AgilityEco project manages the Warmer Homes programme on behalf of a consortium of local authorities in the South and South East of England, led by Portsmouth City Council. The programme is funded through the Government’s Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme. The scheme aims to raise the energy efficiency of low income and low energy performance homes, with a focus on homes with an energy performance certificate (EPC rating) of E, F or G.
Fred, a resident in East Wittering, heard about fully funded air source heat pumps through Chichester District Council. His home had an EPC rating of E and he was using uneconomical immersion heaters to keep warm. Like many people across the country, Fred was looking at ways to reduce his energy bills by making his home more energy efficient.
Fred applied for support via AgilityEco’s flagship LEAP (Local Energy Advice Partnership) service. Based on his circumstances, Fred received a home visit from a LEAP Home Energy Advisor. They installed free small energy efficient measures including reflective radiator panels, an internal draught excluder and a TV standby plug. He was also recommended to contact his energy provider to install a free smart meter.
The Home Energy Advisor then advised Fred to contact the Warmer Homes Programme to see if he was eligible for further fully funded measures. Fred was eligible due to his pensioner status and the EPC rating of his property, and so his application for an air source heat pump was accepted.
Fred, East Wittering said:
“Since having a heat pump installed, my energy bills have gone down by 50% and the EPC rating of my home has gone from an E to a C. One of the things that I found incredible about air source heat pumps is that for each unit of electricity you use, you get three units of heat in return. This has seen my energy consumption plummet.
“The application process was quick and easy. It took the installers just four days to install the air source heat pump and they were incredibly professional. To anyone who’s thinking about getting an air source heat pump, it’s green, it’s good for the environment, it saves you money, the noise is not an issue and it’s easy to use.”
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