Helping Homeowners spread the cost of a New Boiler

New Boiler

Homeowners in Torridge who need to replace a broken or inefficient boiler may be eligible for assistance through funds from Torridge Council. The council are working in partnership with local not-for-profit organisation Wessex Resolutions delivering fixed rate loans for home improvements.

The average lifespan of a boiler is 10-15 years and the Energy Saving Trust estimates that if you replace an old G-rated boiler with a modern A-rated boiler with a full set of heating controls, you could save around £340 a year on your gas bill.

Emma Lower of Wessex Resolutions said:

"Being able to help the local people to keep their families warm and healthy means a huge amount to us and we are so pleased that the local council can offer this money because the need is unquestionably there".

Janet Williams Environmental Health & Community Safety Manager said:

"Homeowners with inefficient older boilers or no central heating will face higher energy costs and poor living conditions. The loan funds provided by the Council is an opportunity for people to find a solution for repairs and maintenance that really can make a difference in their lives." 

Loan funds are recycled for the benefit of the community. Each time a repayment is made the money goes back into the original lending pot and is then available to help more people in need. Spreading the cost of a replacement boiler can be a real benefit to people who can't afford the unexpected cost upfront but need to have a working boiler right away.

For more information please see the leaflet to the right of this page or contact Wessex Resolutions on 01823 461099 or visit www.wrcic.org.uk

24 April 2017