Halton’s Saving Home Energy Challenge
Published by Roisin Rowley-Smith for Riverside in Communities and also in Bill Payments, Environment, Housing
residents find out more about affordable warmth
Runcorn’s social landlord, Riverside, is working with contractor, Warmer Heating and energy supplier EDF, to invest £3.8 million into insulating around 400 homes on the Halton Brook estate.
The external wall insulation and draft proofing works are free for tenants and residents and run alongside a package of training and advice on how residents can save energy and cash, called the Halton – Saving Home Energy Challenge.
Residents of Halton Brook gathered at the local community centre to find out more about the energy saving plans for the area.
Riverside’s affordable warmth officer, Michelle Melvin, said: “We want to get everyone from Halton Brook involved in the Saving Home Energy Challenge. As an incentive, the household who saves the most energy will win a £500 voucher to spend at Currys.”
Michelle will be visiting residents and groups to show people how to use their boilers more efficiently and how they can switch energy providers to find the cheapest option. She will also be advising on utility bills, energy efficiency savings and will provide give-aways, such as power saving plugs and electricity monitors to everyone who enters the Halton – Saving Home Energy Challenge.
Home owners in the area may also be eligible for a free new boiler.
Michelle added: “This 12 month project could help households save as much as £500 per year on their energy bills.”
If you are interested in taking part in the Halton – Saving Home Energy Challenge contact Michelle Melvin on 0845 111 0000.