Easy Green Deal urges installers to act now to share in £224m Scots warm homes funding

warm homes logoEasy Green Deal™ Ltd is urging installers to act now or face missing out on the £224 million of Warmer Homes Scotland funding.

The Chester-based company is sending out an ‘act now’ message following the announcement from First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon confirming the investment.

Warmer Homes Scotland is the Scottish Government’s national energy efficiency scheme, designed to deliver the best possible help to people in Scotland who are struggling to keep their homes warm and pay their energy bills.

Under the new scheme, measures such as insulation, heating and domestic renewables in households identified as fuel-poor are eligible for funding to help reduce fuel bills.

While the funding is predicted to be available for up to seven years, the budget for year one will be up to £16 million. Installers will only be able to carry out work if they are PAS 2030 or MCS certified for renewables.

David Buckley, Easy Green Deal Consultant, said: Installers need to move quickly to ensure that they do not miss out on the scheme, or face missing out on providing customers with access to this funding. Ultimately, if they fail to act now, they run the risk of missing out on generating more income for their businesses, as well as helping to make their customers’ homes more energy efficient.

“With 2135 registered Green Deal installers, we wanted to ensure that everyone within our database is made aware of the funding and is given the guidance on how to unlock this.”

The contract for the new scheme has been awarded to Warmworks (formed by a consortium of Changeworks, the Energy Savings Trust and Everwarm) and will work alongside the other Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland.

A spokesperson for Warmer Homes Scotland said: From September 2015, this scheme will provide a step-by-step service for householders, from the time they call up through to when the work is done. Warmer Homes Scotland will provide full support, from insulation to heating and domestic renewables, making householders homes warmer, more comfortable and affordable to run.”

Three organisations (the Energy Saving Trust, Changeworks & Everwarm) have formed a joint venture in Warmworks Scotland, created solely to deliver this scheme, and to bring improved health and financial benefits to thousands of Scottish homes.

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