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Fund for those still without central heating in Aylesbury Vale

Southern Gas Network, who say they can help those in special circumstances move to central heating.

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:48am 21st February 2020. 3-minute read.

Fund for those still without central heating in Aylesbury Vale

Those still living without central heating in Aylesbury Vale could get help to make the switch.

Southern Gas Network are offering funding to those with electric storage heaters, coal or wood burners, to help them save on their bills.

Those with young children or are over 60 are among those who could qualify.

Letters from SGN, who run the gas network here, are being distributed to homes without a gas connection in Aylesbury for their Help to Heat scheme which will fully fund a gas connection for the majority of eligible residents living near a supply.

Residents currently using electric storage heaters, coal or wood burners could save hundreds of pounds per year with a new energy efficient heating system.

Householders who receive certain benefits or have a low household income in relation to their energy bills may qualify for funding.

Central Heating / Radiator

In addition, residents will be eligible for funding if they are on a low income and are either over 60, have children under five, have a health condition affected by the cold or live in a hard to heat home. 

SGN have appointed award-winning community interest company YES Energy Solutions to manage the scheme and assess customers for available funding. 

Marie Jones, Fuel Poverty Stakeholder Engagement Manager at SGN, said:

"If you're struggling to stay affordably warm this winter, our Help to Heat scheme may be able to help and we'd urge you to get in touch. 

"Through our Help to Heat scheme, we can help residents connect to a more affordable fuel to make their homes warmer and more comfortable.

"For households relying on solid fuel or electric storage heaters, the Help to Heat scheme is a route to cheaper fuel bills from a more efficient heating system." 

Residents who think they may be eligible for the scheme are advised to call the Help to Heat team on freephone 0800 015 5174.  

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