Residents in Tendring are being reminded that grant funding is up for grabs to help them reduce their energy bills.
Aran Services Ltd – supported by Tendring District Council (TDC) - is offering free and partially funded energy efficiency improvements.
These include loft and cavity wall insulation as well as new heating systems and everyone is entitled to some money – regardless of income – and homes can save up to £360 per year on bills.
Recent changes in legislation mean that those with a health condition made worse by the cold, those living in fuel poverty or are in receipt of a Government means tested benefit will receive increased levels of grant.
This may be for various types of insulation and some may be entitled to extra heating grants.
Paul Honeywood, TDC’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said that the funding is in place and the company has started to receive calls.
“This is a genuine offer and one that TDC is supporting to benefit our residents,” he said.
“A warning recently went out from another authority telling people of a bogus company offering something similar. That warning does not apply to the Aran Services offer.
“Aran is also able to provide a free home assessment and some households will be eligible for 100 per cent funded home insulation. It is available to home owners and tenants who rent from a private landlord.”
The company will not be cold calling any residents over this scheme and householders need to request a visit should they want to be involved.
Anyone interested can book a free no obligation assessment by calling Aran Services Ltd on 01284 812570 or Freephone 0800 5877795 quoting reference TDC/17.1
Alternatively they can fill out an online enquiry form at www.aranservices.co.uk/pages/908/