Hertfordshire Warmer Homes
In the cold winter months it’s good to know that for those needing extra help to stay warm, there is help available.
The ice, snow and frost in winter bring lots of challenges, but for some there are very real concerns about the costs of heating our homes.
The World Health Organisation recommends that safe indoor temperatures for older people, young children and those with a long-term health condition is 21°C (70°F) during the day and 18°C (64°F) at night.
The Hertfordshire Warmer Homes scheme is here to help. Run in partnership by the District and Borough councils in Hertfordshire and Hertfordshire County Council, the scheme can provide free or discounted home energy improvements that will make your home easier and cheaper to heat. The scheme is funded by the energy companies who are required to promote energy efficiency measures with the aim of reducing carbon emissions and reducing the costs of heating a home.
The types of improvements that may be available include:
- Loft insulation
Cavity wall insulation
Solid wall insulation
Advice can be offered on energy switching to try to find a lower tariff and other energy saving measures.
Generally, only owner occupiers and tenants in private rented housing are eligible and the scheme is targeted at households with low incomes and with certain health conditions.
The Council has approved a Statement of Intent, which means that even more people will be eligible under the scheme.
To find out how you can benefit from the scheme, contact HertsHelp on 0300 123 4044 (local rate) or firstname.lastname@example.org