Thursday, 6 December 2012

19 Northampton homes to receive green heating after council's cash award!

 Northampton Borough Council has been awarded £76,000 to install green heating in 19 properties which will help reduced fuel bills by up to £330 a year.
The properties currently have costly and inadequate heating systems and because other more traditional systems cannot be fitted.
The funding will be used to install air to water heat pumps and seven properties will also receive external wall insulation. New renewable technologies, like air to water heat pumps, run on a small amount of electricity and could reduce Co2 emissions from the properties by 30 to 50%.
The grant has come from the Department of Energy and Climate Change and was won as part of competition open to social landlords to introduce low carbon heating into tenant’s homes.
Councillor Mary Markham, Cabinet member for housing said:
 “This is excellent news and we will be using this funding to install the latest renewable technologies into tenants homes helping them save energy and money. Air to water heat pumps are known to help reduce carbon emissions and I look forward to seeing how they will work in Northampton.”
Work to install the new systems will begin next year.