Barbara is encouraging people in Worsley and Eccles South to take advantage of the Government’s new Boiler Scrappage scheme to upgrade their household heating systems.
Households who have older model ‘G-rated’ boilers can apply through the Energy Saving Trust for a £400 voucher to replace their boiler with a more modern and efficient ‘A-rated’ model. This could save households up to £235 a year in fuel bills for many years to come.
The scheme is open to the first 125,000 households who apply, so those who are interested should register for a voucher quickly by calling the Energy Saving Trust’s advice line on 0800 512 012 or by visiting www.est.org.uk for more information about the scheme.
“I encourage people in Worsley and Eccles South with an old G-rated boiler to get in touch with the Energy Saving Trust to receive a £400 voucher towards replacing it with a modern model. Not only with this save people money in the long term – up to £235 a year in fuel bills – but the scheme will also give a big boost to local industry and help keep people in jobs.
“Households will be free to choose who they want to appoint to do the work, provided the work is undertaken by registered installers. So, this is also an opportunity for people to support local Salford businesses.
“The scheme will also help to bring us closer to our carbon emission reduction targets. There are currently three and a half million homes in England with inefficient G-rated boilers. Replacing these with greener models will save an amount of carbon dioxide a year which is the equivalent to taking 45,000 cars off the road.”
- The Energy Saving Trust is administering this scheme on behalf of the Government
- The scheme was launched on 18 January
- The offer is also available for landlords of privately let accommodation
- Householders will pay for the new boiler and installation up front and then will claim the £400 back through the Trust, with payment then being issued to the householder within 25 working days. The vouchers will be valid for 12 weeks, and if they are not used then they will be re-allocated.