Tackling fuel poverty in Exeter

Tackling fuel poverty in Exeter

Tackling fuel poverty in Exeter

First published in Devon

A NUMBER of families in Exeter will get a warmer home this winter and beyond thanks to CosyDevon – an energy saving scheme launched today by Exeter City Council and eight other local authorities which will see up to £9 million invested in improving homes across the county.

Delivered in partnership with E.ON, one of the UK’s leading energy companies, CosyDevon is offering up to 7,000 free or subsidised insulation and heating measures for Devon’s homes, supporting local jobs and saving an estimated 156,000 tonnes of C02.

Cllr Rob Hannaford, Lead Councillor for Housing and Customer Access, said: “We know that there are many people in Exeter who struggle to pay their fuel bills and Cosy Devon will not only help them reduce their bills by making their homes more energy efficient but also make those winter months warmer and more bearable.”

Don Leiper, Director of Energy Efficiency at E.ON, added: “I’m immensely proud that E.ON has been part of CosyDevon since its launch and that we have worked with our partners in local authorities across Devon to provide energy saving help to thousands of families in that time.

”This scheme will bring significant benefits in making our homes more energy efficient, helping people to reduce their energy consumption and cut their bills. I hope that many more will get in touch to see what help is on offer.”

Homeowners, private landlords and their tenants who meet the qualifying criteria1 can receive loft and cavity wall insulation for FREE through CosyDevon. Homeowners who are not on qualifying benefits and want to top up their existing loft insulation only can do so for £149.

Free replacement boilers are also available to households receiving qualifying benefits whose boiler meets certain criteria2.

To find out more and get a free, no obligation home energy survey call 0800 0511548 or visit cosydevon.com.

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