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Press Release

Feeling left out in the cold by the boiler scrappage scheme?..

Date: 8 February 2010

The Herts Essex Energy Partnership (HEEP) are helping home owners in 15 local authority areas across Hertfordshire and Essex to keep warm and save money this winter with a 100% grant towards a new replacement boiler.

HEEP is a Government-funded and council-approved scheme made up of fifteen local authorities – Brentwood, Broxbourne, Chelmsford, Dacorum, East Herts, Epping Forest, Harlow, Hertsmere, North Hertfordshire, St Albans, Stevenage, Three Rivers, Uttlesford, Watford and Welwyn Hatfield. These local authorities are working together to tackle fuel poverty and help improve energy efficiency in homes across Hertfordshire and Essex.

Home owners with a working gas boiler 20 years or older and in receipt of a qualifying means tested benefit may be eligible for 100% grant* towards a new A rated boiler.

Replacing your old G rated boiler with a new A rated condensing boiler could save you 235** year on your heating bills.

Residents can contact one of our qualified advisors on freephone 0800 980 6026 quoting reference HEEP11 to discuss their individual circumstances and check eligibility.

* Subject to technical survey, qualifying criteria, council approval and availability of funding
** Source: Energy Savings Trust website February 2010

Climate Energy

Climate Energy is a multi disciplined energy agency providing innovative solutions to local authorities, other registered social landlords & private homes. From providing the simplest advice to homeowners, through to building complex funding solutions, they have a wealth of experience in Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Energy Solutions.

Website: www.climateenergy.org.uk

Herts & Essex Energy Partnership (HEEP) is comprised of the following (15) local authorities;

East Hertfordshire, Uttlesford, Hertsmere, Dacorum, Brentwood, Harlow, St Albans, Watford, Three Rivers, Welwyn Hatfield, Broxbourne, Stevenage, North Hertfordshire, Epping Forest and Chelmsford.

Energy efficiency measures are free for many in receipt of benefits subject to technical survey and qualifying criteria.

Media Contact: Emmeline Smith

Tel: 01277 312630

Email: emmeline.smith@brentwood.gov.uk