Help for hard to heat homes
10:01am Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
NEST, the Welsh Government scheme, is urging householders across Ceredigion who find it hard to heat their homes to contact them on October 1, International Day of Older Persons.
Nest offers home improvements at no cost to applicants who own or privately rent their home, live in a property that is very energy inefficient and receive a means tested state benefit.
Following a home visit to check eligibility, a Nest assessor will recommend a tailored package of improvements to help make the property warmer and save money on energy bills.
The Nest scheme, managed by British Gas, also supports applicants through the process with advice on saving energy, money management, as well as making sure they are on the best fuel tariff.
Lee Parry, head of Nest, said: “It is important to stay warm, not just on key international days, but all year round. A lot of people who are struggling to heat their homes may not even realise the difference that making small changes can make, for example, just insulating a loft could save up to £145 a year on heating bills.”
Anyone on a means tested benefit, with a hard to heat home, can contact Nest on Freephone 0808 808 2244 to see if they are eligible for a home energy improvement package, or visit www.nestwales.org.uk for more information.