Free home insulation on offer to city home owners

Residents in Aberdeen are being given the opportunity to save money and improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

Aberdeen City Council is encouraging eligible householders to take advantage of the Warmer Homes Aberdeen Scheme. The scheme offers free insulation upgrades to privately owned properties where there is inadequate insulation in the loft, walls or under the floor.

Householders will qualify for the scheme if they or their home meet any ONE of the following criteria:

• Homes with Council Tax Band A - C.

• Homes with postcode beginning AB11 8, AB11 9, AB16 and AB24.

• Households with a child under the age of 5.

• Households registered with a food bank.

• Householders in receipt of state pension.

• Home is privately rented (from a registered landlord).

Households taking part in the programme could save over £300 annually just by improving the insulation in their home and acting on the home energy advice could save over £200.

In addition to insulation, residents can also get free home energy advice from a qualified Home Energy Advisor. The Advisors can provide advice on saving energy and reducing fuel bills, including support with finding the best fuel supply deal and changing supplier.

Take advantage of this scheme to make your home more comfortable and more affordable to heat. Even if your home is adequately insulated, our energy advisors can advise you on other ways to make your bills more affordable and keep your home more comfortable to live in.

The Warmer Homes Scheme is funded through the Scottish Government’s Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland. Aberdeen City Council is delivering the scheme in partnership with local organisation Scarf, Home Energy Scotland, and recently appointed insulation contractor, BCA Insulation.

Aberdeen City Council’s Communities, Housing and Infrastructure convener Councillor Yvonne Allan said: “This council is committed to reducing fuel poverty for our most vulnerable residents. The Warmer Homes programme goes a long way to helping those most in need in the city.

“I encourage eligible residents who feel their home is not warm enough, or those who are struggling to pay fuel bills to get in touch and take advantage of this scheme.”

To take part of this programme eligible residents should contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 or email warmeraberdeen@scarf.org.uk