and through funding from the UK Government, householders can apply to receive improvements to increase the comfort and warmth in their home. The scheme offers a wide range of insulation measures and renewable heating technologies which are designed to support homes to reduce their impact on the environment, including air source, ground source, and hybrid heat pumps.
The Green Homes Grant scheme is open to homeowners, private tenants and people in social rented accommodation, where the home has a low energy rating and a low annual income.
Warmworks will arrange a survey in the homes of eligible householders to agree the work that will be carried out. An accredited and registered sub-contractor team then completes the installation of the agreed heating and energy-efficiency measures, before an independent inspection assesses the completed work against rigorous quality standards. Where required, Warmworks will also then arrange for a full annual service to be completed 12 months later.
Cllr Seamus Quilty, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: "Following Ofgem’s announcement of an increase in the energy price cap from April, the Green Homes Grant scheme can offer vital improvements that could see many people across Hertsmere who are on a low income and finding it hard to heat their home benefit from measures that could see them being warmer, offset any increase to their energy bills, and decrease their home’s impact on the environment.
“Warmworks has a strong track record of delivering schemes that have helped nearly 25,000 households across the UK to improve the heating in their homes, and be happier, healthier and more comfortable in them.
“I’d encourage everyone in Hertsmere to check if they are eligible to receive help from the Green Homes Grant scheme.”
Ross Armstrong, Warmworks Managing Director, said: "I'm delighted that Warmworks is working in partnership with Hertsmere Borough Council to deliver the Green Homes Grant scheme.
“Not only do the funded energy efficiency measures that the scheme provides give local people an opportunity to reduce their carbon emissions and support the transition to Net Zero, but also one of the most important benefits we can offer through the scheme is to help people feel warmer, healthier and happier in their homes.
“A few minutes to complete our short application could help your home stay warmer for years ahead.”
You can find out if you are eligible for the scheme by completing the short application form at http://surveys.est.org.uk/s/GreenHomesGrantSchemeLAD or by calling 0808 196 8255.
Posted on Wednesday 2nd March 2022