home energy assessments available to Burnham residents
in the Burnham-On-Sea area can claim a free home energy assessment
offer is available as part of a new initiative called 'Our Green
Deal' being run in Somerset by the Centre for Sustainable Energy
and funded by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
It is part of a national scheme launched recently by the Government
called the Green Deal, which enourages householders to improve
the energy efficiency of their homes at no upfront cost.
Green Deal measures include home-improvements such as new heating
systems, wall or loft insulation, secondary glazing and draught-proofing.
Repayments are made through the householders energy bills.
The first step in accessing Green Deal finance is for an authorised
assessor to visit your home. An assessment usually costs around
£175, but there are more than 800 home energy assessments
to give away in our area before the offer ends on 15th March,
The assessment will show which energy efficiency improvements
would work best for homes, and which improvements could be funded
through the Green Deal. The assessment is independent and without
obligation, and the householder does not have to undertake any
of the recommended improvements.
Householders in Sedgemoor who want to know more should contact
the Centre for Sustainable Energy's Home Energy Team on Freephone
0800 082 2234 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The centre's James Ryle said: "The Green Deal has a lot to
offer, particularly in Somerset which has a lot of hard-to-treat
homes where people are being hit by high fuel bills. This initiative
will get the Green Deal rolling in Somerset."
Private tenants can still take advantage of this offer but need
to get their landlords permission first.