Ensure your home is winter ready

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Officials behind a landmark energy efficiency scheme are urging residents to make sure their homes are winter-ready.

Warm Up North, which is endorsed by nine north east local authorities, is urging local people to prepare now for the colder months by making sure their homes are as energy efficient as possible.

Graeme Stephenson, lead partnership development manager at Warm Up North, said: “Anyone concerned about the temperature of their home should act now to help ensure they are fully prepared for the colder months.

“Whether residents are struggling with a broken or inefficient gas boiler or are in need of some improved insulation Warm Up North is on hand to help.

“Our team is here to offer advice on how residents could benefit from our range of energy efficiency measures and to make heating the region’s homes more affordable.

“The benefit of a more energy efficient home is not only lower monthly bills, but a warmer and more comfortable living environment which can also significantly help to improve the quality of life for residents.

“Boilers typically account for half of the cost of a property’s energy bills, so even replacing an old gas boiler with a new A-rated gas boiler and heating controls could save residents around £340 every year.”

Warm Up North is assisting residents to heat their homes for less through its range of energy efficiency measures, including new low cost gas boilers for £250 including VAT, subject to survey and criteria, as well as cavity, loft and solid wall insulation.

Launched in 2013, Warm Up North is tackling fuel poverty in the region by making homes more affordable to heat, helping residents to keep warm.

For more information on Warm Up North and its range of energy efficiency measures including £250 gas boilers for eligible residents, contact the team.

For the gas boiler offer, call free on 0800 316 4320 or for all other energy efficiency measures, call free on 0800 294 8073 or visit www.warmupnorth.com