Council offers extra help to make homes energy efficient

PUBLISHED: 14:00 19 July 2018

Weston's Town Hall.

Weston's Town Hall.


More people living in North Somerset could be eligible for help in improving their home’s energy efficiency.

The authority has enabled anyone living in homes with an energy performance certificate of E, F or G to get help under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO).

The ECO requires large energy companies to pay for improvements, such as insulation or heating measures, for people living in cold homes.

The scheme’s parameters are normally set by the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), but its flexible eligibility means local authorities can set the criteria for which households can receive the support.

Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, North Somerset’s deputy leader with responsibility for housing, said: “Poor energy performance is worst in the private rented sector and our private sector housing team is working hard to address this, as well as improve overall conditions in this area.”

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