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South Ayrshire homes receive help to wrap up warm this winter

 12 December 2014  |  

Residents in South Ayrshire will be able to wrap up extra warmly this winter, thanks to a partnership between South Ayrshire Council, the Scottish Government and energy company SSE Scottish Hydro.

A range of FREE energy efficiency measures have been made available to help homes which are hard to heat and rely on aging electric storage heaters, LPG or oil and have poor insulation.

The scheme will benefit homeowners and private tenants who are rural, off mains gas and in receipt of a qualifying benefit. Energy efficiency measures available under the scheme include new electric storage heaters, oil and LPG boilers as well as loft and cavity wall insulation.

The project is funded through the Scottish Government's Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland (HEEPS) and SSE Scottish Hydro's Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and has already benefited many households across Scotland.

Steve Storey, Head of Development at SSE Scottish Hydro said: "We're working with South Ayrshire Council to target vulnerable households that can benefit from the new funding.

"Many people feel that the free support available can be too good to be true and therefore miss out. However, there are homes across South Ayrshire which are poorly insulated or have inefficient heating systems and this project will make improvements to help reduce energy use and heating bills.

"I encourage residents in South Ayrshire to find out if they are eligible and take advantage of this energy efficiency scheme."

Councillor John McDowall, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Sustainability and Environment and Chair of the Energy Agency said: "Over the last three years, we've improved the energy efficiency of hundreds of local homes and this excellent new partnership will help us keep even more residents warm and toasty in their homes this winter.

"I'm delighted we've teamed up with SSE Scottish Hydro to offer some of South Ayrshire's most vulnerable residents the chance to access a number of fully funded energy efficiency measures for their homes, which could make a huge difference to the lives of many residents and their fuel bills."

If you think you may qualify or know of someone else who may need help please call your local Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 before 15th February 2015.

Even the phone call is free and it could make a real difference to your comfort and your fuel bills.

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