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Tenants delighted with new environmental heating systems


Published by lpriest for Progress Housing Group in Housing and also in Communities

Tenant Mrs Turriff who is thrilled with her new system. Tenant Mrs Turriff who is thrilled with her new system.

Eight homes in Salwick, Preston have benefited from the installation of a new energy efficient heating system, thanks to funding secured from ‘The Energy Savings Trust’ by Progress Housing Group.

Every year the Leyland-based housing group carries out a huge programme of works to improve and maintain its properties. This year it plans to spend over £11.5million on property repairs and maintenance.

The eight properties identified for improvements have previously been heated by coal, electric or woodburners that would only generate enough heat for certain periods of the day and were very expensive to run.

The installation of the new air source heat pumps is now complete and could create savings of up to 65% on conventional heating bills, and will enable the tenants to have a fully controlled heating system along with hot water on demand and no longer have to dread expensive fuel bills.

Progress Housing Group worked in partnership with Global Energy Systems, who manufacture the unique heat pumps and worked with us on this project.  

So far, Progress ousing Group has received fantastic feedback from its tenants about their new environmentally friendly heating systems.

Delighted Marianne Gawn of Boltons Croft, Salwick, who had the new heating system installed in her home, said: ‘It’s absolutely amazing, I came off a night shift and my house was already warm, before I would have to wrap up in a coat and put on my electric blanket, but now it’s so cosy. The team who installed the system were wonderful too; they cleaned up after themselves and were so respectful, a great bunch of lads!’

Lisa Breeze, Head of Maintenance Strategy and Performance at Progress Housing Group, said: "Replacing older, solid fuel heating systems with more efficient, air source heat pumps will make a real difference to our tenants as they will be more convenient to run, more cost effective and will help to improve the warmth of these homes.

“We are delighted to be working alongside Global Energy Systems on this project."


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